BSidesMSP 2014

| June 11, 2014
August 23, 2014 – August 24, 2014 all-day
9555 James Avenue South #245
Bloomington, MN 55431

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Engaged, Happy Hackers, Protecting Planet Earth!

The event will have a keynote presentation followed by two rooms of focused presentations throughout the rest of the day.

Following with our goal of helping the local information security community become more self-supportive, we have structured the process to support both experienced and novice speakers. We also recognize that many people may have the seeds of a good talk, but need to bounce the ideas around a bit before it’s fully fleshed out. Thus, different time slots are also available.

To truly succeed, we need your help. Please sign up for the CFP. If you’ve never done a presentation before, we can give you some help. If you’re experienced, we’ll get out of your way.

If you want to brainstorm on ideas before you submit, please contact me via Twitter, and I’ll gladly help you out.

BSidesMSP 2014 is:

  • A free security conference for hackers by hackers, in the Upper Midwest by Midwesterners.
  • Why? Why not. Because, Minnesota Nice.
  • Engaged, Happy Hackers, Protecting Planet Earth

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.

BSides’s History

BSides was born out of number of rejections to the CFP for Black Hat USA 2009. A number of quality speakers were rejected, not due to lack of quality but lack of space and time. Any constrained system must operate within the bounds to which it has defined itself. Conferences constrain themselves to the eight hours a day for however many days they run. Our goal is to provide people with options by removing those barriers and providing more options for speakers, topics, and events.

Much like Noisebridge, and other hacker spaces, we are a do-acracy; in other words, if you want it, then you do to it or make it happen. We do not have members, but rather participants. You are the “we” and we can only be successful if you make that happen for yourself.


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