Jul 08 2008
If you’re sitting on the fence about going to Black Hat and Defcon, here’s another good reason to go: Podcasters meetup. Mubix has once again taken the initiative on this and is working on organizing a meetup one night at Defcon. It looks like he has a skybox lined up, it’s just the exact timing that still has to be worked out. This isn’t going to be invitation only like the meetup at RSA, it’s open to anyone who wants to attend. On the other hand, it also doesn’t have much in the way of sponsors at the moment either, so if you want to contribute to the delinquency of podcasters and bloggers, let me know and I’ll get you in touch with Mubix.
I’ve helped organize both of the RSA Bloggers meetups, paid for a round of drinks at the first Shmoocon meetup and will quite likely be producing either streaming audio or video (with audio of course) from Defcon this year. It’s going to be a fun event and will have a very different feel from the meetup at RSA. There will be some of the same characters of course, but the crowd at Defcon is younger, more energetic and a little less … refined might be a good word for it. But not any less intellegent or knowledgable, for certain.
I’ll post more information as it becomes available. If you’re already planning on going, contact Mubix to let him get an accurate headcount. If you can offer up some of your company’s money to help buy drinks, contact him even sooner!