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. It won’t all be perfect, in fact I would be surprised if any of it really is, but we will be busting our ass to make sure everyone that attends gets the most out of it as they possibly can, and that everyone has a blast.
When this whole thing first kicked off, we wanted to do something different. We didn’t want to deliver a 4 track conference with a vendor hall and an overloaded schedule with so much content that would ultimately lead to attendees being overwhelmed (and underwhelmed). Our true vision for BSides is to deliver content in a slightly different way, a focus on more workshop and interactive style presentations and events. We want to raise security awareness, assist in learning, and have likeminded and passionate people connect in fun and interesting ways. All while keeping the conference accessible and affordable to all.
We would love to use this opportunity to extend a huge thank you to everyone that has attendance, or assisted in the running of BSides Brisbane over the past few years. A special callout however to Bruce Large aka. BFL for the continued support through both MC and his talks, and as well to Jake Dunn aka. nomad for his thankless efforts in running the CTF year on year. Without the people we have supporting us, there would be no conference.
Brisbane, QLD, Australia
0900am, 13th July 2024