Friday, February 13, 2009

ShmooCon, Podcasters and Dojosec oh my!!!

I’ve been meaning to post this for a couple of days, and finally got around to doing a little write-up on them. As I posted earlier, I had the chance to go to my first Hacker convention in Washington DC. In preparation, I did a little bit of research into ShmooCon and started following the Shmoo Group on Twitter. In the process, I picked up a few followers on Twitter. Marcus Carey being one of them. Looking at his information led me to a group of podcasters that were hosting their third annual Podcastersmeetup at ShmooCon. Basically a group of Security oriented podcasters that get together to broadcast live from ShmooCon and meet their listeners. Marcus runs a group called Dojosec that was one of the sponsors for the podcastmeetup and an event afterwards called Firetalks. Afterwards, we all went to the HacDC party and had a great time getting to know people in our field and doing a little networking for the future. All that from a little bit of research before going to a conference.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Intro Post: What is this blog for?

Hello All, :-)

I've been thinking about starting another blog for a while and seeing what I can put into it. For the moment, this is going to be kind of a catchall of thoughts, links, security bytes and whatever else.

I recenlty went to Shmoocon and met some great people there. At one of the after con gatherings, I met some of the DC Security Space bloggers and podcasters. They podcasted from the con and did something called FireTalks that I will go into in a future post. Anyway, one of the ideas behind FireTalks is to give back to the community. Part of giving back is to give insight and to get your ideas out. In this way, you enrich the community and hopefully get something out of in in the process.

Anyway, the idea of giving back and seeing if anyone will even listen is why I am starting this. That and a place to share some of the junk that is floating around in my head. :-)