May Meetup

When: May 6th, 6pm
Where:  3120 Berlin Turnpike, Newington, CT 06111
Discussion: BsidesCT2016, Badlock lulz, HOPE11, and more…
Bring yourself, any cool tech gear, and a laptop.
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March Meetup

Panera, 6pm, be there.

Talking about Trump, Raspberry Pi3, iPhone encryption.

Feb 2016 Meetup

When: Friday, February 5 at 6 PM
25—39° Mostly Cloudy
Where: Panera Bread (3120 Berlin Tpke, Newington, CT)

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March Madness

Friday at 6:00pm
28°F / 13°F Clear

Panera Bread (3120 Berlin Tpke, Newington)

drunken karaoke to follow…

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December Meetup


When: Friday 12/5 at 6:00pm
Where: Panera Bread – Newington
What: Same old shit different month, bring whatever cool new toy/project you’re working on

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Shocktober Meetup

Join us @ Panera bread for tonight’s meetup. Topics include the new shellshock bash bug, lockpicking, Yuengling beer, The Fappening, and pineapples.

Panera Bread
3120 Berlin Tpke, Newington, Connecticut 06111

September 2014 Meetup

Tonight Panera Bread , 6pm.

Event begins at 10:00am tomorrow, runs until 18:00 Sunday, and will be open 24/7. Guest speakers include whistleblowers: Edward Snowden,Daniel Ellsberg, & Thomas Drake.
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BSides Connecticut is coming Saturday, June 14th. It’s an exciting day long information security conference hosted at Quinnipiac University’s York Hill campus in Hamden. With this ideal venue for collaborative presentations, sharing of information and ideas, BSides Connecticut will help establish a much-needed link between information security professionals and the Connecticut technology community.

Get your tickets today.


We’re thrilled to announce that the whistleblower of all whistleblowers – Daniel Ellsberg – will be a keynote speaker at HOPE X in New York City this July.

Daniel Ellsberg was the cause of one of the biggest political controversies in the history of the United States when he released the Pentagon Papers in 1971. This top-secret Pentagon study of U.S. government decision-making concerning the Vietnam War was released to various newspapers. When the New York Times was stopped by a Nixon administration court order, Ellsberg leaked the 7,000 pages of documents to the Washington Post and 17 other publications. These revelations clearly showed deceptive practices by the government and played a significant role in changing the views of many Americans – and ultimately changing history.

When Ellsberg turned himself in to face trial for his actions, he said, “I felt that as an American citizen, as a responsible citizen, I could no longer cooperate in concealing this information from the American public. I did this clearly at my own jeopardy and I am prepared to answer to all the consequences of this decision.” After a trial which revealed massive corruption and various nefarious plots against Ellsberg, all charges were dismissed.

The parallels to what has been taking place in recent years is striking. We have learned a great deal from the more recent revelations of Bradley Manning and Edward Snowden. Unlike Ellsberg, however, these two have been treated extremely harshly by both the government and the mainstream media. Those journalists who have published the information that was leaked to them have found themselves demonized and even threatened by those in power. It seems that there has never been a more dangerous time for whistleblowers and that information is more restricted than ever.

We are honored that Daniel Ellsberg recognizes the value and importance of the HOPE X conference and it’s great to know that he’ll be able to speak in person to a whole new generation of individuals who will also shape the direction of the world one day. We can only hope they’ll also be ready to stand up for their convictions, no matter the cost.

HOPE X will be held July 18-20, 2014 at the Hotel Pennsylvania in New York City. You can get your tickets here. For the month of April, we’re donating ten percent of our ticket sales to the Electronic Frontier Foundation.

To get amazingly discounted hotel rooms during the conference, click here.

To get involved with conference planning, join our mailing list, submit talk/panel ideas, organize a special project, or volunteer for various HOPE activities, visit