Hey blog readers! I just wanted to post here that I’m now contributing to the BodyHacking Con’s blog. I’ll be writing primarily about my own personal experiences in the realm of bodyhacking, with my first post being about Nootropics, the Alchohol Flush Reaction, and the ALDH2 Gene.
I’ve just recently returned from REcon 2012 and while I heard a couple people express that they had “heard” that some people were more disappointed with this year’s conference compared to prior ones, I personally really enjoyed it and felt it was the best one yet. I saw and enjoyed more of the lectures this […]
A couple of weekends ago I hosted my first information security and hacking conference called InfoSec Southwest here in Austin, Texas. Having been attending such conferences for over fifteen years, and being involved with those in such capacities as speaker, volunteer, and sponsor, I had a general idea of the amount of work that this […]
A few years ago, the idea came up at our local AHA! meeting that our group should host an information security and/or hacking conference here in Austin, Texas. Some venue ideas were tossed around, some preliminary cost research done, but the idea never went much beyond that due to a number of reasons, foremost of […]
Yes, that’s right… After many, many years of wanting to attend this conference, I finally made it. CanSecWest has been heralded as one of the best, top-quality security conferences that you can attend, and while I actually made it across the pond a few years ago to speak at EUSecWest, the logistics for getting up […]
After a two year absence due to unavoidable other obligations like good friends’ weddings, I finally made it back to one of my favorite hacker conferences, Toorcon. San Diego is always beautiful when I happen to be there with nice weather and a cool mix of people, both locals and visitors who are there for […]
This last weekend I took a trip up to Montreal for REcon. If you’re unfamiliar with REcon, it’s a small security conference focused on topics most interesting to reverse engineers. As such, the talks are more technical than you will find at other more mainstream conferences like BlackHat or DEFCON, and generally require a certain […]
After staying with some of my local Vegas friends during BlackHat, I went over and checked into the Riviera for DEFCON 17 on Thursday afternoon. After dropping my bags in my room and getting my temporary paper badge because they were already out of the electronic badges, I ran back up to my room for […]
Last week and through the weekend I was in Las Vegas for this year’s annual block of hacker conferences, BlackHat USA and DEFCON. This year was a bit different for me as my employer no longer covers conference expenses (even if you’re speaking!), so since I was there not representing a company and entirely on […]
So apparently quite a few people have come to expect and enjoy my summaries of conferences I’ve attended, because I’ve already gotten a number of inquiries as to why I haven’t yet posted about this last weekend’s ToorCon. In short, it’s because I wasn’t there!