Last month I attended the DeepSec conference in Vienna. I enjoyed it a great deal. It was good to be back in Vienna. Had a few good meetings with my friend Adi with who I work on the Vuurmuur project.
I assisted Matt Jonkman in his Snort Signature writing class. We had a nice group of people and using the Emerging Threats SandNet we could deal with pretty interesting samples to write signatures for. Even though my expertise is more on the code level of Snort I felt I could still contribute something to the sessions.
On the last day Matt and I did the first Open Infosec Foundation brainstorm session. I think it was very useful and the crowd was very responsive. After this encouraging experience we are planning to attend more conferences to do similar sessions. Suggestions about which conferences would be interesting (and why) are very welcome!