Technocation Grants a Free Shmoocon Membership!

ShmooCon is an annual East coast hacker convention hell-bent on offering three days of an interesting atmosphere for demonstrating technology exploitation, inventive software & hardware solutions, and open discussions of critical infosec issues. Technocation has started the year off right by granting a FREE Shmoocon membership to a lucky high school student.

Garrett is a Junior at Maumee Valley Country Day School in Toledo, Ohio. His avid fascination with technology began at an early age, starting with an amateur radio license at 12 which was followed by a self-built computer shortly after. He has also always been interested in electronics and the like, and has the soldering iron burns to prove it. Garrett's enthrallment with computer security started in late 2005 when he became interested with wireless security practices, which spawned an unhealthy love for Linux.

Garrett is a member of the FIRST Robotics Team #451, sponsored by the DANA Corporation. He plans to study computer engineering in college. While at Shmoocon Garrett hopes to learn enough to make his brain hurt, meeting many interesting people, and have an amazing time.

The scholarship was made possible via the #pauldotcom IRC room on irc.freenode.net. #pauldotcom is the official IRC channel of the superb, informative and entertaining Pauldotcom Security Weekly Podcast.