Introducing InfoconDB.org - IMDB For Hacker Cons presented at toorcon2018SanDiego 2018

by Tom Samstag (tecknicaltom),

Summary : This talk will introduce https://InfoconDB.org - a site that aims to catalog and cross-reference all hacker conferences, similar to what IMDB does for TV/movies. We'll look at what the site catalogs and expose some interesting discoveries. For instance, there are some extremely prolific presenters that aren't the characters you'd expect and a handful of presenters who've been at it for more than 20 years! We'll talk about what goes into trying to digitize and normalize data from over 30 years of cons, and how both bitrot and hackers don't always make that job easy. Finally, the audience can help with suggestions to make the site a great resource for all hacker conference fans, attendees, speakers, and organizers.