Thank You, stay tuned

The BSides Cincinnati board would like to extend a huge Thank You to everyone who came out to our event in April, and especially to those of you who volunteered to help us organize our 2020 conference. The board has spent much of the month of May combing through the submissions, identifying the organizing teams, and working with our to-be-announced conference director. We recognize many of you haven’t heard back from us, but rest assured that you will be hearing from us in the coming weeks. We will be planning another small event to bring us all together again, in order to kick off the 2020 conference planning.

We are still actively accepting volunteers, and have re-opened the volunteer submission form. We will keep this open for the duration of the planning process:

Thanks again for all you do!

April 30th, Call for Volunteers!

Hello, Cincinnati-area InfoSec community!

The BSides organizers are looking for you to join the effort to host our next conference, and help lead the future of BSides Cincinnati. Planning for our awesome 2018 event revealed, among other things, that we need to open up the organization to more volunteers from the community - and that we need to better structure our organization.

We felt that hosting a “happy hour” event in the area would be a good opportunity to invite you to join us to discuss opportunities to contribute and learn from the community. So, we will be hosting a happy hour recruiting event at Fretboard Brewing Company, in Blue Ash (north of Cincinnati) on Tuesday April 30th, 2019, from 6:30pm - 9:30pm.

While this is a free event, capacity is limited, so please use the EventBrite link below.

Event details:

Fretboard website: https://fretboardbrewing.com/

Stay Tuned

BSides 2019 Hiatus

Stay tuned, the BSides organizing committee decided after 5 years to take a year-long hiatus to better organize planning efforts.

Every single year, we have experienced growth, with the 2018 BSides Cincinnati having been our biggest yet. Due to the participation of all of you, and the generous support of our sponsors, we were able to offer free valet parking to all attendees, a pre-conference day of training from EC Council, and an even better Capture the Flag tournament.

Putting on the 2018 event really stretched our resources, and with many of us having families & full-time jobs, we found ourselves dedicating significant time during the two months prior to the conference just to pull it all together for everyone. We received a considerable amount of feedback, both positive and negative, that we want to incorporate into making the next event even better. However, we’ve realized that our small rag-tag band of organizers is understaffed for delivering the conference you all deserve.

Because of this, we have decided to take a break from hosting an event in 2019, and instead are going to focus our efforts on formalizing the organization’s structure, build plans, and also coordinate smaller outreach efforts to help us build a bigger support staff for hosting the event, as well as improve CFP, activity, and content for the next event.

So, don’t fear, BSides Cincinnati isn’t going away! Bear with us as we make some much-needed improvements to the organization in order to provide a better future.

If you would like to help us in this effort, you can reach us via E-mail: bsidescincy@gmail.com.