DEF CON 101 Panel

Conference:  Defcon 26



The speaker encourages attendees to make connections and get involved in various activities at DEFCON, emphasizing the importance of putting effort into the experience to get the most out of it.
  • Introduce yourself to others and make connections
  • Attend events and activities outside of talks and contests
  • Find common interests with others
  • Try new things and get involved in various activities
  • Effort and engagement are key to getting the most out of DEFCON
The speaker shares a personal story about how he met a friend who became his best man at his wedding at DEFCON, highlighting the potential for meaningful connections to be made at the conference.


Ten years ago, DEF CON 101 was founded by HighWiz as a way to introduce n00bs to DEF CON. The idea was to help attendees get the best experience out of DEF CON (and also tell them how to survive the weekend!). The DEF CON 101 panel has been a way for people who have participated in making DEF CON what it is today to share those experiences and, hopefully, inspire attendees to expand their horizons. DEF CON offers so much more than just talks and the DEF CON 101 panel is the perfect place to learn about all things DEF CON so you, dear reader, can get the best experience possible. The panel will end with the time honored tradition of "Name the n00b" where lucky attendees will be brought up on stage to introduce themselves to you and earn the coveted 101 n00b handle. Don't worry if you don't make it on to the stage, there will be plenty of other prizes for you to enjoy!



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