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Why I Don’t Speak At Security B-Sides…

Security B-Sides has long since emerged from the “Indie” shadow it was born from and now represents and produces some of the most amazing content and speakers in the security (mainstream and otherwise) industry.

So why don’t I speak at any of them?

Two reasons.

1) Many of the B-Sides get spun up quickly and without much notice.  Those that I might be able to travel to/attend take place alongside the bigger conferences which I am required to attend and/or have committed to speak at far in advance, and…

2) I speak at 30-40 conferences a year. People don’t need to hear me prattle on about the same things I’ve spoken about elsewhere.  Further, many of the folks who respond with awesome CFP submissions to B-Sides don’t (for a number of reasons) speak at the larger conferences…so why should I take up space when others should be given this amazing opportunity?

So there you have it.

Support B-Sides.  One day I’ll get to one live. Until then, I’ll watch the live streams.


  1. January 14th, 2011 at 08:00 | #1

    It's cool that you don't speak at Security B-Sides. Need to get you on the OWASP agenda though…

  2. January 19th, 2011 at 21:46 | #2

    You are right indeed in your justification. I have to say that it spun up without notice. Thanks a lot for the info. More power. Keep up the good work.

  1. January 14th, 2011 at 06:43 | #1