Security BSides San Francisco 2013 CFP

Security BSides San Francisco is an information security un-conference that will be held February 24th and 25th.

If you've arrived at this page and haven't been to a Security BSides conference before, be sure check the wiki page to see what Security BSides San Francisco is all about: https://bit.ly/BSidesSF

Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/BSidesSF

We'd love to see brand new speakers, seasoned speakers and everyone in between!

This Call for Papers (CFP) process is using a form to collect the details of what you'd like to present, whether it is a talk, class, workshop, activity or something else you're excited about and want to share at the conference.

This will also allow talks to be blinded from their authors during the acceptance process so voting attendees can focus on the content you intend to deliver.

If you know someone else that should submit a talk, class, workshop, activity or firetalk please share this page via this link: http://bit.ly/BSFCFP13

We can't wait to see your ideas!

Once accepted, submissions will have your name & speaker bio added to the page.

If you aren't sure about what you'd like to submit or want feedback, please indicate that in your submission. Include as much information as you can, then contact @BSidesSF via twitter or ian [at] slumbrparty.com

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    The following information will be used by the organizers and/or the CFP committee. None of it will be posted publicly on the wiki.

    Some of it is required for talk scheduling and/or acceptance, some we are just curious about.
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    Contact info

    We need working contact info from you in order to coordinate talk acceptance status, scheduling and/or various conference related reminders. Your contact info will not be shared with anyone that doesn't specifically need it for the purposes of conference related communication. It is more important that we have a reliable way to reach you than knowing your actual name if that makes you or an employer feel uncomfortable.
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    Sponsorship vs Speaking

    Acceptance to speak at Security BSides San Francisco is based on the value your talk provides to the conference audience. That decision is made independently from any implied, proposed or agreed upon sponsorship. This helps the conference remain as vendor neutral as a sponsored event can be without losing value to either the sponsors or the merit of the conference itself. In the past employees or representatives of a sponsoring company have been both accepted to speak and rejected from speaking as well as requested to speak. If the only way you can speak/travel/take off work is to represent your employer that's fine, but please keep in mind what Security BSides is about before submitting your talk. The best way you can positively represent your company is by giving an intelligent talk that provides educational value to the audience about some product or concept your employment has given you expertise on. This can be accomplished in many productive ways when focused on the training/engineering/thinking side rather than the sales side. Be prepared to be challenged during and after your talk by the audience. Talks that can stand up to questioning are far more memorable in a positive way than ones that can't. Hands on education of something that works amazingly well is encouraged, but also expect some unsolicited advice if it does not.
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    A big thank you to BSidesDelaware for the form template!