jhilldog77at November 21,2015 The creativity, technology and brain power coming together under one roof at DefCon each year is truly an amazing cultural event where the melding of the minds can bring about fun and exciting ideas. The lockpicking event looked really neat for example and even DefCon kids for the next generation of geeks. DefcCon24 is Aug4-7 2016.
zsesayat November 27,2015 Interesting video, this is really how a lot of companies started. very little with no intention of starting it, and all of a sudden, just from one comment it is started and grow big, I was a little concern on the shooting club, not sure if they did a back ground check on their members, and make sure some members do not have mental health diseases diagnoses. But it sounds very interesting and I really want to be part of this group. My only hold up would be funds and time. I live on pay check to pay check to pay my bills. With my career that I am pursuing now, I really think I will gain so much if I link with this group.
Beggsseat November 28,2015 I really enjoyed this documentary and learning about DefCon. I am inspired by some of the descriptions of hackers as innovative, creative, and fearless in the face of ambiguity. These are strengths that would serve all of us well no matter what we pursue. The conference audience is interested in learning new things as is evidenced by the competitions, capture the flag, scavenger hunt, cryptography puzzles to name a few. The growth of the conference is also impressive as they receive 300-400 speaker submissions requests per year. Selecting General Alexander as the VIP speaker for the 20th conference was a great attempt to brings two sides together to find both commonality of goals and respect. Emphasizing the need to interact at the conference and the approachability of everyone is another theme of growth for this already highly intelligent crowd. Encouraging others to be proud of something you don't know as well as making the third purpose of the conference badge to bring people together shows their thoughtful purpose and intention.
sliu23at December 05,2015 A wonderful overview of DefCon and its history, it doesn’t like what I thought before just a conference that a group of hackers get together and present newest skills they found in hacking. Actually, it is a quite organized big party and festival with kinds of interesting activities for their community; and it welcomes everyone. I am very rejoice that it could last such a long time and still keep moving on. If have opportunity, I hope to join it at least for once.
bmanahan188at December 17,2015 Very interesting to see the simple origin story behind the DefCon conference. I didn't realize that for a lot of people it is so much more than attending talks, but a whole experience. I have plans to attend the next one, and am very much looking forward to it,