July 12th, 2005

planet

Spacefem's Defcon Adventure?

I think I am going to go to defcon with a bunch of random people who I barely know. A friend of mine from the Linux meetup just called me last week and was like, "We have a spot in a car and a HUGE hotel room... come with us!" and at first I was like, "SWEET! I'm going to DEFCON!!!" then three hours later I was like, "WTF? I can't just go to defcon with some random people. They could be serial killers." Then with more phone conversations and info, I started to feel like maybe this could be cool.

I mean, I haven't had a vacation this summer. I've got the money (it's not much money anyway, since the hotel and travel bills are all split up so much). Jason assured me that I am in fact geeky enough for defcon... there are all sorts of levels of hackers there and lots of people go just to party and watch the contests.

This is by far the craziest thing I've ever considered doing. It's in like two weeks and it's going to be a hell of a car trip. But I'm young, and these people are all young, too, and what do you do when you're young? Have adventures! I've never been to a big computer conference, never been to Las Vegas.

Time to get geeky, I guess!