An update on the planning for BSides Roanoke:
The BSides Roanoke Planning Committee wants to reiterate our commitment to hosting a successful event for attendees and sponsors. We still desire to hold an in-person conference for the first BSides in Roanoke. Ongoing uncertainty with COVID-19 and public gatherings continues to make planning difficult. However with the start of vaccination programs we hope change is on the horizon.
We plan to hold an in-person BSides Roanoke event on October 2nd, 2021 at Virginia Western. This date avoids similar events in the region and should provide time for official guidance based on results from vaccination programs. As we move forward we will notify all stakeholders (sponsors, speakers, ticket holders) of the new date and continue preparation activities.
Producing a successful and safe event is at the forefront of our minds. We appreciate your support for this event, and thank you for continuing to work with us through obstacles presented by COVID-19. As planning progresses we will provide updates and work with you on sponsor-related conference activities. If you have any questions do not hesitate to reach out to us.
Your BSidesROA Planning Team
Update: Due to the BSides Roanoke 2020 being postponed to July 11, the Call for Papers deadline has been extended to May 30th!
Here’s your chance to be a part of the inaugural Security BSides event in the Roanoke region! BSides Roanoke announces Call for Papers (CFP) for our event occurring May 30th at Virginia Western Community College. We encourage all interested InfoSec professionals to submit their proposals for a 45-minute talk. The conference aims to include a mix of intermediate-to-advanced technical and concept/research based discussions. Get those proposals in! If you have any questions about the CFP or BSides Roanoke 2020 give us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Congratulations to Keith Swagler for his winning submission to the BSides Roanoke logo contest! We liked the simplicity of design, incorporation of the Roanoke Star, and following the general theme of other Security BSides event logos. Keith will enjoy some bragging rights as well as a new Yubikey 5 NFC.
In case you’ve missed our last couple of meetings, RISE is committing significant time and sweat to planning the first Security BSides in the Roanoke area. We plan to present BSides Roanoke in May 2020!
Here is your opportunity to support your favorite local InfoSec group and make an impact on the premier of BSides Roanoke 2020!