/ˈhakər/ Noun 1. An enthusiastic and skillful computer programmer or user. 2. A person who uses computers to gain unauthorized access to data.
The DEF CON Groups were spawned from the annual DEF CON security conference in Las Vegas. The DEF CON Groups (DCGs or DC-Groups) are a gathering point for folks interested in the alternate applications of modern technology, referred to properly as 'hacking'. DCG meetings are open to anyone, regardless of their skill, age, job, gender, etc. DCGs are designed to help you learn new things, meet new people, mentor others in areas in which you may be strong, and provide some cohesion within the hacker culture and its members.