Yes, Red and I are still alive. We have not been very active on Rabbit-Hole, or the with the Vespid project since we have both recently started new jobs. It’s been a very busy time for us both.
Currently I’m here in Louisville, Ky checking out DerbyCon.
The hardware hacking village is small,and run by a local hacker space called Lvl1 http://www.lvl1.org/ …nice folks with a flame throwing pony named Butterscotch. Awesome!
The HHV is co-located with the lockpiciking village. The folks from FOOLS are here, that’s Fraternal Order Of Locksport. I also saw Deviant from tool setting up shop. Watching someone pick their first lock always brings a smile to my face.
There are only 3 tracks, making this a relatively small con, but there a some pretty big names presenting, Kevin Mitnick, Johnny Long, Vivek Ramachandran, and Dave Kennedy just to name a few.
Being the first year of this hacker convention, I think they wanted to keep it small. I’m enjoying myself here and will be coming back in the years to come.