It seems like The Shmoo Group snuck out a little update on Friday and didn’t happen to mention it to anyone. Yes, the ShmooCon schedule has finally been announced! Nothing too out of the ordinary here … just the talks linked up into an organized form but it at least lets us start laying out our schedules. And hopefully the good folks over at KhanFu.org will have it all loaded up into their offline web app by the time the con comes around.
Registration begins at noon on Friday the 15th and opening remarks start at 2:30 PM. After that the conference continues with the traditional set of 30 minute talks followed by the keynote at 6:30 PM and FireTalks starting at 8:00 PM.
Saturday ushers in the traditional three-track schedule with Built It!, Belay It!, and Bring It On! Talks begin at 10:00 AM (yes! these people know how to run an infosec con) and close down at 6:00 PM. FireTalks flare up again at 6:30 PM that night followed by the official Saturday Night Party at 8:00 PM.
Sunday again starts out at 10:00 PM, which will be really helpful given the previous night’s party, with the same three tracks as Saturday. The conference finishes up with a Closing Plenary at 1:30 and Closing Remarks at 2:30. Be sure to check out the full slate of talks on the ShmooCon site.
But if you’re not local to the metro DC area, it’s still not time to head home yet… Stay the extra night and (or if you’re local) head out to ShmooCon Epilogue starting Monday at 10:00 AM in Reston, VA right outside of DC. What is the ShmooCon Epilogue? Well, it’s basically an extended version of the popular monthly NoVA Hackers Association (a.k.a., NovaHackers) meetups from just an evening to an entire day of great talks (some coming directly from ShmooCon itself) and networking with your fellow information security peers. And if you are certificate-bound, you could even pick up a few CPEs to make it worth your wild. Plus it’s free (if you can still get a ticket) and it happens to be a Federal holiday (i.e., Washington’s Birthday). So that even gives NoVA, DC, and MD locals yet another excuse to head on out.
Beyond everything above The Shmoo Group also mentioned that there were still some slots open for ShmooCon Labs if you already have a ShmooCon ticket. For those that aren’t familiar with aspect of the conference … it’s basically a fun substitute for the training you’d find at a traditional conference … except instead of taking a class … you learn by doing, i.e., setting up, operating, and tearing down the ShmooCon network. According to the description, “One might ask, how can this be fun? That’s easy. 30 people with one goal: 36 hours to get network traffic flowing through the tubes as soon as possible, so we can all go get drinks. You can either utilize your foo to make things happen, or you can learn something new, or both. It’s up to you..” To take part it’ll only cost you an additional $50 fee…
With the schedule just released, what talks are you interested in seeing? Let us know in the comments below. Today’s post pic is from DarthNull.org. See ya!