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    Hey all!

    I'm finally coming to my first DEFCON (DC) ever, and it just so happens to be on the 30th anniversary (as I'm sure all of you already know); with that being said, that means I am a little nervous as to where to start. I've scoured through the forums here, as well as looking up different things on reddit and what not all, and I was wondering if anyone had a nice umbrella idea of what I should go about planning?

    I've already looked up some of the talks I'd like to see, but I've also realized that accounts for such a SMALL amount of things to do at DC. With that being said, is there possibly a group that'll let me hangout with them while I'm there? Is there a chance that I'll just be able to fall into a group of people after I get there?

    I'm just overwhelmed with excitement and nervousness, so I'm just looking for a little bit of direction from the seasoned-vets here.

    Thanks in advance,

  • #2
    Just start hanging out in some of the "chill out" areas and strike up some conversations.

    The first year I came they also had a "n00b" Reception, but I don't know if that will happen this year.


    • Bilbo
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      Thank you for the tips, I appreciate it!

  • #3
    look at the Lonely Hackers Club

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    • #4
      Is anyone here actually worth their salt? Does anyone actually know anything at all about hacking? I don't need (or want) help, I am just wondering exactly how legit any of you are