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    my first con (of any kind)...i lurked mostly, absorbed what i could, should have introduced myself more often, but i really enjoyed what you guys put on.

    Most of all, I appreciated how much effort is put into cultivating the sense of community.

    I stumbled in really late Friday night from Florida looking like a suspicious rumpled civilian, and still had helpful folks let me know where to get registered and oriented, how "tracks" worked and whatnot.

    Even after the outing, I noted folks' guard up - the scrutiny was there - but no one seemed especially hostile to outsiders.

    Schedule allowing I will try to get back next year, and involve myself more here and wherever I can help out. I am not nearly as skilled as most of you, and hacking, for me, is engineering a functional technology beyond what it was intended to do, until I can afford better - and to stay ahead of malicious code, when and how to remain vigilant and proactive. I learned... that I have a hell of a lot more to learn.

    When I decided to come to DefCon I was approaching burnout and a nagging little fear that technology (at least in my world) had already gone too corporate.

    Mostly I just wanted to say thanks to the groups, sponsors and hosts for making technology and its myriad facets, interesting and vibrant again.

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    Re: thx...from a n00b

    Originally posted by uncorq View Post
    I learned... that I have a hell of a lot more to learn.

    When I decided to come to DefCon I was approaching burnout and a nagging little fear that technology (at least in my world) had already gone too corporate.

    Mostly I just wanted to say thanks to the groups, sponsors and hosts for making technology and its myriad facets, interesting and vibrant again.
    That is a big part of what makes the con rock.


    p.s. there is a shout out thread made for thanks to groups here as well https://forum.defcon.org/showthread.php?t=8746
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