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For those who didn’t make it down to San Francisco this year, I took a series of photos to share the experience. While each year is similar in some ways to the previous ones, the theme always stands out – and this year it was Alice and Bob , who were joined by Malicious Mallory in red, representing the concept of the malicious attacker trying to get between Alice and Bob.
It’s not just a badge, it’s an adventure. The holder has a full mini conference map and session guide included and other nifty stuff (what is a Pecha Kucha Night, anyway?)
Delegate is code for “paid full price.” Other types are available. Members Circle is code for “old guy (or gal) who has attended many RSA Conferences.”
With delegate badge in hand, one can now proceed to get the all-important RSA item – the RSA computer bag. My old one is almost dead, so this is a key stop for me.
Oh, sponsors will have filled the bag with lots of “interesting” stuff, so make sure to immediately find a garbage can place to “file” those important marketing materials.
Later in the week, when you forget your badge in your room, you’ll get familiar with these guys, who stop you at the top of the escalator/stairs.
For some of you of course, this is simply an opportunity to exercise your social engineering skills so that you don’t have to walk back and get your badge – good luck with that!
If you’ve timed it right, you arrive to the Expo floor just in time for the reception and can immediately go for a beer and free food.
Welcome to RSA 2011!
[The fact that this photo of the Expo hall prominently features the Microsoft booth and signage may or may not be a complete coincidence. Jeff]
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Best regards, Jeff