The Three-seat Problem

Yeah, we know – a nerdy reference to a great book.

If you’ve ever been to t2, you know that the atmosphere and networking is everything. In order to keep it that way, we have always limited the amount of attendees to 99.

Usually all the seats are sold out about one month before the event takes place and this year is not an exception. That being said, we just got three cancellations, so we have three seats left.

If you were thinking of coming but missed the party, now is your chance.

Oh, and we will soon announce our surprise speaker :)

t2’16 Challenge winners

Carl “Zeta Two” Svensson from Sweden was the first one to solve the t2’16 Challenge. Well done! Congratulations!

The elegant write-up trophy goes to Alexander Polyakov, Russia. His write-up will be published soon so you’ll have a change to evaluate the submission yourself.

Congratulations to both winners! We would also like to thank each one of you who participated. Last but not least. if you have an interesting idea for t2’17 Challenge, please let us know – authors get a free admission to the conference among other perks ;)

t2’16 Challenge write-up submission deadline is 2016-10-08 10:00 EEST

This is just a short note to let you know that the deadline for t2’16 Challenge write-up submissions is 2016-10-08 10:00 EEST, after which the creators of the Challenge will select the winner.

Please remember that the criteria for the selection is the elegance of the answer. The solution must include a detailed description of methods and tools used. If you don’t know the definition of elegance – please check out the winning write-ups from previous years.

Less than 10 seats left

If you’ve ever been to t2, you know that the atmosphere and networking is everything. In order to keep it that way, we have to limit the amount of attendees, meaning there is a total of 99 seats available, including speakers and organizers.

That being said, we have passed the 90% mark. If you want to make sure you’ll actually have a seat, we advice you to register right now.

Carry on tradition

Having recently returned from the warmer parts of EMEA, where nights are warm and days even warmer, the importance of having friends and making new ones seems somehow topical. Global and regional geopolitics get a new meaning, when you can enjoy pleasant discussions with people having a local insight. The often-repeated-cliché of travel widening your horizons certainly holds true, but only if you get away from hotel and airport lounges to spend enough time in one place to really soak in the surroundings.

Historically, Helsinki has been the host city for all kinds of talks, and in many ways, t2 follows those traditions. We cater to an all-encompassing audience, where everybody is welcome regardless of a funny hat they might wear. One person’s ethical choice is another’s livelihood, and yesterday’s break-up/bankruptcy/allsafe is today’s comeback tour/hottest startup/evilcorp.

Just like a good foothold inside a Jenkins server gives you the keys to the kingdom, allocating an annual training budget for t2 is a good investment, if you prefer meeting fantastic people, exchanging intel^H^H^H^H^Hknowledge, and learning from world class research. This year there are also other interesting opportunities around t2 in Helsinki – a sauna day opening the doors of private homes for sauna visits and a whole event dedicated just to salty liquorice.

What more could you ask from an infosec conference?

ps. Don’t forget to include lobby bar expenses in your training cost estimates!