This is a confirmed list of places of events I will be speaking/attending for 2006. I have been getting a lot of emails asking me what I am going to now that I am a father so just thought I would post this up.
August 4-6th – Defcon – Las Vegas
This is a really awesome conference in Las Vegas where hackers from around the world unite. They always have great keynote speakers and generally a huge part of the open source community is represented.
August 7-10 Search Engine Strategies – San Jose, California
My favorite event of the year. This conference last year was the first SES I had ever attended. I thought it was so expensive and how in the world was I going to justify the expenses. I learned so much at this that it paid for itself before I arrived home… literally. It was also the first time I met Greg Boser, Todd Friesen, Jen Slegg, Jason Calcanis, Danny Sullivan, Jason Golod and the list goes on and on… not that they remember me of course as I was just a listner to there session.
Danny Sullivan talked to me a little bit in Toronto about speaking in San Jose but we never really talked more about it. I am probably supposed to contact someone or something if that is going to happen.
September 15-17 HavokFest – Fairfax, VA
Havokfest last year was OFF THE HOOK. I cant really talk to much about havokfest due to h4x0r NDA.
Novermber 14-17th – Webmaster World Pubcon – Las Vegas
This was a great conference last year. The Yahoo lunch moderated by Jen Slegg and the Google Lunch where they introduced Analytics and gave away free analytics (up and to the right) shirts was REALLY COOL. Plus I mean… its vegas baby!
December 4-7 Search Engine Strategies – Chicago, IL