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Next Irvine Underground Meeting
10.NOV.2017 at IHOP

2017 – October Minutes

Salutations IVU!

It was an unusually warm and moist Friday the 13th meetup this month. We had a more intimate showing for the pre-meet for cigars and cocktails (and wine) at Gulliver’s. The pre-meet decided to do a throwback for the last hour of pre-meet and head over to El Torito for a few margaritas. Social lubrication intensified further before kicking things off for the official October 2017 IVU meetup.

This month’s meetup saw many new faces! Our group continues to grow bit by bit with new folks as well as some that haven’t been around in a while. We had two very engaging talks by IVUers. First, yaxis lead a talk on the National Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition (CCDC) and how the first ever team is shaping up at UCI. The process revolved around gathering interest, vetting said interested parties, and building up the skills needed to compete. The video can be found at our new YouTube channel here. You can find out more about CCDC here.

DaMan treated us with the second talk of the night. The talk featured DaMans prototype F.R.E.D. Actuating Arm (Firgelli FA-400-L-12-15) using an Arduino (MEGA 2560 rev3), lasers (Adafruit VL53L0X ), and other off-the-shelf parts he’s put together a robotics system to power the opening and closing of secret doors or anything else you want to push and pull. DaMan also explained his plans to add on private Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity to control the unit remotely.

We also saw the power of the Voltron Sloth increase this month as Red Sloth joined the meet. Sloth and Blue Sloth were pleased.

 

The next meet-up is November Friday November 10th. Come and join us!

Disconnect Camp May 1-3 2015

Irvine Underground has been invited to the first ever Disconnect Camp happening May 1-3, 2015. This one of a kind event is at a summer camp venue located near Big Bear, California. With a unique venue comes unique approaches to how a conference is ran. All food is included, tent camping is encouraged (although cabins are available) and instead of talks you will be able to actively engage with the presenters who are coming down for the event.

Get that tent and those hiking boots out of storage (or head to your local sporting goods store and pick up a few things) and join everyone in the mountains of southern California for a weekend of tech, trees, and camping (really, glamping … food is catered for the event! and there are showers! Showers are important.)

If you would like a ticket you can use the invitation code: “iattendivu”. If you would like to coordinate sharing a cabin, come to the next IVU.

P.S. I’ve been told there is a 24/7 nacho cheese fountain.

2014 – May Minutes

Hello IVUer’s,

We had a nice sized group of people, about 15 or so.  Brandon Cholodenko treated us all by bringing a piece of legendary technology, a functional Apple I he’s been working on, thats soon to be heading to the Bugbook Historical Microcomputer Museum in Floyd, VA. If you missed seeing this awesome piece of equipment in person check out the photos, and just pretend like you were actually there. 

Longstanding member of Irvine Underground and constant presence at Def Con, Frazier Cunningham gave a riveting presentation that delved into the immense possibilities and ethical dangers of biohacking. We’ve made a pdf of the PowerPoint slides available for all interested parties. BioHacking PowerPoint Slides

LayerOne is security conference focused on hacking and security. This years conference will be held May 24-25 2014 in Monrovia. Amongst the talks there are also a few featured events worth mentioning including the Lock pick village, hardware hacking village, HAM testing (Get your HAM license), tamper-evident contest and the infamous capture the flag event.

Many of the Irvine Underground folks will be present at LayerOne. Come support this local conference memorial day weekend! More information at LayerOne.org

IVU Reborn!

We know you’ve been getting bored of the last rendition of the Irvine Underground site, so we’ve secretly been working the past few weeks behind the scenes… Hopefully you’ll like the new look as much as we do!

IVU at Defcon XVI

As usual we’ll be at defcon this year! Be sure to stop by the booth and do a dance for everyone!

IVU at Medieval Times

Another great get-together… IVU at Medieval Times Drinking and Yelling – Red Knight got pwned… but didn’t matter anyway since the story is different now. Read the rest of this entry »

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