BSides Perth is organised by three mates with a collective ‘lot’ of years in the InfoSec industry… doles (Alex Dolan), nidogski (Nigel Hardy) and sneaky (Peter Yorke) – here’s their perspective on BSides and the massive effort required to put a community driven conference together.
BSides Perth attracted over 300 delegates, including kids and families, to UWA Business School and along with t-shirts, beanies and tool kits, delegates also received a cool and unique handmade conference badge, using a NodeMCU ESP8266 WiFi SoC.
Security BSides (commonly referred to as BSides) is a hacker convention, held amongst a growing eco-system of events in Australia and New Zealand that provide a community driven framework for information security conferences.
BSides was co-founded by Mike Dahn, Jack Daniel, and Chris Nickerson in 2009. Due to overwhelming number of presentation submissions to Black Hat USA in 2009, the rejected presentations were presented to a smaller group of individuals – these became known as the BSides.