Saturday, March 26, 2011

Security B-Sides St John's

We have an upcoming infosec event in St John's this June - Security B-Sides St John's.

I met up with Norbert Griffin, the event organizer, for more details. He said that BSides St John's will be an eclectic gathering of infosec people to hear awesome talks and have great discussions. Our mission is to provide an inclusive, open environment for the sharing and discourse on topics that most interest you. He is currently working on lining up sponsors, presenters, and other various aspects of running the event, and as such is keen to hear from those interested in being involved with this BSide. I volunteered my time to help out with blogging, and will be there to chat with the presenters to get their views on the event, and information security issues.

Security B-Sides St John's follows in the trend of community driven conferences that is sweeping the IT landscape, so what is the larger concept of a BSides?

Each BSides is a community-driven framework for building events for and by information security community members.  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.

The St John's event is currently scheduled for Saturday June 11, 2011, at ClubOne. You can register for the event following the links provided on the event page.

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