Because hackers are under such scrutiny and debate right now, and because hackers have literally changed the world we live in – as well as royally pissed off so many people – we know that this is leading somewhere.
Right now, it has led me to Serbia for BalCCon 2013: First Contact (organized by LUGoNS/Linux Users of Novi Sad).
It is not only the first official, large-scale hacker conference in Serbia, it is the first for the entire Balkan region.
Something is happening here in Novi Sad.
Old world, meet new world.
The same year America’s Defcon turned 21 and Germany’s CCC turns 30 this December, Serbia – long active in global hacking, with its own fierce hacking groups – formally enters the ring this weekend with the official Balkan Computer Congress.