Our industry is strange – our gatherings even stranger.
With more security conferences than there are days in the year, there is literally a security event for everyone. From the madness of Defcon, to the family-friendly outdoor summer camps of the CCC. From the straight laced, suits-only events of Asia to the party atmosphere at Ekoparty, a «security conference» can mean a lot of different things.
Conferences have changed, morphed and evolved from a gathering of like minded individuals sharing their work, to platforms where the l33t gather to show off their skillz, and the place to land your next job or sell your next 0day.
From the hacks of future past, join me in this brief look at the evolution of our «tribal gatherings» – the question is not where we have come or where we are, but where to next?