TL;DR:The CFP is open NOW!Round one closes August 15th. We aim to respond by August 22nd.Round two closes September 15th. We aim to respond by September 22nd.Talks will be announced and published after you confirm acceptance.We hope to have a rough schedule published by October 1stBSidesPDX will be Friday, October 26th and Saturday, October 27th.
BSidesPDX is a low-cost, volunteer-run event. We thank our speakers with badges, t-shirts, and respect, but don't typically have budget for travel expenses.
BSides is a unique mix of the security community, spanning newcomers to veterans. The goal is to run a local conference that bring world-class content to Portland, but at the same time gives locals and newcomers the opportunity to present their work in a local, lower-stress environment.
We hope to have a mix of 20-minute talks, 50-minute talks, events/contests, and 2+hour workshops. We'll loosely emphasize professional information security on Friday, and hacking/making on Saturday. Take a look at past years sites to see what people have done in the past: https://bsidespdx.org/about/past-events.html
We've got a categories, these are just recommendations to get your mind going, and help us sort the content.
1. I Hacked This!Tell us about your project where you broke, fixed, made, or re-made something, even if it doesn't have security implications. Hopefully this will be a showcase of cool projects around Portland.
2. I can do that too!Learn a new technique recently? Tell us how YOU reproduced some cool new hack/technique/etc. Tell us what worked, what didn't, what you learned, how you extended it, or how you protected against it!
3. End Users.We can't expect the whole world to be security professionals. Tell us about how you solved a problem, educated a user, or were able to make something secure by default.
4. Hack the planet.It's not just computers that matter. Tell us about hacking (or protecting) places, processes, or people. How did you hack the system, and how can you use that to make the system better?
5. Yes, i get paid to do that.Infosec is full of niches. Tell us what's unique about yours, how you learned to do what you do, and what the rest of infosec doesn't realize about your neck of the woods.
6. TBD/Other/UndefinedYou tell us!