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  • Hacker Summer Camp – Recap of BSidesLV, Black Hat & Defcon

    August 17, 2016, Mike Weber, Vice President, Coalfire Labs

    What a week!  Hacker summer camp in Vegas was amazing!  This was my first time through for all three of the conferences in Vegas – BSidesLV, Black Hat, and Defcon.  I’ve been to BSidesLV and Defcon plenty of times, but experiencing all of these back-to-back (-to-back!, with a bit of overlap) gives a unique perspective on each of these and what makes them valuable.  On a somewhat unrelated note, it also provided me my own “unique perspective” on exactly how many days I can do in Vegas before being “done”.  As it turns out, that number is four.  Not the six that I was there for – or the nine that the more hard-core members of our Labs team did!  I don’t even want to imagine what nine days would do to me.  *shiver*

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