• What is DC215?
  • DC215 is a DEF CON group focused on community, education, mentoring and bringing the hacker and InfoSec community in the Philadelphia area together. It is a gathering that will feature presentations, workshops, CTFs, and anything else in which the community is interested. The group is community-driven, and allows its members to be active so they can learn or teach about a subject they are passionate about. DC215 also supports the already-existing security-related and technology-focused groups, and we encourage members of all groups to collaborate and share knowledge. We are Philly InfoSec strong together!

  • What does it have to offer?
  • Touched upon in the previous bullet, DC215 will feature activities involving: web application security, wireless hacking, lockpicking, IoT hacking, CTF creation, CTF competitions, hardware hacking, BBQ, community building, mentoring, and more!

  • When and where does DC215 meet?
  • We currently working on this. The plan is to meet on the fourth Tuesday of even months from 6pm-8pm.
    After each meetup some of us will continue the conversation at a local restaurant/bar.

  • Why another security group?
  • DC215 isn't just another security-focused meetup in Philadelphia! Our mission, goals, and passion for DEF CON set us apart. We break and fix things, share knowledge, collaborate, mentor, and engage with local universities, other meet-up groups, as well as other DEF CON groups. We are proud to call ourselves hackers! We embrace the word, 'hacker', and represent how hackers can have a positive impact on the world by participating in DC215 activities and outreach projects.

  • Are there any rules or expectations?
  • Don't Be A Jerk!!!
    Be open to learning new skills or perfecting/teaching old ones
    Be willing to either start a project or help someone with their own

  • Can I volunteer?
  • Please let us know if you are interested in volunteering and be sure to include what it is you're volunteering for. From time to time we may post a Call for Participation/Paper/Volunteer. Having a list of people are willing to helping out is very useful.

  • Can my company or the company I work for become a DC215 sponsor?
  • Yes! We would love to hear from you. Please email defcon215 -at- protonmail.com.

    The DCGroups FAQ

    The DEF CON Groups FAQ applies to us as well. It's worth the quick read.


    Questions? Comments? Want to get involved? Contact us!

    $ Clay, defcon215 AT protonmail DOT com
    $ Brian Jopling, brj424 AT dc215 DOT org
    $ Join us on Slack!
    $ Join us on IRC, Freenode.net #dc215