#44CON 2014

 

once again had the greatest of pleasure to assist (in a minor way) with #44CON this year as the minor annoyance ambling around with camera’s. In the two & a bit days I managed to take 32Gb of pictures (just over 2000).

It’s a brilliant conference, of the two events in the UK that I consider unmissable #44CON is by far the best for content and catching up with friends and the regular con attendees plus great speakers; Bsides London will always be the best ‘free’ community event and in the commercial realm #44CON is such a great training / learning & socialising gig it cannot  / should not be missed.

I managed to meet a few more peeps that I know only from IRC / Twitter / Internetz and it’s always fantastic to actually catch up in real life, #44CON enables those conversations and meetings and the new venue definitely helped to facilitate the entire event.

Awesome presentations and demonstrations were in abundant supply as was the never tiring core team & crew of #44CON who deserve nothing but admiration and praise for making the event such a success. At the end of Friday there was a real buzz and sadness as it ended, that was coupled with the relief that it all passed smoothly and without noticeable flail; it’s a credit to the effort behind the scenes and the generous support of the sponsors and everyone who attended that makes it such a great highlight of the UK Information Security calender.

I’ve picked through the mass of pictures and pulled out a hundred or so to give a taster of the con, please feel free to share any pictures or re-use them for any non-commercial means (I appreciate credit for them and welcome any feedback or requests for full resolution raw copies).

I hope everyone who attended enjoyed #44CON as much as I did and I’m already looking forward to next years event(s) with great anticipation, they really are the pinnacle of the cream of InfoSec in the UK and I’m proud to play a small part in something so awesome and that improves time after time.

Till next time!

@w1bble

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Bar Bus was great :-)

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Adrian & Steve dishing out stonkingly good prizes

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The sponsors for #44CON are fantastic

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The sponsors for #44CON are fantastic

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The sponsors for #44CON are fantastic!! Thank you nccgroup!

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The sponsors for #44CON are fantastic

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The sponsors for #44CON are fantastic! MWR’s party was once again the stuff of blurry awesomeness and many rough and sore heads on Friday morning.

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My laptop got some use in dodgy RAW file conversion using the lameness of win8, print screen and paint (needs must); it needs more stickers, email / tweet me for details how to appear on it ;-)

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TheColonial rocked his Metasploit talk

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The printers most certainly got it #Doom :-D

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Thom tried to do a spot of pole dancing later on after the MWR party, we hope he doesn’t try to make a career out of it (the tips unsurprisingly were not forthcoming)

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@Viss was responsible for sharing some very odd things in his purchase / browsing history

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Jason wasn’t @ 44CON this year but others followed the tradition of Awkward Hugs

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I was shot at more than once #ASign?

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Please don’t buy or issue @wickedclownuk with sharp objects #YouHathBeenWarned #StabbyStabby

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#44CON badge was awesome and grats to @securelyfitz – Joe was so kind to solder up mine and others badges and made soldering look like childs play ;-)

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@addelindh and many of us thoroughly enjoyed the joys of G&T O clock

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A terrible twosome enjoying G&T O Clock

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Thoms presentation didn’t go down the pan, was great (the bits I saw); beats his late night pole dancing for sure!

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Campbell & Dawn “working” to promote the cyberscheme & encription’s excellent work

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Awesome Con badge!

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Bar staff were awesome \o/ #44CON cocktails were lush!

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@mckeay was supporting the fine Akamai Security team

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I & everyone really appreciated proper and tasty coffee provided by @AntipodeLondon & supported by sponsors tokens!

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Jerrys (@JGamblin) pub quiz was something else on the Wednesday night #MuchFun #ManyGiggles

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Joe tirelessly soldering (making it look so easy it defies comparison)

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Great pentest talk from everyone and sensible questions skilfully answered by the panel

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Unsure if war paint or just camouflage

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more of Viss’s very odd pics being shared around #MostOdd :-)

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Great news and everyone was happy to toast Sofia & Dave on their new addition

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Toasts being distributed

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BSides London

It’s been a busy few weeks for Paul Whitton & myself but we have now uploaded the 2014 BSides London pics, please feel free to ask if you want any high res copies. The other years pictures are also linked from http://bsideslondon.webtrickery.com/
Have a look, remember great events and look forward to next years BSides London \o/

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