I’m no defcon historian but I believe it is always in August- I’m actually going to look into this more to see if its always the first weekend in August- because if so, then one can save a lot of $$ by registering the hotel room really early on.
Second, it was $280 this year, I believe a little less in earlier years- its probably barely keeping up with inflation, probably not even that. Jeff Moss has been verbal about keeping the price low to keep the con in tune with it’s origins, to allow young and low income entrance vs. the price you would pay to go to VMworld, Cisco cons, BlackHat, Splunk.conf etc. So its very safe to say it will be in the $280 range next year, and for years to come, with only small increases that IMO do not even keep up with inflation.
This would be great- IMO go to defcon with skills to enjoy it more. Its not a competition, and the few neck beards there talking down to people are looked down upon themselves, but you get a better return if you know how to do things. Personally, I’m not that skilled and I do more shoulder surfing that participating, so I need to take this advise myself.
@morbid_bean, sorry I didn’t catch you that next day- drinking, lack of sleep, trying to catch as many talks as possible, lack of checking my phone, I slipped up.
@ anyone else that went- any more word on the badge bug? When I saw no one had cracked the badge I thought “typical super hard defcon challenge” but then heard there was a firmware bug- I would really like to think many people were supposed to get it all green before the con was over.