FAQ highlights

There’s links to multiple FAQs about attending DEF CON on the Links page, But here’s a few high points that warrant a mention.

  • Nothing is as close or quick as you think it is. Just walking across the street or next door can be a 20 minute walk
  • You’re going to do a LOT of walking, so bring comfortable and well broken in shoes. There are scooter rental places in Las Vegas for the mobility impaired
  • Don’t underestimate how HOT it can get outside at Las Vegas! It can be 110F during the day, and still be 90F at 3am. This is hot enough that it doesn’t matter that it’s a ‘dry’ heat!
  • Don’t underestimate how COLD it get in an over air-conditioned conference room. Consider bringing a light jacket or windbreaker to stuff in the bottom of your pack
  • Keep hydrated. Always have a water bottle with you to sip from
  • 3-2-1 rule. at least three hours of sleep, two meals, and one shower every day
  • Don’t try to see EVERYTHING, it’ll never work! You’ll just drive yourself crazy and to exhaustion
  • Don’t over plan. Be flexible. If you’re having a good time someplace it’s not always a good idea to rush someplace else
  • Don’t be afraid to introduce yourself to someone. This is a good opportunity to network, meet new people, and learn new things