Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Do we want CPUGcon?

With Check Point User Group (CPUG), we are used to have not only a valuable place to exchange ideas and experience but also an annual event in Europe, the famous CPUG conference.

Starting from year 2008, CPUGcon was hosted in Chur, Switzerland and then in Munich, Germany. For many years it was, arguably, the most interesting technical event around Check Point security. Unfortunately, the interest to this conference seems to fade.

Year to year, we have less participants. This year in Munich we have reached all times low with only 50 attendees.

I am wondering what's going on. Is it the general interest to Check Point that is in decline? Is it something about administrative and organisational issues around the conference that drive people out? Is it something else?

Do we even want this conference to live on? Do we need it? And if yes, what can be done to get more people and more discussions there?

1 comment:

  1. I have not been to CPUGcon before, but I would possibly be interested in attending this year, if it were to happen.