Security BSides is a framework of events that enables individuals to expand the spectrum of conversation beyond the confines of traditional media. Frameworks such as BSides enable individuals to drive the event, shape the media, and encourage participation.
BSides are free or low cost, community organized events put on by local individuals with the expressed goal of enabling a platform for information dissemination. BSides is an ‘unconference’ that follows the ‘open spaces’ format. 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 following is a brief outline about previous events:
2009: Launched in Las Vegas, NV with ~200 participants in a rented house
2010: First European event
2011: Over 20 events planned in US, Europe, India, Hong Kong, & Australia
2012: Continued interest in BSides events – 38 cities, 10 countries, 5 continents
2014: More than 160 BSides events, in 74 cities, in 16 countries, on 6 continents
2015: BSides celebrates its 6th Anniversary, with over 200 global events
2017: BSidesKC came back to carry on the community driven, grassroots tradition <- Much awesomeness ensued
You’ll be able to find pictures, published video, archived sites, information and Twitter activity on the BsidesKC links above