I got back from DEFCON 17 on Monday. I had a good time but I think we went a day too long. The talks were decent but seemed to be lacking in some areas. It did spark some interest for some more projects, which I hope I will be able to try in the next few months. The badges were really cool this year with a multi-color LED and a mic. I would really like to participate in the badge hacking competition next year so I might start working on some hardware hacking skills.
I think I am going to work on getting a Security+ cert. It seems that employers really only care about certs and experience. It shouldn’t be too hard to get, plus I have been wanting to do it for a while anyways.