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BSides Pittsburgh 2013

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BSides Pittsburgh is a free, volunteer-run computer security conference held every summer in Pittsburgh, PA.  Security Bsides is  a global series of community-driven conferences presenting a wide range of information security topics from technical topics, such as dissecting network protocols, to policy issues such as managing information leakage via social networks.  In keeping with the community-driven theme and to help minimize event costs, the conference format, talks, and activities are agreed upon by all attendees.  We're currently looking for presenters, ideas and topics.  Please post your ideas at the BsidesPittsburgh website. 

Pittsburgh has a flourishing information security community; this is a great chance to meet each other, share ideas and work together.  Many of those professionals in Pittsburgh as well as nationally recognized experts are doing awesome things in the field; let's get together to learn,  collaborate, and protect.  Please see our web page for more information, to RSVP, or to submit a talk or suggestion.  The event is free – even the food and drinks – and held in full view of the City of Pittsburgh and PNC Park at the Left Field Meeting Space on the north shore. 

This year we are adding a second day of events.  Friday will be at Left Field and will focus more on policy, best practices, security management, and legal issues (although technical submissions are still welcome.)  Saturday will be at a different location and will be entirely technical deep-dives.  Attendance at either or both is free.

Extras!

All, We have a bit of a funding shortfall this year.  Call it "BSidesPGH sequestration."  Therefore, we are doing some crowdsourced fundraising.  Attendance to both days is still free.  Breakfast and lunch on Friday, and possibly Saturday, are still free.  What we're asking is that if you want some of the "extras", you cover the cost.  We usually have a lot of waste on these items.

The following extra perks are available for purchase via paypal:

A) Custom cassette badge with mystery audio-encoded secret message - $5

B) BSides Pittsburgh 2013 T-shirt - $15

All of the above PLUS "Friends of BSides" Sponsorship listing - $100

The T-shirt and badge must be ordered no later than May 20.

To order, Contact us by Email with PURCHASE in the subject line.  Your support is greatly appreciated and will help us have the best BSides Pittsburgh ever.

After Party: June 14, 2013 Ali Spagnola's Power Hour and Dual Core!

When: Jun 14-15, 2013

Where: June 14: Left Field Meeting Space, 116 Federal St., Pittsburgh 15212 (www.leftfieldmeetings.com)
Where: June 15: TechShop, 192 Bakery Square Boulevard Pittsburgh, PA 15206 (www.techshop.ws/pittsburgh)

Cost: Free!

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