Are Conference Attendee’s Getting Older?

Are conference attendees getting older on average?  A fellow attendee made the observation at DerbyCon.  ShmooCon is probably combating this with their Shmooze-A-Student program as well as their guarantee of tickets for West Point.  But what about the others?

The theory given was that DerbyCon and ShmooCon are hard to attend.  Tickets sell out extremely quickly.  The tickets are more likely going to people who have already attended and want to return.

Anyone else observe this or have any thoughts?

DerbyCon Review / SIEM Management

DerbyCon was amazing as usual.  I can’t recommend the conference enough.

The most useful talk for me was Ryan Voloch’s talk on SIEM management.  I have experience deploying Splunk as a security monitoring solution.  Ryan’s talk focused on managing use cases / searched.  Prior to the talk, I had a note pad for my ideas and used my employer’s ticket system for external requests.  It worked but wasn’t elegant.  I’m in the process of deploying a larger Splunk monitoring solution.  I’m testing the template.