I traveled to Sacramento this past weekend to catch up with an old friend who recently became engaged. We’ll call him Eric. Eric was also playing in an annual poker tournament with his brother-in-law and friends, so they invited me along. Whether dumb luck or pure skill (the line is so fine) I managed to get third place out of 22 guys and took home some money. Unfortunately, after telling this story to Dennis Fisher with Information Security Magazine, at Monday’s Voce sponsored mixer, he did not invite me to the well-known poker tournament many journalists and analysts participate in the first night of the RSA security conference. Oh well Dennis, maybe next year? Translation…you are pot committed and I’m coming for you.
Keeping up with a long standing tradition, we hosted an intimate mixer to kick off the first day of the RSA security conference. This mixer gives us a chance to catch up with old friends in the security industry, and welcome the conference back to San Francisco (RSA alternates between SF and San Jose annually). Voce threw down the AMEX for a few hours and treated clients such as NetIQ and Fujitsu to some beer and aps, as well as some industry journalists and friends of the famiglia. All in all it was a very fun night with good people, and our thanks go out to all those who attended.