The new year has come: time to plan your conferences!
The first days of a new year are “resolutions” days for some, defining goals for others. Time to realize how hardcore procrastinator you are, time to plan too.
I keep up a Google Calendar security events calendar (XML ICS) since early 2007 with major hacker / security conferences I stumble upon. Last update in UTC, change history so you can see what was added, pretty simple. Some people are specially interested in CFP (Call For Papers) deadlines, so the next step is a new calendar just for CFPs.
This is not a comprehensive list of events but a list of relevant events – great speakers, great papers, events with some reputation in short. Want to see your country in the calendar? Tell me what’s important in your area: securitycalendar at gmail.com. BTW, please let me know if you find any worthless conference in the calendar.
I´ve been to 2 DEFCONs. Today my goals are ShmooCon, LayerOne, Toorcon, CanSecWest and CCC. What are your favorite conferences? What would be your picks if someone asked you to choose only, say, 3 conferences a year?