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    Alright, did a quick forum search and got nothing in the last couple of years (search terms Toorcon, Shmoocon, PhreakNIC, Other Conferences).

    What conferences and/or gatherings would you consider to be worth the time and money to go to? I've been to Defcon this year and last, Shmoocon this year, and HOPE last year. I considered a number of others, including Notacon, Carolinacon and Neighborcon (oh you deceptively named little thing you!), but couldn't either because of expenses or work (I travel. A lot. I'm currently in North Carolina and will be finishing the month in Texas. *sigh*).

    I'm currently looking at PhreakNIC and Toorcon, but I don't want to restrict the conversation in any way. I see Toorcon and LayerOne frequently showed up in searches here (lots of results!), and I was asked at DC if I had been to either in the past. PhreakNIC only had 17 results for the search, and several mentioned it was a smaller conference. I'm definitely planning on returning to Shmoocon and HOPE next year though. Just want to fill out my schedule with some other events.

    I love when I lose my question in the middle. Here's the TL:DR - "What conferences and/or gatherings would you consider to be worth the time and money to go to?"

    Mel
    Last edited by Melesse; August 6, 2009, 21:25. Reason: Edited for clarity
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    Re: Other Cons/Gatherings

    Originally posted by Melesse View Post
    Alright, did a quick search and got nothing in the last couple of years (search terms Toorcon, Shmoocon, PhreakNIC, Other Conferences).

    What conferences and/or gatherings would you consider to be worth the time and money to go to? I've been to Defcon this year and last, Shmoocon this year, and HOPE last year. I considered a number of others, including Notacon, Carolinacon and Neighborcon (oh you deceptively named little thing you!), but couldn't either because of expenses or work (I travel. A lot. I'm currently in North Carolina and will be finishing the month in Texas. *sigh*).

    I'm currently looking at PhreakNIC and Toorcon, but I don't want to restrict the conversation in any way. I see Toorcon and LayerOne frequently showed up in searches here (lots of results!), and I was asked at DC if I had been to either in the past. PhreakNIC only had 17 results for the search, and several mentioned it was a smaller conference. I'm definitely planning on returning to Shmoocon and HOPE next year though. Just want to fill out my schedule with some other events.

    I love when I lose my question in the middle. Here's the TL:DR - "What conferences and/or gatherings would you consider to be worth the time and money to go to?"

    Mel

    Dude EPIC Fail http://www.shmoocon.org/

    2010 is already up, can't wait.

    Google is your friend; you must be using bing.

    xor

    Just a note shmoocon tickets go faster than Hanna Montana tickets in Jr High.
    Just because you can doesn't mean you should. This applies to making babies, hacking, and youtube videos.

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    • #3
      Re: Other Cons/Gatherings

      Originally posted by xor View Post
      Dude EPIC Fail http://www.shmoocon.org/

      2010 is already up, can't wait.

      Google is your friend; you must be using bing.

      xor

      Just a note shmoocon tickets go faster than Hanna Montana tickets in Jr High.
      Sorry, you misunderstood. I searched the FORUMS to see if the thread had been done before. Apologies for being unclear.

      Mel

      EDIT: For some reason, Bing is actually blocked at my work. Google is slow as crap too.
      Secretary

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      • #4
        Re: Other Cons/Gatherings

        2009-08-01 16:27:19 : ShmooCon 2010 Dates Announced

        The Shmoo Group is pleased to announce that ShmooCon 2010 will be held February 5-7 at the Wardman Park Marriott in Washington DC. Website updates to follow. CFP will be released by the end of August. Look forward to seeing you at ShmooCon VI.
        Just because you can doesn't mean you should. This applies to making babies, hacking, and youtube videos.

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        • #5
          Re: Other Cons/Gatherings

          Originally posted by Melesse View Post
          Sorry, you misunderstood. I searched the FORUMS to see if the thread had been done before. Apologies for being unclear.

          Mel

          EDIT: For some reason, Bing is actually blocked at my work. Google is slow as crap too.

          Ahh yeah the forum search engine. Call me crazy but I hate the forum search engine. I totally understand.

          xor

          Ps Stop searching for pr0n at work
          Just because you can doesn't mean you should. This applies to making babies, hacking, and youtube videos.

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          • #6
            Re: Other Cons/Gatherings

            If you've never attended LayerOne, you haven't truly lived

            I return whatever i wish . Its called FREEDOWM OF RANDOMNESS IN A HECK . CLUSTERED DEFEATED CORn FORUM . Welcome to me

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            • #7
              Re: Other Cons/Gatherings

              This was my first year of cons (shmoocon, notacon, defcon), and they've all been awesome. I second the statement about shmoocon tickets. You need to be sitting on your comp watching the clock and hitting reload until the second you can order them. Even then, in some cases, I have heard it's not enough.

              I've heard LayerOne, OuterZone, and PhreakNIC are also fantastic. PhreakNIC is a smaller con, but that doesn't necessarily mean anything. Notacon is smaller and it was quite informative/fun. Something to think about.
              Now known as Lord Nikon.

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              • #8
                Re: Other Cons/Gatherings

                |)ruid keeps an awesome Google Calendar updated with all of the cons here:
                http://www.google.com/calendar/embed...dar.google.com
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                • #9
                  Re: Other Cons/Gatherings

                  I went to Notacon for the first time this year, had an incredible time. With an ~300 person con you get to spend a lot more time with far fewer people. Makes for interesting, longer-form conversations. Be aware, though, that it's a conference as much about art as it is about tech.

                  This upcoming will be my first Shmoo & I'm stoked. I'll also be at Sector this year, no real idea of how that will be. And if you have enough love for physical security to attend an entire con about it, try to get into LockCon. It will be in Turkey in 2010.

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                  • #10
                    Re: Other Cons/Gatherings

                    Curses foiled again!

                    I was hoping to post the same question, "If you could only go to one other con this year, which one would it be?"
                    I was thinking of going to Layerone, but the timing is not good, maybe Shmoocon if I can swing the tickets.

                    Rhenium

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                    • #11
                      Re: Other Cons/Gatherings

                      Dpending on your location, there is Sector in Toronto. I will be attending it this year. It is my first hacker con.

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                      • #12
                        Re: Other Cons/Gatherings

                        Originally posted by xboxbman View Post
                        Dpending on your location, there is Sector in Toronto. I will be attending it this year. It is my first hacker con.
                        You have to watch those Canadian hackers. Turn you back on your laptop for a second and it's Goatse on your screen .

                        xor
                        Just because you can doesn't mean you should. This applies to making babies, hacking, and youtube videos.

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                        • #13
                          Re: Other Cons/Gatherings

                          Originally posted by xor View Post
                          You have to watch those Canadian hackers. Turn you back on your laptop for a second and it's Goatse on your screen .

                          xor
                          and syrup in the cdrom drive..

                          I return whatever i wish . Its called FREEDOWM OF RANDOMNESS IN A HECK . CLUSTERED DEFEATED CORn FORUM . Welcome to me

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                          • #14
                            Re: Other Cons/Gatherings

                            You should attend/check out LayerOne, Toorcon and Shmoocon.
                            Especially, LayerOne.
                            “If someone has a gun and is trying to kill you, it would be reasonable to shoot back with your own gun.” - Dalai Lama (Seattle Times, 05-15-2001).

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                            • #15
                              Re: Other Cons/Gatherings

                              Originally posted by xboxbman View Post
                              Dpending on your location, there is Sector in Toronto. I will be attending it this year. It is my first hacker con.
                              Awesome, look me up in whatever their version of a lockpicking village is, I'll be helping out there. Never been to Sector before.

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