Tech Learning Collective

Technology education for radical organizers and revolutionary communities.

  • November 10, 2019 3:30 PM November 10, 2019 5:30 PM
  • 801 Woodward Avenue Queens NY 11385 United States
  • Status: CONFIRMED

Free or donation-based!


Event description

Part movie night, part cybersecurity workshop, join the Tech Learning Collective’s cybersecurity trainers as they take you on a guided tour of Hollywood’s most memorable, fantastical, and even kind of realistic hacking scenes to ever grace the silver screen. From WarGames (1983), to Hackers (1995), to The Matrix Reloaded (2003), and many more, revisit all your favorite hacker movie moments augmented with edutaining commentary from a peanut gallery of cybersecurity instructors!

We’ll watch a clip from the movie, then critique it from a technopolitical perspective. In the process, you’ll be exposed to some indinspensible computer security tools (like nmap!), learn about hacking exploits of yesteryear, and ultimately gain a better sense of how to separate fiction from reality in contemporary hacking dramas in pop culture.

Event space is limited to 25 participants! Please arrive 5 to 10 minutes early to reserve your seat and make your donation, or make your donation now and get your reservation ticket online. If the suggested rate is cost-prohibitive, we encourage attendees to pay whatever is comfortable for them. For accommodations, please email us at

As with all Tech Learning Collective events, racism, queerphobia, transphobia, sexism, “brogrammer,” “manarchist,” or any kind of similarly awful behavior will result in immediate removal from class without a refund. Please refer to our lightweight social rules for details on our strictly enforced no-tolerance policy against bigotry of any kind.

About the Tech Learning Collective

Tech Learning Collective is an apprenticeship-based technology school aiming to train politically self-motivated individuals in the art of hypermedia, Information Technology, and radical political praxis. Run by radical queer and femme technologists, we offer unparalleled, low-cost computer classes primarily to marginalized groups and individuals who are politically engaged. Unlike coding bootcamps that focus on moving the highest number of students through rote task-completion for the goal of job placement, Tech Learning Collective teachers facilitate foundational skill building through Socratic discussion and kinetic, experience-based training. For more information and to enroll, visit

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