Toorcon this year was awesome and fun, with the exception of cstone breaking his femur, of course. I had originally been slated to talk, but a clerical error left my name off of the schedule. Instead I took the role of ’staff photographer’ and shot the whole event and all the speakers. A few interesting occurences took place:
- Mckt decided to leave early, and gave me his speaking spot, which I took. Before I was able to speak, barkode approached me and kindly asked me to give my speaking slot to his panel since they desperately needed more time. I agreed. I went from speaking, to not speaking, to speaking to not speaking in one day. I was still a little sad to not be able to give my peoplehacking talk though.
- Jolly approached me starting out his query with “So Viss, you’re a social engineering guy…” and explained how he wanted to pwn the counting jar contest (explained below)
- I met a really neat guy from San Francisco that lapses into a really bad scottish accent when I do my really bad irish accent. This made all the dinners and parties we went to hilarious.
- I spent some time in the lockpicking village teaching new folks how to pick locks (this is fairly standard for me at this point)