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2020-02-11 by: "Mike (meuon) Harrison"
From: "Mike (meuon) Harrison" 

I just grabbed a ticket to: Bsides Knoxville


I went a year or three ago, good speakers and a lot of even better side 
conversations. Best $25+ techy conference out there. Plus good food/beer.

Am also planning on a side trip to Next Level Brewery 
https://www.nextlevelknox.com/ while there.

I'm planning on taking my RV/Rig and exploring the area for a few 
days, or I'd share a ride, But hopefully I'll see one or more of ya'll 

And I'm also going to BSides ATL https://bsidesatl.org/ March 28th. Not 
sure if I'm taking the RV or crashing at a friends nearby yet.

There is a BSides Chattanooga according to: http://www.bsidescha.com/
On April 18th, but no ticket sales yet. Chugalug should be there in 

=============================================================== From: Bret McHone ------------------------------------------------------ I'll be there since I work on the strip in Knoxville. I will second Knoxville B-Sides. I remember the presentation about hacking the computer for cars and how they were able to successfully perform a javascript injection on a particular large electric car manufacturer during an audit. I also loved a presentation on reverse engineering and failure analysis for hardware using x-rays for multi-layer circuits. And another about hacking USB devices and RFID. There is typically good presentations and goodies with free beer/lunch provided. Definitely worth it. If you can, check out www.knoxbrewtours.com If you want a tour and taste of a lot of different beers. Or you can look at most of the breweries we have here: https://knoxvillebrewers.com/ale-trail/ I highly recommend Balter Beerworks for food and beer, their menu constantly changes and it's worth it. Alliance is a smaller brewery but has some of my favorites so far. Schulz Brau specializes in german beers and is a great venue though they don't make food, you have to rely on whatever food truck is there. I've heard great things about the elkmont exchange but I've never been there so I can't speak to it personally. Pretentious has a glass blowing shop right beside it if you are into the crafty thing. You can make your own glass or buy one of theirs. The downside to a lot of the breweries is that there is a major predisposition to IPAs which I'm not particularly fond of. I got tired of it and just started making my own. -B On Tue, Feb 11, 2020 at 6:55 AM Mike (meuon) Harrison wrote:

=============================================================== From: Stephen Kraus ------------------------------------------------------ If you come down to Atlanta BSides I'll be there, as well as Hacker Halted later in the year, and if you make it to a DC404 meeting, I'll be presenting in April(?) right now on home sandbox environments.

=============================================================== From: Andrew Armstrong ------------------------------------------------------ First, let me begin by agreeing, the Knoxville Ale Trail is definitely a great place to start if you are looking to enjoy the finest beer Knoxville has to offer. Pick up an Ale Trail Map, get some stamps and earn some free swag just for enjoying some Knoxville beer. https://knoxvillebrewers.com/ale-trail/ May 1st is First Friday, so the Knox Brew Tours is running their First Friday Loop. $10 donation to charity allows you to ride all night and it stops at 6 different breweries.  Although it only stops at 6 different breweries there are many additional breweries within walking distance of a stop including my own, Next Level Brewing Company, at the corner of Broadway and Central. https://www.knoxbrewtours.com/firstfriday As cool as the Knox Brew Tours loop is you can also walk to every place on the tour loop and May will be a perfect time to do so. Next Level Brewing Company is one of the breweries within walking distance of stops on the Knox Brew Tours First Friday Loop and it is also owned by me, a very rarely active long time Chugalug mailing list member and former software developer from Chattanooga. Watch out, we will probably have several IPAs on tap, but we will also have many other styles available. https://www.nextlevelknox.com Another cool spot within walking distance of both the First Friday Loop and the conference venue is the Central Filling Station, a food truck park. CFS is an old gas station that has been converted into an open space and they have 4 food trucks booked at a time. Usually they have music on Friday and Saturday nights. https://www.knoxfoodpark.com/ Schulz Braü does in fact have food, and it is also quite delicious. In fact they serve their food very late so if you are one of those who likes to eat late they are a fantastic option. -- Andrew Armstrong

=============================================================== From: Eric Wolf ------------------------------------------------------ Unfortunately, May 1 is my anniversary. But I'm planning a trip to Knoxvegas this Summer to try some of Drew's Brews. -Eric Wolf -=3D--=3D---=3D----=3D----=3D---=3D--=3D-=3D--=3D---=3D----=3D---=3D--=3D-= =3D- Eric B. Wolf 720-334-7734 On Tue, Feb 11, 2020 at 8:45 AM Andrew Armstrong wrote: e e a n e r k. ay In as is ut n

=============================================================== From: Bret McHone ------------------------------------------------------ Thanks for that! The last time I went to Schulz Brau I didn't see a food menu at all. (it's been a while) I'm not personally a huge fan of Knoxville as a city, but the beer here is just absolutely fantastic. -B On Tue, Feb 11, 2020 at 10:45 AM Andrew Armstrong wrote: e e a n e r k. ay In as is ut n

=============================================================== From: "Mike (meuon) Harrison" ------------------------------------------------------ Fortunately, she still likes you enough that May 1st is still your anniversary. Enjoy It! ;) Side note (cut from Linux.com): The Linux community often recognizes two anniversaries for Linux: August 25th is the day Linus Torvalds first posted that he was working on Linux and said “Hello, everybody out there…” and October 5th (1991) is the day he released the first kernel.

=============================================================== From: David White ------------------------------------------------------ I will almost certainly be at bsides Chattanooga. I went to bsides Knoxville last year. Saw a few people I knew, but not too many, and some of those people were sponsors / organizers (TekSystems). I'll consider going again this year. I did think it was very valuable, and I thought last year's keynote was great. On Tue, Feb 11, 2020 at 1:15 PM Mike (meuon) Harrison wrote: r 5th (1991) is the day --=20 David White