I am hugely gratified that DC has such an excellent hacker/security conference. The Shmoo Group really does a fantastic job and year after year they manage to get some top notch speakers and presentations.
I’d be happy to serve as a native guide next year if we are both able to go. I’ve also connected with some of the locals who attended this past year on Twitter so may be able to make some introductions next year.
And thank you. Right now work, family and podcast keep me occupied full time. But there is plenty of time, yet, to consider going back for a masters in CS or some other field of interest.