Auslug 2013

Sitting in HK airport now, waiting for my second last flight to get back to Belfast. In a single week I managed to check quite a few travel “bucket list” boxes thanks to Auslug (and Tony Holder from HADSL). From Hong Kong to Sydney, Manly bay, national parks and then to Brisbane, I consider myself very lucky. Tired, but very lucky.

The Auslug conference is about 10,000 miles away from the usual conferences I attend. However, it was the same in many ways. Organised like clockwork, with madness up to the day before, it ran smoothly, with fantastic content and speakers, all paid for by sponsors. People the AUSLUG region are very lucky to have Mat Newman, Karen Hooper and the many other organisers to put this together. They are also very lucky to have sponsors like IBM, HADSL, ISW, Net-effects, Teamstudio, Dr. Notes, Crossware, BCC and more to pay for all of the content. A brilliant event. If they will have me, I will be back.

My last day in Brisbane was spent covering the ethical hacking day in the IBM offices. Again, great crowd and great discussion. Now to get home and get back to work before BLUG gets in gear.


  1. John Stockbridge Said,

    March 14, 2013 @ 2:19 am

    Nice to see you at AusLUG Paul and thank you for your contribution as well as your astounding singing efforts at the Bavarian Bier Cafe on Tuesday night.

    Look forward to seeing you next year.

  2. Geoff Dutton Said,

    March 14, 2013 @ 4:55 am

    Paul, it was great to have you grace us with your presence. We look forward to seeing you back again for AusLUG 2014.

  3. Mat Newman Said,

    March 14, 2013 @ 9:01 am


    Thanks so much for making the trek down-under mate, the yellow bubble in Aus is growing and becoming more aware of exceptional talents such as yours. Hope AusLUG provided the platform for new connections, and a larger legion of followers that can benefit from your experience.

    I know you scared the heck out of the AusLUG admin tack-on attendees and they’re all screaming for more from you next year.

    See you then.

    Thanks again for making the journey!

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