After you get done filing your taxes today, why not take part in the inaugural BSidesDC conference by submitting a CFP on opening day. You will have until June 30, 2013 to “submit your brilliant ideas, receive accolades, cheers, and possibly beers.” Additionally, they are still looking for sponsors. Interested companies can check out their sponsorship kit here (PDF).
The BSidesDC committee is planning an interesting double-blind approach to selecting topics/speakers. “Our goal is to have two teams evaluate submissions: one with just the abstract/title with no knowledge of the author; the other with just the speaker biography, and no knowledge of the topic. Then we switch roles, everything gets dumped into several matrices, black candles are burned, the papers are coated in chicken blood…”
The official conference is planned for Saturday & Sunday October 19 – 20th, 2013 at the Washington Marriott Metro Center. For those interested in learning more about this upcoming conference, checkout our BSidesDC “central” page as well as their About page…
Security B-Sides DC is a regional Security B-Sides held in Washington, DC. It operates under the umbrella principles of Security B-Sides as a larger community project within information security.
Each Security B-Sides is a community-driven framework for building events for, and by, information security practitioners. The goal is to expand the spectrum of conversation beyond the traditional confines of space and time. It creates opportunities for individuals to both present and participate in an intimate atmosphere that encourages collaboration. It is an intense event with discussions, demos, and interaction from participants. It is where conversations for the next-big-thing are happening.
B-Sides DC LLC is a Virginia limited liability company created to promote and manage Security B-Sides DC. It is run by two co-directors, various committee chairs and a legion of volunteers, for whom we are eternally grateful, as their hard work is what allows BSidesDC to function.
Source: “About B-Sides DC” – BSidesDC.org
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