Everyone else (g0ne, ncircle, terminal23) is doing their thoughts on Defcon so I figured I would too. I've been waiting on a couple of people to actually post the code they talked about but I'm growing impatient and I guess I can use the release for other posts.
Let's start with the Cons:
-The Badges...oops that sucked...least not getting one when I first paid, the blinky lights were cool. At least mine worked this year.
-The stench...oops that stunk...like rotting corpse bad.
-The Goons...hmmm what to say...I know you have a tough job with crowd control and whatnot but do you really have to talk to everyone like they are assholes? I'm not sure you have a reason to be screaming at 11am Friday morning, save that shit for Sunday.
-The Crowds...sucks...that narrow ass hallway combined with the stench = no fun
-The Talks...I didn't care for most of the talks (maybe I just picked bad), of course there were a few good ones, but props to everyone that submitted a paper and stood up there in front of a ton of people. I think the boss is convinced to do BH next year, everyone I talked to that went to BH was pleased with the talks.
-The Parties...303, hackerpimps, securabit/i-hacker, offensive computing, freakshow, i-sight, core impact, etc
-The People...not the crowds but getting to meet in person people I talk to online all the time...regrets...not making it to the security twits meetup.
-The CTF...I had people explain a to me a little better than last year what the hell is actually going on. Pretty interesting.
-The Guitar Hero competition...fun!
-The Swag...my green/black defcon coffee cup rulez.
-The Twitter(ing)...very cool watch the twits in real time during talks...mvp to jjx for most tweets or twits or whatever they are called.
I'll do a separate post on the talks I thought stood out at Defcon.