Sunday, August 15, 2010

On the way back home

The trip is over and was definitely a success, sitting in BWI airport about to catch the first thing smoking back to Seattle via Air Tran. Time to fly home for another month until its time to head back to Maryland to do a ECSA/LPT training course.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

NoVA Hackers

I had the pleasure of attending a meeting last night.  Its these kind of events that make me wish that I lived on this side of the country sometimes.  The format is mostly 'lightning talks' but they were very informative and the atmosphere was relaxed.  The second best part to me was the talk about the recent DefCon CTF event and how some NoVA members participated (they didn't come in last by the way! ;)).  They shared their trials and tribulations preparing for the event, qualifying and subsequently competing.  Really nice stuff, I hope that they post their slide deck online.

The best part was being able to see CG and get caught up with him a bit, its been too long.  Hopefully we will be able to do dinner or something like that before I head back to Seattle on Sunday.

May Your Skill Prevail.

Training Tornado Dying Down

Three weeks of training across the United States (Washington State to Maryland, Maryland to Hawaii, Hawaii to Maryland and Maryland to Seattle) is coming to a close.  I'm spending the last week hanging out with a very close friend (surrogate younger brother!).  It turns out that I'll be returning to Greenbelt, Maryland next month to do an ECSA\LPT 5 day boot camp in a month.

Over the last month I have learned that it truly pays to account for 'variable change' especially when delivering custom content and that I'm not nearly as infallible as I thought. ;)  Its best not to put all of your eggs in one basket and works more smoothly when you distribute them in layered fashion to prepare for the inevitable snag in your game plan.   Its all part of a never ending learning process though and I plan on using what I've learned to improve the things that do. 

Until next time.