Sunday 10 August 2014
We watched the closing ceremonies on the TV in the room.
Facts and figures:
Lots of charity…. the geeks are a generous lot:
$33,569 raised for Hackers for Charity (which provides hardware and education in Africa)
$114,000 + raised for the Electronic Frontier Foundation (oh, and from one of the
presentations I watched: Defending Privacy at the U.S. Border: A Guide for Travelers Carrying Digital Devices )
DefCon Kids: 400 children participated in kids programming, 50% of whom were girls!
Sunday night we went to Cirque du Soleil’s Zarkana. Again, I sketched the stage while we waited. During the performance the theater was too dark and the action too fast for me to try to sketch!
“Only in Vegas” observations:
-Tablet video screen with ads at the sink in the casino restroom!
-On the Breakfast menu: “O’Hare of the Dog” is a 24 oz Miller Lite (in a bag) and a side of bacon.
-Convenience store has personalized playing cards with a large selection of first names.