ShmooCon is an extremely popular “puritan” hacker conference. Founded in the late 1990″s by the Shmoo Group this is a “must attend” if you are interested in meeting some of the brightest minds in the cybersecurity space. For those that don”t know, the Shmoo Group are behind projects such as Linux Apache (yes the rather popular HTTP server!), PGP, OpenSSL and Snort! This event sells out every year and for a good resource: a lot of (serious) IT Security folk wanna go.