It is official!
I will be attending HOPE X this July with the TOOOL gang. Earlier this year I had thought about attending since it is in New York City and is an easy drive from where I live. However, I had decided not to since it can be difficult with child care and getting time etc., especially when I will be on the road a good deal in August for BSidesLV and DEF CON.
However, the PWM-TOOOL chapter was asked if we could assist with the TOOOL setup and helping out in the Village during the conference, so how could I resist? It just so happened that all things just came together to make it easy for us to attend.
I have been a long time reader of 2600 and the 2600 meetings that I attended in Minneapolis when I was younger were influential in my choices that led me to where I am today. I think I was about fourteen at my first 2600 meeting in the Mall of America food court and while I don't really remember any of the people that were present, I do remember a lot of the conversations, arguments and interests.
Needless to say I am definitely looking forward to my first HOPE.