BSidesDetroit: Facilitating the Security Conversation
BSides Detroit is the Saturday after Converge Detroit. Having a BSides conference in Detroit is about bringing people from all over to Detroit, to talk about technical and non-technical topics, to educate and advance the industry in a location that has a relatively large number of IT and security professionals and students who call it home.
Participants. BSides Detroit brings the unconference style to information security meet-ups. BSides is about making a conference of, by, and for the participants. Above all, though, we aim to create community, and to facilitate networking.
Speakers. We like speakers, specifically new and local speakers, not necessarily the people who are all over every other conference. We like content, specifically new and emerging content, and not necessarily the stuff that is all over the media. BSides Detroit is about sharing material frankly, honestly, and directly, for the purpose of informing, educating, and continuing the conversation.
Sponsors. BSides Detroit’s structure creates a higher degree of engagement. Sponsoring takes your message beyond the vendor booths. BSides Detroit takes your engagement beyond passing out swag, goodies, and tchotchkes. Our sponsors send technical staff and thought leaders who discuss real world problems and offer practical solutions. Be prepared to be a part of the conference, sharing ideas, meeting people, and interacting with the local community. Be prepared to be blown away by BSides Detroit.
Read more on the BSides Detroit 14 About page.
What is 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.