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Hex90: Overflow

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May 7, 8:30 pm11:59 pm.
$10

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R 2022-05-07
FM HEX90
TO QUEER HACKERS OF THE WORLD

OVERFLOW (SECRET//NOFORN)

HEX90 — a queer hacker salon in NYC

Everything is circles.

The past becomes the present, the present becomes the future, and the future becomes the past again. The same water in the ocean rises to the sky before returning to the sea. Which memories fade and which are refreshed? What lies beyond the waterfall of time and space?

We are hackers, the witches, the wizards, the techno-sorceresses whose shapes shift within an infinite loop. We are the essence of the more.

Constraints do not restrain us. Limitations give us powers others cannot understand because they do not see beyond the overflow.

They store integers in finite fields. We use those integers as portals into their machines. They reduce gender to a binary. We stretch those roles to (re)create theaters of infinite expressive possibility. They “build” software. We write reality. They “engineer” services. We enchant souls. They “command” tools. We invoke demons.

Everything is circles.

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May 7, 2022 @ Wonderville
1186 Broadway, Brooklyn, NY 11221
8:30pm — 2:30am

~ this venue is accessible
~ this venue has gender-neutral restrooms
~ this venue has outdoor space

# dressing up is encouraged but not required

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~ music performances by
~~ DJ Niyah West (@niyahwest, XOXA)
~~ Soo Intoit (@iamsoointoit, CRITICAL HIT)
~ visuals & livecoding by gwenpri.me
~ indie games by Death By Audio Arcade
~ hacking demos & education by Tech Learning Collective
~ text adventure cybersecurity game by Shift-CTRL Space

BRING YOUR LAPTOP SO YOU CAN HACK WITH US!

In addition to music and visuals, the most unique addition of the Hex90 parties is a hyperlocal cybersecurity (hacking) themed text-adventure game that gave the party its name: Hex90. This game is played on your own laptop, not on a console or arcade cabinet at the venue, but is still only accessible when you are physically at the party venue itself. (Aside from a short “trailer,” the game is not available on the public Internet.)

After you connect to the party’s Wi-Fi network, you can then connect to the Hex90 game server using your Web browser. But to solve the challenges, you must download and install real hacker tools and learn how to employ real hacking techniques to progress through game levels ranging from network reconnaissance, applied cryptography, and Web exploitation. You’ve never seen so many queers open so many terminals in one place while being so close to a dance floor, and there’s no high quite like it.

We continuously add levels to the game, so expect new challenges at most parties. Moreover, we sometimes incorporate physical-world features of the venue, like padlocks you need to pick that are safeguarding access to secret passwords, QR codes stashed in unexpected places, unassuming but exposed Ethernet cabling that turns out not to be a mistake at all, and so on. At Hex90, the game controller is your computer and the game mechanic is the real world.

All of the tools, techniques, and procedures (TTPs) used to progress in the game levels are skills taught by and equipment used by Tech Learning Collective instructors in our twice-weekly online workshops. Visit TechLearningCollective.com for more information and to enroll.

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# START HACKING AT #
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https://hex90.party

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# BUY TICKETS HERE #
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https://www.wonderville.nyc/events/hex90-overflow

Advance cover:
$15.00 – str8t cismen
$10.00 – queers and femmes

At the door:
$20.00 – str8t cismen
$15.00 – queers and femmes

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* Hex90 is an inclusive event.
* Door staff is instructed to respect your self-identification.
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NOTICE:
This is an intentionally queer space. Consent and respect are not optional! Anyone acting shitty will be removed immediately without a refund. No amount of racism, queer phobia, transphobia, or sexism will be tolerated. This event is a celebration of queer hacking for queer hackers, not for Silicon Valley entrepreneurs, brogrammers, or BitCoin bros. Don’t piss off the hackers. 😉

Hex90

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Location:

Wonderville 1186 Broadway
Brooklyn, 10001

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