Last week, the popular hacking conference DerbyCon announced that it was shutting down. The next DerbyCon, the organizer said, will be the last.
“Conferences in general have shifted focus to not upsetting individuals and having to police people’s beliefs, politics, and feelings,” part of the organizers’ lengthy statement about the cancellation said. “Instead of coming to a conference to learn and share, it’s about how loud of a message a person can make about a specific topic, regardless of who they tear down or attempt to destroy.”
Some in the infosec community read the organizers’ statement
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