Details are up about this year's Podcaster's Meetup at Shmoocon, it will be bigger and better than ever. Several of your favorite security podcasts will be participating- and this year there will be even more to do after the regularly scheduled events: Fire Talks. What are Fire Talks, you ask?
"Have a talk that didn’t get accepted? Want the chance to share a project that you are working on? Think of FireTalks as a verbal blog post.
The human experience is built on the ability to tell and learn from stories. At SchmooCon 2009, “FireTalks” is a supportive environment in which to either share insights or learn from others. Whether polishing a presentation (story) for conferences, meetings or training, FireTalks are the way to share, learn and improve.
The inaugural FireTalks take place Friday night — following the Podcasters Meetup. Talks are limited to 10-15 minutes with four (4) scheduled talks and four (4) open slots. Open slots will be filled on a first come, first serve basis.
Saturday night will be more relaxed. Come join us and present, listen and learn."
I have written before about "the hall", where some of the cool stuff happens at conferences, Fire Talks are a great way of encouraging those less formal conversations. (SecTwits Road Trips are another way). Join us if you can.