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Security BSides Austin 2012: Keepin Security Weird - Year 3!



APRIL 12th & 13th - 10:00am-5:00pm CST


Event details


An ecclectic gathering of InfoSec people to hear awesome talks and have outrageously fun discussions!  Our mission is to provide an inclusive, ecletic, some say quirky open environment for sharing and collaborative discourse on topics that most interest you.


Last year the Austin event was fantastic, which you know if you were there.  Security BSides Austin 2012 will be even better.  If you have thoughts, comments, complaints, suggestions, or would like to volunteer, let us know - send a message to:

  • BSidesTexas(at)Gmail.com


When: Thursday & Friday - April 12-13, 2012


The full event schedule, parking information and more will be HERE.



And the return of Hackers on a Duck - YES, Year 3 of the epic event, though this is a paid event by attendees.



  • SOLD OUT - (Thursday night after the talks - Dinner and Drinks included $20)


Live stream info: Video and Streaming will be brought to you by Georgia Weidman & Bulb Security - http://georgiaweidman.com


Main/Hideout Track:

AppSec/Bat Track:

Cloud/Green Track:  Staffed by the CSA Austin Chapter


NEW this year - Get your head in the Cloud Training (click for details)


Repeating again this year - AppSec Guerrilla Camp (click for details)

What is AppSec Guerrilla Camp? A form of irregular training that gives you concentrated hands-on training in a highly mobile format.


Repeating again this year - Fire Marshall Talks (Thursday evening)

Yes, we renamed the talks to include the WONDERFUL experience we had with the Austin Fire Marshall unsucessfully raining on our Con - But BCP prevailed and we continued without a hitch.  So here is to you Mr. Fire Marshall... talks named in your 'by the book' honor!


Lodging:  Yes, we moved it a month later to this is during SxSWi, that means hotel rooms are avaialble


Want to help make this year's BSides Austin truly outstanding? Join the list at https://groups.google.com/group/bsides-austin?hl=en

Possible Topics

  • Cloud Security
  • Writing robust code. Rugged, even
  • Practical Application Security
  • Whatever cool hackery you are up to
  • Achieving security while maintaining compliance 
  • Exploitation and education, better than peanut butter and chocolate 


Where:  The Hideout Theatre - 617 Congress  (and beyond)

That's right, we will be downtown near all the action, the transit center, the convention center, bars, restaurants, and much more).

This historic building last year was ...- and now a BSides Venue.  This year we do it again in another old kewl eclectic location.


Photos and video clips from 2011:




Sponsorships, large and small, make BSides events possible.  There are many options for helping this (and all the other) BSides event.


Please thank our sponsors for #BSidesAustin!!! They make this event possible.


Your organization's name would look awesome right here.

Statewide Sponsor - DFW & Austin


Venue Sponsor

After Party Sponsor



Shirts and Lunch Sponsor




Other Contributors

Fire Marshall Talks - Food provided by:

Fire Marshall Talks - Drinks provided by:

GRAND Door Prize provided by:

GRAND Door Prize Sponsor

Door Prizes provided by:

Shirts provided by:

Stickers provided by:

Door Prizes provided by:

Door Prizes provided by:

Video and Streaming by:


Network Sponsor



AppSec Training Sponsor

Lunch & Door Prize Sponsor


Lanyards Sponsor

After Party Drink Round provided by:


After Party Drink Round provided by:


After Party Drink Round provided by:


Cloud Track Staffed by:



Day 1 - Thursday


  • Morning: We aren't fond of morning, either.  The good news is that Breakfast Tacos and Coffee, will be available at the onsite Hideout Coffee Shop and much more to start your day.


  • Lunch


  • Afternoon:


  • Breaks


  • Fire Marshall Talks - Come prepared to have thought proviking discussions
  • Evening - Hackers on a Duck! Will probably be on Friday evening, but not confirmed yet. 


Day 2 - Friday


  • Morning: After Hackers on a Duck and whatever else we do, morning may be a bit rough again.  But Eastside Tacos will again be stopping by to offer breakfast tacos, coffee, and much more to help ease your stomach (and possibly brain) into a new day.


  • Lunch


  • Afternoon


  • Breaks


  • Evening/Party: Will probably be near the event venue.



A/V, crowd control, setup/teardown, logistics, finding equipment- these all take people to make it happen.  

To help BSides Austin, send us an email:  BSidesTexas (at) Gmail.com


Parking and Public Transit

There is plenty of parking in the area, and we'll be just a 6 blocks from the Austin downtown station and convention center - Take the Train, only 8 blocks away.



We will have robust wired and wireless networks Astaro/Sophos


Task List



Wifi - Astaro/Sophos - YEAH !!!

White boards - Post ITs like we had last year

Photo - Everyone will be taking shots




Breakfast - On site via The Hideout Coffee Shop

Lunch (plenty of cheap eats in the area)

Coffee/Tea - Need Sponsor


Tags for flickr, delicious, ma.gnolia, technorati etc.

Please use the tag #BSidesAustin for content related to this event


Who's blogging?

I'd be glad to blog the event or assist

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