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dvarian
Jul 31, 2013

What’s the difference between Def Con and Black Hat hacker conventions?

Both hacker conventions are taking place at the same time in the same place, which seems a little odd to me. What’s the difference between the two?

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Waldo
08/01/2013

Blackhat will cost you $2500 to attend in business casual attire.  Defcon will cost you $180 to attend in bluejeans and tshirts. You will enjoy yourself at Defcon much more than you will at Blackhat.

 

landon
08/01/2013

I guess I would say that Black Hat is much more of a corporate, business oriented event. A lot of attendees are security professionals hawking their wares and glad-handing in the pursuit of more business. Def Con is closer to what most people would probably imagine a hacker event to be, more freewheeling and less corporate, with more emphasis on fun to boot.

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