NoVA Hackers is a Hacker / InfoSec group that was formed by mubix 'Rob' Fuller and Chris 'carnal0wnage' Gates in 2009. We meet monthly in the NoVA Labs hacker space buildings and put on the ShmooCon Epilogue mini-conference.
We follow a modified AHA model of participation:
Participation is mandatory for continued membership in the group. What this means, is that to retain a subscription to the mailing list, you must contribute to the group in some form. The way to contribute is by attending the meetings and speaking about what you're working on, what your up to, etc with a prevision for special cases where participation in discussions on the mailing list are accepted on a case, by case basis.