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30 November 2012

Short trip report from AVAR 2012 in Hangzhou, China

AVAR Conference is organized by the Association of anti Virus Asia Researchers (AVAR - http://www.aavar.org) every year in a different city in Asia region. This year the conference was held in Hangzhou, China. We sent two proposals for a presentation. And both of them were accepted - "Injecting custom payload into signed Windows executables" by Igor Glucksmann (AVAST) and "Your Every Click Counts (But All the Money Goes to Me)" by Lukas Hasik & Jan Sirmer. We spent a week in China at this conference at the beginning of November. Let me share a few photos and comments with you.

We reserved a little bit of time to recover from the jet-lag after more than 11 hours on plane to Shanghai. So we had some time to discover a bit of China.

Shanghai view from the Bund


Hangzhou is a very nice city, or at least I really enjoyed the West Lake. And there is no better way to enjoy it more (in China) than on a bike, of course.

West Lake, Hangzhou, China

Bike ride around the West Lake

Every presentation requires a lot of energy and concentration - it's almost as challenging as climbing the Great Wall. However there are simpler ways to succeed - you can always visit a Buddhist temple.

Climbing the Great Wall


Prayers in a Buddhist temple


A few shots from the conference itself...

Keynote - Maik Morgenstern & Andreas Marx from AV-TEST


Igor Glucksmann from Avast during his presentation


Jan Sirmer, Igor Glucksmann, Lukas Hasik - all from Avast, of course ;)

After the conference we finally enjoyed the China as tourists before the long flight back to Prague.

walking, walking


lost in translation - it was really tricky to find yourself on a map with street names only in Chinese


enjoying less touristic areas of the town


real local breakfast!

dumplings and chopsticks


wanna a bite?

After the intensive days we sometimes felt as tired as the panda in the Beijing Zoo.



sleeping panda in Beijing Zoo


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