DerbyCon 2.0 - The Reunion
While I'll do my best not to get "all sentimental," it seems you just can't help it when you're writing about the DerbyCon security conference. DerbyCon takes place each September in Louisville, KY, and has grown to house over 1500 hackers and security professionals in a relaxed and fun environment. There was plenty to do, including visit the lock pick village, be transformed into a zombie by a professional make-up artist, attend a wide array of talks, and much more.
The conference truly feels like you're getting together with your friends and family. Throughout the entire conference, even through the wee hours of the morning, folks were gathered in the hallways and lobbies talking about security, educating each other, and sharing ideas. The presentations received excellent reviews, and ran the gamut from big-name speakers, such as Jeff Moss and Kevin Mitnick, to lesser-known folks sharing some cutting-edge research.