It was a joke. At first. For several days Twitter was filled with comments complaining about the general and specific failures of modern air travel as people made their way home from Black Hat and DefCon- then it was my turn. Upon arriving in Manchester, NH after a red-eye from Vegas to Cleveland and the early morning hop from Cleveland to Manchester, I commented that I would never fly again and suggested
driving ROAD TRIPS for all future conferences.
It is happening. The Security Twits road show begins.
ToorCon is too soon and too far for a first run. Sec Tor is very promising, but the thought of a border crossing (they act like Canada is a whole other country these days!) makes that a bit tricky. Day-Con, however, has potential. Ohio is another world compared to the East Coast, but there are no tricky border crossings.
I am shopping for a conversion van/minibus/motorhome rental for the trip and a few hearty souls to make the trip with me. The nice folks at work (Astaro) have offered to help with the expense of the inaugural trip.
Day-Con's main program is on Saturday, October 11- with some pre-con presentations on Friday night. Google Maps claims that with bladders of steel and no fuel stops Dayton is about 13 1/2 hours from Boston. Depending on who wants to join the trip and where, we may need to start Thursday evening. Sunday is a recovery and travel day, so we should be able to get everyone back to their northeast starting points by that night.
A few brave Security Twits have stepped up, we need a few more- and then some input on scheduling and routing. Any more Security Twits interested? Let me know.