Upcoming Events

May 18, 2017 19:30
Monthly dc408 meeting
AFK Gamer Lounge
San Jose, CA
Jun 15, 2017 19:30
Monthly dc408 meeting
AFK Gamer Lounge
San Jose, CA

Past Events

In addition to our monthly meetups dc408 has also organized some fun events around Sillicon Valley.

dc408 Ham radio testing
August 8, 2015

dc408 hosted the ham radio testing at Def Con 23 in Las Vegas.

July 18, 2015

Another great testing session hosted in San Jose.

May 9, 2015

We hosted our first Ham radio test event. Testing occurred at AppSec consulting and was and was administered by the Saratoga VE group. The testing went off smoothly and we had a pass rate of 100%.

2015 Holiday White Elephant Gift Exchange
December 17, 2015

Our first party was such a hit we decided to do another! Our second annual White Elephant Holiday Gift Exchange. Like the previous year we asked people to bring silly, geeky, and trollish gifts between $10-15. A lot of fun, random, and inappropriate gifts were swapped

A Hackers private showing of Blackhat the movie
January 16, 2015

dc408 hosted a private screening of the movie Blackhat on opening night. We rented out the entire theater. Eighty hackers watching a terrible hacker movie while heckling, laughing, and making MST3K style commentary. The event was a blast!

dc408 Christmas Tree - Christmas in the Park 2014
November 28, 2014 - January 1, 2015

Christmas in the Park is an annual holiday event that has been going on for over 30 years in the heart of downtown San Jose. Each year, the two-acre park is transformed with over 60 musical and animated exhibits, glittering lights and the 60-foot Community tree.

dc408 sponsored a tree. The tree was decorated with LED circuit board project kits that were hand soldered by dc408 members and their families. In addition to the soldered kits, EL (electroluminescent) wires were spiraled around the tree. We even designed a custom made master DC distribution block to run all of the DC kits using the provided AC power. The group members donated money individually for the kits and supplies. Many volunteered their time to complete the wiring and design. Others made it out to help decorate the tree once the lighting, wiring, and ornaments had been completed.

For the complete write up of the tree please visit the Christmas in Park website: http://christmastreepark.com/trees/2014/710

2014 Holiday White Elephant Gift Exchange
December 18, 2014

dc408 had it's first annual White Elephant Holiday Gift Exchange. We asked people to bring silly, geeky, and trollish gifts between $10-15. A lot of fun, random, and inappropriate gifts were swapped.