DC404 Hybrid Meeting – May 18th

Monday, May 13th, 2024 by narknet

Saturday May 18th is your DC404 hybrid meeting


All ages/skill levels welcome. No dues, feel free to bring new friends.

DC404 is experimenting with running hybrid meetings, so like all hacking, we expect issues, but we will improvise, adapt, and overcome.

Our in person meeting is at Manual’s Tavern and our online meeting is via Big Blue Button.

The meeting speaker (when we have one) will be streamed to both the in person and online meetings.


Shelby Wheeler will be presenting: Privacy by Design: Building Trust from the Inside Out

Have you ever used an app that feels intrusive, where privacy seems like an afterthought? That’s where privacy engineering comes in. We’re not just about settings and menus; we’re the architects who build privacy right into the core of technology.

Imagine designing a beautiful, functional house. A standard builder might focus on aesthetics, but a privacy-conscious architect would also consider hidden compartments and secure access points. Similarly, privacy engineers go beyond surface-level features. We design the entire system – from the user interface (front-end) to the data storage (back-end) – with privacy as a fundamental principle.


My name is Shelby Wheeler I’m a Privacy Engineer at Google with a passion for tackling complex challenges at the forefront of technology. I hold a CISSP and spend my weekends doing Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and eating hot pot.

Inside of Google, I am in Workspace where I navigate the novel privacy implications of emerging technologies, such as Gen-Ai, shaping data governance and safeguarding children’s data globally. My team’s work touches over 3 billion consumer and enterprise users daily. Prior to this, I honed my cyber security expertise in insider threat mitigation and data loss prevention at The Coca-Cola Company.

My diverse skillset spans coding, cloud engineering, risk management, machine learning, encryption, and translation of privacy regulations into design and architecture review, all while allowing me to bridge the gap between security and innovation.

Join me as I explore the ever-evolving landscape of data privacy!

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We will have time after the presentation for people to to share what they are working on. Your project doesn’t have to be complete and slides are not required (like show-n-tell).


The in person meeting and online meeting spaces will open at 13:00 on Saturday so that people will have time to connect and work out any technical issues.

The meeting will start at 14:00.

DC404 meets in person at Manuel’s Tavern in either the First Level room or The Eagle’s Nest. Free parking is behind Manuel’s and across North Highland, next to the laundromat.

Manuel’s Tavern
602 North Highland Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30307



To get to the First Level Room:

From the front entrance on North Highland, immediately turn right, go past the bathrooms to the First Level room.

From the back parking lot entrance, go all the way to the front doors, turn left, go past the bathrooms to the First Level room.


To get to The Eagle’s Nest:

From the front entrance on North Highland, immediately turn left, go all the way to the back, to the room with the big curtains.

From the back parking lot entrance, immediately turn right, go past the bathroom to the curtains on your right which is The Eagle’s Nest.


To attend online use the DC404 Big Blue Button server graciously hosted by DC404 member npcomp.

Big Blue Button is a WebRTC based open source video teleconferencing platform supported by all major browsers, including Chrome, FireFox, Safari, and Safari Mobile. For best results on desktop and laptops, Chrome or Firefox is recommended. For Chromebooks the built-in Chrome browser is recommended.

No registration or email address is required, just enter your preferred handle. To join the meeting from your browser use this link:



We will be running the NetKotH CTF.

If you would like to play along in the CTF follow these instructions (http://koth.userserviceable.com/netkoth.html) and hack away with your favorite tools such as Kali Linux, Parrot Linux, or ArchStrike Linux.





More information about NetKotH can be found here:


How To Get Started Hacking


DC404 challenge coins are now available.

Email [email protected] if you are interested.

Coins are $5 each and shipping is available.

DC404 Challenge Coin

Atlanta Locksport will be meeting conjointly with DC404 and is the official sponsor of our lock pick village.

To find out more about Atlanta Locksport visit their web site at https://atlantalocksport.org/

You can sign up for the Atlanta Locksport email list and discord channel at https://atlantalocksport.org/contact.html


Where to find DC404 on the web:

Our Home page: https://DC404.org


DC404 Atlanta Cybersecurity Engineers Discord Server Channel


Discord Invite Code: https://discord.gg/eHm7NnZ


Sign up for the chat/discussion email list – it’s low traffic, keeps you in the loop, and enables you to communicate with the other DC404 folks:



IRC Channel: #DC404 irc.libera.chat

Web IRC: https://web.libera.chat/#DC404


Our calendar: https://DC404.org/calendar/

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