t2 Is the best conference I have ever been to.
I think that this conference has managed to nail down something very elusive and difficult - the right balance between human interaction and technical talks. I got the distinct impression through the conference that the main event was the hallway talks and that the scheduled talks were more of a break in the session.
Disclaimer: I was one of the speakers at the conference, but I speak at many conferences…
UPDATE: I just learned today that Microsoft shared some of the decks and videos from BlueHat IL. They can be found here
Microsoft Israel has successfully launched the BlueHat IL conference in Israel for the first time. Unexpectedly, this conference was not focused on marketing or pushing their agenda but rather on security related topics from excellent speakers.
I attended the first day, and I am kind of sorry I missed the second day.
Personal Experience This is the 5th year that I’ve attended the CCC’s major event. I spent 4 days at the 33rd CCC conference in Hamburg (Germany), where a somewhat over 60,000 people attended this year, Other than an opportunity to catch up with old friends, and learn what’s new in the hacking scene - there were awesome talks (just like any year).
I thought to dedicate this blog post to the best talks I saw, obviously this is very subjective (and suffers from a selection bias).