echukalovat March 30,2017 This is a great and very informative video. I personally have not been to DefCon yet, but I've been to other big security conferences. It's great to attend talks on the latest research in the field, first hand. Usually a lot of new information and tools are released on the day of the conference. You get to network with many smart people and exchange ideas. CTFs are another great activity to learn and have fun. DefCon is certainly on my list to go to, hopefully this year.
shubhraguptaat April 02,2017 Defcon looks like an amazing event. I would definitely attend it given a chance. There will be a huge opportunity to learn so many new things about different topics from the experts. The malware has evolved drastically over the years from just being harmless to bring damage to the device and also to steal critical information.
jahmadat April 02,2017 Great video outlining the history of DEFCON. I definitely think it is something that must be invested into much more as its the "super hero" hackers. I find all the different level of events they have there and the creativity harnessed. I hope to attend DEFCON some day.
thornerat April 04,2017 Very interesting video on the humble beginnings of DEFCON and how huge it is now. My dad goes to DEFCON every couple of years and he always has a great time. It's always good to have a gathering where like minded people can get together, bond, network, and think of new ideas.
The "geek fix it mentality" that the original founder talks about is definitely a true mentality and a very useful one for these types of events. Often times conferences get user feedback and make minimal changes, but I feel like the organizers really take the feedback to heart.
The conference is an incredible opportunity for attendees as well as vendors. It's an incredible opportunity to market products and take advantage of an extremely targeted market. The t-shirt phenomenon was also interesting to me...everyone loves a t-shirt and it's fun to let others know what community you are a part of.
The "party" aspect is also interesting...I think it's good and bad. It contributes to a fun and lighthearted atmosphere but it also sounds like it got out of hand, but I guess it also contributes to people's desire to attend DEFCON.
The organizers have the daunting task of entertaining "some of the smartest people in the world, people who are smarter than I am." I can't imagine how long it takes to dream up all of these challenges and contests, especially developing these for people who are incredibly intelligent. Sounds fun but also stressful.
Overall this was a pretty cool video...makes me a little scared of DEFCON though lol.
ftj258at April 06,2017 One hour and 50 minutes to be a very long time to convince people that it is a great gathering and to encourage others going in it. This message could have been done in shorter period of time. Who has all these time to watch the documentary of Defcon. Either you go or think of going or don't. But that long period of time I think is a waste of time. I do encourage gatherings like this though. Its a great place to connect to people and learn so much. Instead of watching videos or facebook/twitter to connect to people, this is a much better way of doing it. I just do not like the idea of watching the video for almost 2 hours when the event itself could have a completed in that time.