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Volunteer at BSides Conferences

March 2 @ 7:00 am - 9:00 pm


If you are interested in breaking into an infosec field, meeting people for networking, or learning a new skill, you should attend one (or more) of the Security BSides conferences. There are BSides all around the world, but there are 4 annual conferences in DC, VA, DE, and MD.

BSides conferences tend to be inexpensive to attend, though as they become more popular, you have to be aware when ticket sales will open, as some sell out very quickly. As well as talks on various topics, there are usually training classes which are available for an additional fee. Areas called “villages” concentrate on topics like wireless or lockpicking. There are always opportunities for networking, and many times there will be a hiring event.

Volunteering to work at the conferences is also a way to attend without worrying about tickets selling out, and gives you the opportunity to get to know attendees and organizers while still attending some talks or events.

Here is some information on the upcoming BSides conferences.

BSides NOVA – next one on March 2, 2019 in Alexandria VA. Ticket sales are not yet open, but the website has a “volunteer” tab that provides an email address if you are interested in finding out about volunteering.

BSides Charm (Baltimore) – April 27-28, 2019 at the Sheraton Baltimore North in Towson MD. There is a “volunteer” tab on the website to find information about volunteering. http://www.bsidescharm.com/ or follow on twitter at @BSidesCharm

BSides DC – October 2019. Check out the website for details about previous year talks, and information about volunteering. Watch the website or twitter (@BsidesDC) for ticket sales, as tickets tend to sell out quickly. http://bsidesdc.org/

BSides Delaware – Nov 2019 in Newark, Delaware.
Follow on Twitter at: @BSidesDE

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