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Meet me at Penguicon

Chad Perrin will be attending Penguicon later this month, with laptop in tow. It's a combination Open Source Software and Science Fiction Fandom annual convention near Detroit, MI. If you have the $45 to register for Penguicon (or $15 for one day), look him up.

Later this month, I'll be attending Penguicon, with laptop in tow. It's a combination Open Source Software and Science Fiction Fandom annual convention near Detroit, MI.

If you like my writing and want to meet me in person to tell me about it, and have the $45 plus expenses (my expenses will be in the hundreds for this -- but registration is cheap) to get in, look me up. If you dislike my writing, but like open source software and/or science fiction, and want to come tell me to my face what an awful job you think I'm doing as TechRepublic's primary security blogger, feel free -- but if you take a swing at me, I'll fight back. Just looking after my personal security, an' all that.

In fact, if you think you can crack security on my laptop via wireless, I might even be amenable to letting you try. Could be fun. Just make sure you let me know in advance so I don't think you're a malicious security cracker that needs to be turned over to the police (or worse).

You can contact me via the Contact link at the top of the IT Security weblog if you want to make arrangements to meet while we're there.

About

Chad Perrin is an IT consultant, developer, and freelance professional writer. He holds both Microsoft and CompTIA certifications and is a graduate of two IT industry trade schools.

5 comments
apotheon
apotheon

I'll be there. Will you? What other conventions and conferences are you attending this year?

catseverywhere
catseverywhere

Well, I'll have to settle for this opportunity to tell you I like not only your writing style but your grip of the facts and ability to get them across clearly. From the pure craft perspective I consider you the best writer here at TR, your grasp of the tech side of the equation goes without saying. Thanks for taking the time to share your knowledge.

Sterling chip Camden
Sterling chip Camden

... but I don't think I can swing a trip to Detroit this month. If you're ever going to be in the Seattle area, though, please let me know.

apotheon
apotheon

That's quite a bag of compliments. I'll endeavor to live up to those expectations.

apotheon
apotheon

Other trips I might take this year that are on my radar at this point would possibly involve conferences or conventions in Connecticut and Nevada, and visiting friends in California. I do want to get up to WA some time, though -- you're not my only friend in the state.

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