Although many of the details are still being worked out we wanted to put out a quick post to announce the ShmooCon 2011 FireTalks CFP and solicit sponsors.
This year we are planning on having up to eight 15-minute speaking slots each night depending on the final discussions the ShmooCon team is having with the conference hotel. We are hoping to accommodate many of the awesome submissions that ShmooCon was not able to accept due to the finite number of speaking slots. If you are already speaking at ShmooCon, please be considerate and leave submissions open to others. Other than that … the only thing we are looking for is a nice mix of established and new speakers.
To ease our submission load, we will be using the free EasyChair Conferencing System. We used it to handle submissions for AppSecDC this year and it worked nicely. It just requires that you create an account, login, and select Submissions from the top menu. From there just fill out as much information as you can and hit the submission button. To get started head on over to the EasyChair SC2011FT portal.
Similar to last year we will have prizes for the top 3 presentations and are looking for sponsors willing to put forward some awesome contributions (maybe a few iPads … one for the organizer too 😉 ). You’ll get your logo placed on the master ShmooCon 2011 Firetalks post, some of the update posts, and several mentions during the two night event. Use the Contact Us link above or mention @grecs on Twitter to get in touch with us if you are interested in sponsoring.
Stay tuned for more details on the ShmooCon 2011 Firetalks. Further posts will provide all the necessary details. See ya!