Last updated at Fri, 29 Dec 2023 20:32:11 GMT

The Metasploit crew at Rapid7 is headed out to Las Vegas for DEF CON 27, bringing a new incarnation of the Open Source Security Meetup (OSSM) with us! We will have a Metasploit Suite at Bally’s this year, where we’ll be hosting “Open Source Office Hours” (OSOH). If you’ll be out in Vegas for DEF CON 27, take a moment and ask yourself:

  • Are you currently working on a Metasploit module/payload and could use some guidance?
  • Are you modifying Framework and you’d like to discuss?
  • Are you working on a Framework integration you’d like to chat about?
  • Do you have questions around contributing to Metasploit?
  • Would you like to talk with others about your open source project?

If you answered “yes” to any of those questions, you should swing by the Metasploit Suite for OSOH! Our suite number is 1961A in the Bally's resort tower. There will be a rotating set of Metasploit folks staffing the suite on the following days and times:

  • Friday, August 9th: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Sunday, August 11th: 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Space will be limited based on maximum allowed occupancy (if reached, we will follow a one-in-one-out policy).

Important: To foster an inclusive and collaborative space for all community members, please note the following policies for OSSM Open Source Office Hours:

  • No alcohol or drugs will be allowed in the suite. Those who wish to drink during office hours are welcome to head to the casino instead!
  • Our Code of Conduct will be clearly posted in the suite. Please help us support and welcome all community members.

You might be thinking, “Well what about Saturday? Why no office hours then?” Great question. Rapid7 research director Tod Beardsley is taking over the Meta-suite on Saturday, August 10 to film a Vegas version of “This one time on a pen test.” If you have tales from pen tests and red team engagements you’d like to share on video, Tod and friends will be only too happy to film your story in the style of Rapid7’s Under the Hoodie video series — masks and vocal shifters provided for those who wish to remain anonymous! (DM @todb on Twitter if you’d like more info).

And if you’d like to catch up on recent Metasploit stuffs, you can check out our weekly wrap-up blog series, recordings of our bi-weekly demo meetings, and follow us on Twitter!

Looking forward to seeing y’all soon!

OSSM Code of Conduct

In the interest of fostering an open and welcoming community, we pledge to respect all people who participate in the Open Source Security Meetup (OSSM).

We are committed to making participation a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of level of experience, gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, personal appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, age, religion, or nationality.

Examples of unacceptable behavior by participants include:

  • The use of sexualized language or imagery
  • Personal attacks
  • Trolling or insulting/derogatory comments
  • Public or private harassment
  • Publishing other's private information, such as physical or electronic addresses, without explicit permission
  • Other unethical or unprofessional conduct

OSSM moderators, identified by orange-colored “Hello My Name Is” name tags, have the right and responsibility to respond to behaviors that are not aligned to this Code of Conduct, as well as other behaviors that they deem inappropriate, threatening, offensive, or harmful.

Instances of abusive, harassing, or otherwise unacceptable behavior may be reported by contacting an OSSM moderator as well.

This Code of Conduct applies both within project spaces and in public spaces when an individual is representing the project or its community.

This Code of Conduct is adapted from the Contributor Covenant,
version 1.3.0, available at