[Owasp-southafrica] Blackhats and Defcon

OWASP - South Africa owasp-southafrica at lists.owasp.org
Wed May 14 13:45:48 EDT 2008


Have you been to any of these conferences?

> I'll be brutally honest and say that BlackHat and Defcon has changed
> since Jeff sold it. The cost is high, considering the SA/US exchange
> rate and i'd be more inclined to look at other conferences happening
> around the world, such as AusCERT, hackinthebox, sysscan.
>
> Defcon was always a freak show, so the noise to knowledge ratio was
> always high.
>
>
> On 14 May 2008, at 12:12 PM, OWASP - South Africa wrote:
>
>> Hi,
>>
>> Quick question to the forum, planning on attending Blackhats and
>> Defcon in
>> August. If you take into account flights, accomodation and conference
>> cost, does the content really justify spending that amount of money?
>> Is it
>> really that good to fork out that amount of money for. If you had to
>> pay
>> your own expenses would you still go or are people going because their
>> companies are willing to fork out the money? By the way, how was ITWeb
>> this year?
>>
>> Thanks
>> Wimpie
>>
>>
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