The Omaha Mini Maker Faire is April 14th at Do Space. We are excited to welcome a variety of tech enthusiasts, crafters, educators, tinkerers, hobbyists, engineers, science clubs, authors, artists, students, and entrepreneurs to our space to share their creations. To get you excited for the big day, we wanted to introduce you to one of the maker groups who will be there this year.

DEF CON 402 is a local group of computer and network security enthusiasts interested in everyday cryptography. DEF CON 402 was formed to build and share information security knowledge within the Omaha area and beyond.

What inspired you to make this project or do your maker activity?
DEF CON 402 was formed to build and share information security knowledge within the Omaha area and beyond. Attendees give talks at our meetings, often security-related, but also drifting into other interesting areas of tech. Our meetings are informal, social and often tend to gravitate toward the technical side of things. That said, we are not afraid of topics like tech policy and we strive to be inclusive rather than exclusive. A big part of forming the group is to educate the region on security and privacy-related topics.

How long have you been involved with your maker activity and/or project?
It is basically a way of life for most of us. Our group formed last year.

What do you enjoy most about your maker activity and/or project?
Helping the world be a safer place!

What is something you would tell a friend that is thinking about doing something similar to your project or maker activity?
Just do it! One of the biggest parts of projects like these is getting started. If you need help or just some camaraderie, please get in touch with us!

To learn more about our other makers, on how to apply to be a maker, or how to attend, visit the Omaha Mini Maker website.

About Author
Kimberly Hwa Davis, Community Learning Specialist
Kim is a Community Learning Specialist and a new member of the Do Space team. She has an Art History degree from the University of Kansas (Rock Chalk!) and a background in museum education.She is excited to learn more about the amazing tech Do Space has to offer and share her knowledge with the Omaha community.