Shakacon 2013

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      Don Donzal
      Keymaster

      Shakacon 2013
      June 25 – 28, 2013
      Honolulu, Hawaii

      Shakacon, an Information Technology (IT) Security Conference, is back and ready to invite business executives, government and military officials, security professionals, and IT enthusiasts to participant in Hawaii’s only Call for Paper based IT security conference.

      We decided it was time to bring some top notch technical talent back to one of the most remote locations on earth.

      Sitting around somewhere freezing your a$$ off? Dreaming about warm days, rainbows, decadent tropical drinks sipped out of coconuts? Sure you could drop your 0day in Vegas, bring down the Internet in Germany, or satisfy your dark desires in Asia; however, wouldn’t you rather submit your research or topics to our CFP and maybe win yourself a paid trip to Hawaii?

      Venue

      Neal S. Blaisdell Center
      777 Ward Avenue
      Honolulu, Hawaii 96814
      http://www.blaisdellcenter.com

      For more info:
      http://www.shakacon.org

      Don

    • #52057
      mrvore
      Participant

      Are you going to be there DON?  I live in Hawaii let me know and I will take you around the island or go out for some really good Hawaiian Food.

    • #52058
      mrvore
      Participant

      CFP Released!
      December 7, 2012
      The Call For Papers has been released. Check it out!
      Sun, Surf, and C Shells
      Shakacon, an Information Technology (IT) Security Conference, is back and ready to invite business executives, government and military officials, security professionals, and IT enthusiasts to participant in Hawaii’s only Call for Paper based IT security conference.

      We decided it was time to bring some top notch technical talent back to one of the most remote locations on earth.

      Sitting around somewhere freezing your a$$ off? Dreaming about warm days, rainbows, decadent tropical drinks sipped out of coconuts? Sure you could drop your 0day in Vegas, bring down the Internet in Germany, or satisfy your dark desires in Asia; however, wouldn’t you rather submit your research or topics to our CFP and maybe win yourself a paid trip to Hawaii?
      Call For Papers.

      Who: Shakacon Crew
      What: 5hakacon
      When: June 25-28 2013
      Where: Paradise aka Honolulu Hawaii (nuff said)
      Why: Why NOT?
      How: By plane, boat, canoe, yacht, hydrofoil, stand-up paddle board, jetski, long board, dolphin, whale sled, nuclear submarine…

      [Overview]

      Want to learn the Hula while increasing your security skills? Want to attend a conference where you can grab a drink with some of the top security minds in the industry? Want to surf the beautiful waters of the pacific in the morning and then drop some 0day in the afternoon? Sitting around somewhere freezing your a$$ off? Dreaming about warm days, rainbows, decadent tropical drinks sipped out of coconuts? Sure you could drop your 0day in Vegas, bring down the Internet in Germany, or satisfy your dark desires in Asia; however, wouldn’t you rather submit your research or topics to our CFP and maybe win yourself a paid trip to Hawaii? If the answer to any of the above is yes then we are your conference.

      The Shakacon security conference is a laid back conference where industry, government, academia and independent experts will get together to share knowledge and experience in one of the most beautiful places on Earth.

      Shakacon will offer local, national, and international participants a casual, social, learning environment designed to present a “holistic” security view and the opportunity to network with peers and fellow enthusiasts in a relaxed setting. Leave your ego at the airport (or shoreline if you come in via another method) as we look forward to attendees varying in skill level from N00b to Ninja.

      During the day, sessions will include: best practices, case studies, research projects, etc. covering all different aspects of the information security landscape. There will be something for everyone and if sitting through talks isn’t your cup of kava, there will be exciting events and contests for you to sharpen your skills and knowledge on.

      You will not want to miss the closing ceremonies where we pour enough alcohol that we convince some interverted security geniuses to get up on stage and dance the Hula.

      [Trainer Opportunities]

      Don’t want to speak at the Con but have an uncanny ability to teach and a proven track record for delivering quality courseware and want to come to Hawaii? We’re also interested in bringing in trainers to provide world class training leading up to Shakacon (June 25 and 26). Submit a synopsis/class agenda, prior teaching experience, and maybe get selected to teach in Hawaii.

      [CFP Details]

      We have a very limited number of spots so get your submissions in early to ensure you get a spot.

      (1) Abstract for papers must be submitted to the review committee by _February 22, 2013_.
      (2) Selection notification will occur by _March 1, 2013_ and abstracts posted to the site by _March 15, 2013_.
      (3) Full Slides for your papers must be submitted by _May 15, 2013_.

      CFP Review Committee:

      Caleb Sima – BlueBox
      Katie Mossouris – Microsoft
      Colin Ames – Attack Research
      Matthieu Suiche – MoonSols
      Vincenzo Iozzo – TiQad
      Kent Backman
      Jonathan Brossard – Toucan Systems
      Jeremiah Grossman – Whitehat Security
      Daniel Hodson
      Kris Harms – Cylance
      Mark Ryan Talabis – Secure DNA
      Chris – Secure DNA
      Jason Martin – Secure DNA

      As mentioned, there are a limited number of speaking sessions for which the conference organizers will provide travel and accommodations so please submit your abstract early if you are interested in speaking. Speaking slots will be 55 minutes long (45 minutes for your talk and 10 minutes for Q&A).

      The audience will be a broad mix of professional, academic, and enthusiast, so we welcome both technical and non-technical submissions on all aspects of security. The key criteria are practicality and timeliness. We want to provide our attendees with up to date materials they can take away and immediately gain benefit from as well as new research or tools. Absolutely NO SALES presentations will be accepted.

      Proposals should include:

      Subject Line: “Shakacon CFP Submission: , “

      Body:

      1. Name, address, and contact info.
      2. Employer and/or affiliations.
      3. Brief biography.
      4. Presentation experience.
      5. Topic summary.
      6. Reason this topic should be considered.
      7. Other publications or conferences where this material has been or will be published/submitted.

      Please include plain text of all information provided in the body of your email as well as any file attachments.
      The plain text information will be reviewed first to find the most suitable candidates.

      Please forward the above information to cfp at shakacon.org in order to be considered.

      [Media Partners]

      We are media friendly. Please email info at shakacon.org for inquiries about press passes.

      ALOHA FROM THE SHAKACON CREW!

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