BoT In November

Hello to all,

 

The last few weeks have seen, once more, a lot of changes in the way we are able to live day to day life. And after further careful discussion and consideration, the board here at DC4131 have concluded that we are to stop all physical meetups of the BoTs around the nation for the foreseeable future, until such a time again where demonstrable improvement and safety for the community can be ensured to be able to meet up in a socially safe manner. This decision, as all other hard decisions in the past, has not been taken lightly, but we are fully aware of pros & cons to such stances, but we only sincerely act in our community’s best interests and well-being at heart. Of course, we will continue to monitor the situation as it progresses slowly and provide updates once again when other opportunities become available.

 

Having said that, we are not just disappearing! This means all BoT meetups & chats will be continued across our available virtual environments, on both our Slack ChannelDiscord Server. We are confident that you members of our fine community will still encourage and provide a great social environment on dates on which you can attend, after all at this point, we should be all quite used to sharing a drink through a screen… 😉

 

Virtual events currently scheduled/proposed for November:

Berne:    November 03 – From 18:30 CET

Chur:  November 03 –  From 18:30 CET

Zurich:  November 10 –  From 18:30 CET

Lausanne:  November 10– From 18:30 CET

Fribourg: November 10 – From 18:30 CET

Basel:  November 17 – From 18:30 CET 

Lucerne: November 17 – From 18:30 CET

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As always, we are available for you over our many communication channels (email, slack, twitter, etc..), feel free to reach out directly at any time. We whole-heartedly thank you for your understanding and continued support in these tough times, and journeying through together only makes it that little bit much easier…

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Continue to stay safe, stay healthy, look after each other!

 

Your DEFCON Switzerland Team 🙂

BoT In October

Greetings DC4131’rs

 

For many, the ending of this year can’t come soon enough,  and we are 1 more month down that road…and it’s October, you know what that means….. HALLOWEEN baby! And if it’s not happening in it’s full representation, this means only more sweets for us! mwhahaa 😀

 

We continue to work hard in the background to bring you as many opportunities and options to meet one another, safely, to get that hacking itch off your chest and show off your latest sploits to the family around you 🙂

 

PLEASE NOTE: There are once more some changes that affect certain locations so be sure to read through carefully the below to see how they may impact you.

For those locations that are not able to provide a physical meetup just yet, fret not as the online meetup options are still available (Discord Server etc…) and we are continually working on making regular physical meetups again as soon as it is safe and available to do so.

 

Events currently scheduled for October:

Physical Meetups – 

Berne:    October 06 – 18:30 CEST  – !! NOTE – MANDATORY SIGN UP FOR ATTENDANCE !! Please sign up via email to Indianz {indianz@indianz[.]ch} to ensure your spot. Entry is not guaranteed/permitted without prior sign up. All meetup details will be provided in the reply email.

Chur:  October 06 –  18:30 CEST – (you can sign up here or here) A new record in recent times for Chur! 😛  The location has not changed and you will be meeting once more at the Sunshine Pub.

Zurich:  October 13 –  18:30 CEST– (you can sign up here or here) –  We Are HOME!! 😀 The Lion Pub has re-opened it’s doors and the staff are crying in anticipation of our return (not sure tears of joy or despair quite honestly…).

Basel:  October 20 – 18:30 CEST –  !! NOTE – MANDATORY SIGN UP FOR ATTENDANCE !! (you can sign up here or here) Regular time and place 🙂 The BoT Master(s) have the right to refuse entry if you didn’t sign up, please do 🙂

Lucerne: October 20 – 18:30 CEST – (you can sign up here or here) – Regular time and location for the regulars.

 

Virtual Only Meetups* – 

Lausanne:  October 27 – From 18:30 CEST

Fribourg: October 27 – From 18:30 CEST

 

 

************** Additional Events Info **************

A friendly reminder, we are on Slack! 🙂 Come join, say hi and have direct chat access to all the l33t haxors of Switzerland.

Join HERE

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As you may have heard, we held our DEFCON Switzerland General Assembly recently, with invites to all official DC4131 members, and we had the best turnout yet since our conception! 🙂 We want to thank all members who took the time out to come and join us virtually, and highly encourage those of you who are still not yet official members to consider it for the coming year, as you can see, there is much news, info and events we hold just for members which you can gain access to, all for only 50 CHF! How do I sign up you may ask? Just email the board of your interest to become a member and we will provide you everything you need 🙂

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As always, we are available for you over our many communication channels (email, slack, twitter, etc..), feel free to reach out directly at any time.

 

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Continue to stay safe, stay healthy, look after each other!

 

Your DEFCON Switzerland Team 🙂

BoT In September

What is going on DC4131 peoples,

 

Another month, another opportunity to meetup for a good ol’ chin wag, still with both physical and virtual offerings 🙂

 

PLEASE NOTE: There are once more some changes that affect certain locations so be sure to read through carefully the below to see how they may impact you.

For those locations that are not able to provide a physical meetup just yet, fret not as the online meetup options are still available (Discord Server etc…) and we are continually working on making regular physical meetups again as soon as it is safe and available to do so.

 

Events currently scheduled for September:

Physical Meetups – 

Berne:    September 01 – 18:30 CEST  – !! NOTE – MANDATORY SIGN UP FOR ATTENDANCE !! Please sign up via email to Indianz {indianz@indianz[.]ch} to ensure your spot. Entry is not guaranteed/permitted without prior sign up. All meetup details will be provided in the reply email.

Chur:  September 01 –  18:30 CEST – (you can sign up here or here) ! NOTE – NEW LOCATION !! This month you lovely people in Chur will be trying out a new location once again (due to our best friend COVID), buy Toby a beer because finding accepting locations isn’t easy… you will be meeting at the Sunshine Pub

Zurich:  September 08 –  18:30 CEST– (you can sign up here or here) – We will look once more to meet at Frau Gerolds Garten, in a final attempt to end the summer right *(weather dependant). If it rains we will have our regular spot of The Lion Pub as a backup.

Basel:  September 15 – 18:30 CEST –  !! NOTE – MANDATORY SIGN UP FOR ATTENDANCE !! (you can sign up here or here) The BoT Master(s) have the right to refuse entry if you didn’t sign up, please do 🙂

Lucerne: September 15 – 18:30 CEST – (you can sign up here or here) – Lucerne is officially back in the physical meetup game! 😀 Same time and location for the regulars.

 

Virtual Only Meetups* – 

Lausanne:  September 08/15 – From 18:30 CEST

Fribourg: September 08/15 – From 18:30 CEST

 

 

************** Additional Events Info **************

A friendly reminder, we are on Slack! 🙂 Come join, say hi and have direct chat access to all the l33t haxors of Switzerland.

Join HERE

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A friendly reminder, we have a member only exclusive!! Our annual DEFCON Switzerland hike isn’t too far away, happening with a primary date of the 12th September and a backup date of the 26th September. Details of the hike will be sent shortly to all members by El Presidentay himself.

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And finally your yearly DEFCON Switzerland General Assembly is also around the corner, an opportunity for your voice to be heard, feedback the good, the bad, what you’d like to see, what we can do better on, and options to vote on who represents you 🙂 We are looking to provide this virtually to enable maximum participation where possible. Please come back for updates, we will share when we have them. This is open to anyone and everyone 🙂

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As always, we are available for you over our many communication channels (email, slack, twitter, etc..), feel free to reach out directly at any time.

 

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Continue to stay safe, stay healthy, look after each other!

 

Your DEFCON Switzerland Team 🙂

BoT In August

Hola DC4131 Amigos,

 

We are here again, looking to provide that cool cool shade away from the global warming induced temperatures, with an ice cold beverage…

As last month, some locations are still affected by the times, so please take the time to read through the update below to see how they may affect you. For those locations that are not able to provide a physical meetup just yet, fret not as the online meetup options are still available (Discord Server etc…) and we are continually working on making regular physical meetups again as soon as it is safe and available to do so.

We are VERY VERY much looking forward to catching up with you again.

 

Events currently scheduled for August:

Physical Meetups – 

Berne:    August 04 – 18:30 CEST  – !! NOTE – MANDATORY SIGN UP FOR ATTENDANCE !! Please sign up via email to Indianz {indianz@indianz[.]ch} to ensure your spot. Entry is not guaranteed/permitted without prior sign up. All meetup details will be provided in the reply email.

Chur:  August 04 –  18:30 CEST – (you can sign up here or here) It will be again at the Galliano Bar & Lounge.

Zurich:  August 11 –  18:30 CEST– (you can sign up here or here) !!UPDATE!! – Due to original location unavailability, we will now be meeting at Frau Gerolds Garten, a wonderful place where we expect much sun 😀

Basel:  August 18 – 18:30 CEST –  !! NOTE – MANDATORY SIGN UP FOR ATTENDANCE !! (you can sign up here or here) The BoT Master(s) have the right to refuse entry if you didn’t sign up, please do 🙂

 

Virtual Only Meetups* – 

Lausanne:  August 11 – From 18:30 CEST

Fribourg: August 11 – From 18:30 CEST

Lucerne: August 18 – From 18:30 CEST

 

************** Additional Events Info **************

A friendly reminder, we are on Slack! 🙂 Come join, say hi and have direct chat access to all the l33t haxors of Switzerland.

Join HERE

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A member only exclusive!! Our annual DEFCON Switzerland hike isn’t too far away, happening with a primary date of the 12th September and a backup date of the 26th September. More details to follow, keep your eyes peeled 🙂

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And finally your yearly DEFCON Switzerland General Assembly is also around the corner, an opportunity for your voice to be heard, feedback the good, the bad, what you’d like to see, what we can do better on, and options to vote on who represents you 🙂 We are looking to provide this virtually to enable maximum participation where possible. Please come back for updates, we will share when we have them. This is open to anyone and everyone 🙂

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As always, we are available for you over our many communication channels (email, slack, twitter, etc..), feel free to reach out directly at any time.

 

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Continue to stay safe, stay healthy, look after each other!

 

Your DEFCON Switzerland Team 🙂

BoT In July

Greetings Loyal DC4131 Netizens,

 

Another month has travelled by, and as promised, we have worked hard in the background to enable some meetups to become physical again! (with expected safety measures still in place…) 😀

Due to the times, some locations and meetup dates have had to be adjusted and/or updated so please take the time to read through the update below to see how they may affect you. Be aware that the provided details are continually subject to last minute change so please use the available contact resources for the latest info. *For those locations that are not able to provide a physical meetup just yet, fret not as the online meetup options are still available (Discord Server etc…) and we are continually working on making regular physical meetups again as soon as it is safe and available to do so.

We are VERY VERY much looking forward to catching up with you again.

 

Events currently scheduled for July:

Physical Meetups – 

Berne:    July 07 –  18:30 CEST  – !! NOTE – MANDATORY SIGN UP FOR ATTENDANCE !! Please sign up via email to Indianz {indianz@indianz[.]ch} to ensure your spot. Entry is not guaranteed/permitted without prior sign up. All meetup details will be provided in the reply email.

Chur:  July 07 –  18:30 CEST – (you can sign up here or here!! NOTE – NEW LOCATION !!  The swanky Galliano Bar & Lounge will be your new meetup point 🙂

Zurich:  July 07 –  18:30 CEST– (you can sign up here or here) !! NOTE – TEMP DATE!! Additional Note –  We will still be technically meeting at The Lion Pub, but will have to enter through Brasserie Lipp.

Basel:  July 21 – 18:30 CEST (you can sign up here or here) Same time and place 🙂

 

Virtual Only Meetups* – 

Lausanne:  July 14 – 18:30 CEST

Fribourg: July 14 – 18:30 CEST

Lucerne: July 21 – 18:30 CEST

 

************** Additional Events Info **************

A friendly reminder, we are now on Slack! 🙂 Come join, say hi and have direct chat access to all the l33t haxors of Switzerland.

Join HERE

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As always, we are available for you over our many communication channels (email, slack, twitter, etc..), feel free to reach out directly at any time.

 

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Continue to stay safe, stay healthy, look after each other!

 

Your DEFCON Switzerland Team 🙂

BoT In June

Hello To All DC4131’rs,

!!! IT FINALLY HAPPENED !!!

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What another month it has been for the infosec community….. for years the cycles of jokes and memes made the rounds, never truly believing it would ever happen, but here we are! What will life be like in a post-cancellation DEFCON world? What will the new meme be?

 

All jokes aside, we hope your are remaining well, at least summer is fully with us now….

We are, always, working very hard in the shadows to see how’s things look across all our current locations and constantly monitoring Government guidelines. Whilst further easing has happened again at the end of May, and theoretically allowing the potential starting of some physical meetups again, it is unfortunate that some of our beloved meetup locations have seemingly succumb to the pressures of COVID closure, meaning we are currently regrouping on some areas to find and provide the best possible meetup locations for you fine patrons. So with this in mind, we very much ask for your patience one last time for this month, in which we look and aim to get everyone back to ground 0 and establish the new steady baseline to offer you our consistent meetups once more. We very much look forward and anticipate that we will return to full strength in July*!! 😀

*Subject to continued government guidance/observation (of them…. dum dum dum….)

 

In the meantime, we are still offering opportunities to meet up virtually online every Tuesday, we have a dedicated Discord server which can be joined here: discord.gg/Q3KXn5u

As well as potentially more localised offerings, which can be found out directly from your BoT location rep. For those who do not know who their local BoT reps are, drop the board an email 😉

There should be hopefully at least one person present every Tuesday this month to have a nice chin wag with. 🙂

 

We are almost there team, keep up the good fight, very much looking forward to catching up with all you fine hackers soon.

 

As always, we are available for you over our many communication channels (email, slack, twitter, etc..), feel free to reach out directly at any time.

 

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Stay safe, stay healthy, look after each other!

 

Your DEFCON Switzerland Team 🙂

BoT In May

Greetings DC4131 Gang,

As life continues to move on, we are seemingly starting to turn a corner, which only means we get closer and closer to the time of physical meet ups once more! 🙂

However, we are still not quite there yet, and in standing strong and remaining united in this battle, May’s meetups will once more not be possible physically…….. BUT DO NOT FRET!

Many members of our great community have stood up and given time to make virtual online meeting places available for those who still wish to join in spirit and over TCP flows…

For those interested, reach out to your local BoT representative for details on whats on offer in your area. For those who do not know who their local BoT reps are, drop the board an email 😉

 

We hope you all remain sane and strong in your environments, and take this time to do something you’ve always put off or wanted to skill up in 🙂

As always, we are available for you over our many communication channels (email, slack, twitter, etc..), feel free to reach out directly at any time.

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Stay safe, stay healthy, look after each other!

 

Your DEFCON Switzerland Team 🙂

 

BoT In April

Holla DC4131 Team,

Unless you’ve been living under a rock the last month, you’ll notice a lot has changed over this time. As we continue to battle COVID-19 globally, society as a whole and events globally have had to adjust and in most cases make sacrifices to help contain and defeat the pandemic.

And in this same spirit, we are continuing to postpone all DC4131 events until further notice. No doubt we want to be outside and share a drink just as much as you, but we continue to take responsibility to ensure the safety and health of all the people and communities around us, and ask for your continued understanding and patience in these testing times.

Of course, when the GLORIOUS days come again where we are released, many rounds of “FREEDOM DRINKS” will be had 🙂

In the meantime, we are thinking about setting up an onion based black market for coveted rare items (e.g. toilet paper, anti-boredom pills, etc.) , should you have anything to contribute let us know….. ;P ……. Just kidding… nobody likes a panic buyer……

Stay safe, stay healthy, look after each other.

Your DEFCON Switzerland Team 🙂

 

BoT In March

Shout out DC4131 Crew!

February has already seen the 1st round of Area41 tickets fly out the door with the CFP still active and open! We hope this month has been kind to you, but as always, another round of meetups and drinks are always needed so find this months activities below.

 

Please see the following events that are planned for March:

Berne:           March 03 –  18:30 CET  – (sign up via email to Indianz – please email board{at} defcon-switzerland {dot} {org} if unsure what this means.)

Chur:            March 03 –  18:30 CET – (sign up here)

Lausanne:    March 03 – 18:30 CET – (sign up here) – !! PLEASE NOTE TEMPORARY DATE CHANGE !!

Zurich:         March 10 –  18:30 CET – (sign up here)

Fribourg:      March 10 – 18:30 CET – (sign up here)

Lucerne:       March 17 – 18:30 CET  – (sign up here) or contact rico{at} defcon-switzerland {dot} {org} –

Basel:            March 17 – 18:30 CET (sign up here)

 

As usual, sign up isn’t mandatory but it improves our planning, so we appreciate it. 🙂

 

Important:
All current location information can be found here.

 

************** Additional Events Info **************

A friendly reminder, we are now on Slack! 🙂 Come join, say hi and have direct chat access to all the l33t haxors of Switzerland.

Join HERE

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As you may have seen, we released the first round of Area41 con tickets during February and were sold out super fast! But fret not, we have more to be released on 14th March @ 3:14pm (in honour of pi day) so be sure to mark your calendars and get in on what will be an awesome conference.

Further info and details can be found on the website: Area41

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Additionally, March hosts our next round of the Defcon Dojo, in which this month’s topic will be the professional hands on learning of the art of lock picking kindly hosted by our very own esteemed community member Rubén de Pedro (http://lockpicking.ch/)

He has many years experience in the field and has been featured for his creative ways in news outlets nationally – He Opens Your Lock With A Vibrator

Please Note: This is now a MEMBERS ONLY event! Please contact us @ board{at} defcon-switzerland {dot} {org} if you are not yet a Defcon Switzerland member and we will provide all the information required 🙂

Additional information can be found HERE.

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As always, we value your feedback on any topic so don’t be shy to get in touch. Looking forward to catching up!

 

Your DEFCON Switzerland Team 🙂

 

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BoT In February

Greetings DC4131 Team!

The year holds no prisoners and is roaring forward into it’s second month already….

The 1st time meetups in the new locations and the Dojo event held by Floyd for January were a great success and look forward to keeping the momentum going. Great job and thank you so much team!

 

Please see the following events that are planned for February:

Berne:    February 04 –  18:30 CET  – (sign up via email to Indianz – please email board{at} defcon-switzerland {dot} {org} if unsure what this means.)

Chur:  February 04 –  18:30 CET – (sign up here)

Zurich:  February 11 –  18:30 CET – (sign up here)

Fribourg: February 11 – 18:30 CET – (sign up here)

Lausanne:  February 11 – 18:30 CET – (sign up here)

Lucerne: February 18 – 18:30 CET  – (sign up here) or contact rico{at} defcon-switzerland {dot} {org} –

Basel:  February 18 – 18:30 CET (sign up here)

 

As usual, sign up isn’t mandatory but it improves our planning, so we appreciate it. 🙂

 

Important:
All current location information can be found here.

 

************** Additional Events Info **************

A friendly reminder, we are now on Slack! 🙂 Come join, say hi and have direct chat access to all the l33t haxors of Switzerland.

Join HERE

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As you may know, 2020 marks an Area41 year, meaning one of Switzerland’s premier InfoSec cons is gracing us with its amazing presence and very much have a ton of awesome stuff planned and in store. For those of you who are currently working on or sitting on some sweet, sweet research or have ideas/content that you feel many in the community can benefit from, DON’T BE SHY TO SHARE! 😀

The Call For Papers (CFP) of Area41 con will be opened on Friday February 14th (yes we are the romantic type…  😛 ), as well as the first round of available tickets! Be sure to keep a close eye out to avoid disappointment.

Further info and details can be found on the website: Area41

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As always, we value your feedback on any topic so don’t be shy to get in touch. Looking forward to catching up!

 

Your DEFCON Switzerland Team 🙂

 

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