Shabb@con is back again with minyanim, meals, and talks during Defcon 31

We are a group of religious Jews who get together at Defcon each year. Shabb@Con's goal is to provide the infrastructure for religious Jews to attend the con by organizing minyanim, seudot, a track of talks on Shabbat afternoon, and more. It’s a great gathering that can be a welcome respite from the crazy crowds at Defcon and an opportunity to discuss some very unique perspectives on hacking.

This year, due to the ongoing pandemic, things will be more scaled back. Masks will be required during minyanim, but there will be meals this year.

Shabb@Con will be at The Tuscany (BSides LV site) which is a 10 minute walk from Caesers Forum (Def Con main site). If you take advantage of the BSides LV rate rooms are just $89 during the week and $169 sat/sun with the resort fees waived.


All events will be at the Shabb@con suite in The Tuscany

Please fill out this form to let us know if you will be joining us.

Friday 8/11

πŸ•―πŸ•― 19:17 Candle lighting
πŸ™πŸ™ 19:22 Mincha/Kabalat Shabb@t/Maariv
🍷🍽️ 21:00 Shabb@t Kidush & Dinner
🍺🍸 22:40 Tisch (after party)

Saturday 8/12

πŸ™πŸ™ 9:00 Shacharit
🍷🍽️ 12:00 Shabb@t Seudah
πŸ—£οΈπŸ“£ 14:00 No-Fire Talks
πŸ™πŸ™ 19:00 Mincha
🍷🍽️ 19:20 Seudat Shlishit
πŸ™πŸ•― 20:15 Maariv and Havdallah

No-Fire Talks

Our famous No-Fire Talks are back again this year! Shabb@con features intimate, off the record talks and discussions about hacking, Judaism, and the unique intersection between the two. Join us in the Shabb@Con suite on Saturday from 14:00 - 1900 to hear from our world renowned speakers.

Want to talk at shabb@con 2023? Our CFP is still open!

Past speakers have included:

Kosher Food

If you are in town for BSides LV / Blackhat / Def Con we hope that you'll join us on shabbat for Shabb@Con, but for the rest of the week we've put together a list of all of the different options that are close to the strip.

List of kosher options in Las Vegas