We are happy to announce that Offensive Security will be sponsoring DerbyCon. DerbyCon is a new hacker conference located in Louisville Kentucky. Our goal is to bring back an old style, community driven hacker con chocked full of amazing talks, live events and all around fun.
The idea for DerbyCon was created by Dave Kennedy (ReL1K), Martin Bos (PureHate), and Adrian Crenshaw (Irongeek). The goal came from a desire to see more of the old style talks and events of the cons of the past. We spoke to some in the community and our speaker list is already stacked with some of the industry’s leading minds and this is even before the call for papers has been issued. We are also happy to announce that DerbyCon’s call for papers is going live today, be sure to submit your talk if you have something cutting edge and high-speed. For information on how to submit go to http://www.DerbyCon.com/call-for-papers
In addition to some amazing talks there are a number of events scheduled including a very special appearance of Dual Core. Some of the events are Capture the flag, Network King of the Hill, Lockpick Village, Soldering Village, and Marathon “Hacker Movie” Theater to name just a few.
Finally, DerbyCon will be host to some specialized two-day training courses offered for only $825.00 for both days. DerbyCon will be at the Hyatt Regency in Louisville Kentucky, tickets will go on sale at 8:00AM on Friday April 29, 2011 for $125.00 for that weekend and go up to $150.00 on the following Monday. In addition, BSIDES Kentucky will also run at the same time as the training, so regardless if your in training or want to go to talks, they’ve got you covered.
For more information, be sure to visit http://www.DerbyCon.com for more information on this up and coming conference.