Tyger and I will be presenting at The Last HOPE this year, which runs from July 18th through July 20th in New York City. As part of a slate of almost 100 presenters, we will be talking about the ins and outs of how to throw your own hacker conference entitled, “Starting Your Own Con for Fun and No Profit: A How-to”. Information about the presentation can be found on their Scheduled Talks page. Running a hacker conference is a subject we like to think we know a little bit about. The past 5 years of Notacon have taught us a lot not only about the eclectic community we live in, but also how many problems, details, considerations and other things need to be taken into account when one decides to start an endeavor as large as Notacon.
No news yet on specific days or times for the presentation, but we encourage everyone to attend HOPE and check it out. HOPE is considered by some the “de facto” hacker conference and one is likely to meet many other interesting fringe types as well, something we at Notacon highly encourage!
If you plan on being at HOPE, let us know! If there’s enough interest, we can throw together an impromptu Notacon/Blockparty gathering of some sort or another.