Notacon 6 - April 16-19, 2009 - Cleveland, OH
Notacon 6 - April 16-19, 2009 - Cleveland, OH

I think that it’s quite overdue to wrap up the bundle of awesome that was Notacon 6.

The whole con was quite awesome. There were brilliant talks and not-so-brilliant talks. There were friends, drinks, food and the camaraderie of “fitting in” for a bit of a change. Long conversations that lasted well into the night… hackerspaces, amateur radio, games, art, commerce… It’s still all reverberating in my head.

I gave away more than 600 stickers – hope you got a few of them.

I thoroughly enjoyed all of the talks that I was able to be present for and there are quite a few that I look forward to catching on-line later. In case mine was one that you wanted to watch, feel free to have a look at the video below, and as always, comments are welcome.

BlackHat to a BlackSuit – Econopocalypse Now – Notacon 6 from James Arlen on Vimeo.

If you happen to have pics or video, please let me know – I saw a few camera focus lights out there in the crowd…


  1. I didn’t get any pictures or video of your presentation, but I did attend it and I thought it was good. I really liked the visual style of your PowerPoint and will most likely be stealing it at some point. (I liked how the slides had different information than your verbal presentation).

    I am one of those people you mentioned in your presentation that has one foot in each world; one in security, one in IT. I wouldn’t mind making the leap into the security world but, as a “married with children” guy in my mid-30s, the thought of going back to those long weeks and picking the pager back up is holding me back at the moment.

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