BSides Peoria 2020
Event submitted on Tuesday, October 6th 2020, approved by Charles Villanueva ✓
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Another excellent event planned for Illinois. So, calling all Ethical Hackers, and indeed Hackers of all flavors and hats – get yourself to this conference!
Conference Event Summary
The following description was either submitted by the Conference Organizer on Tuesday, October 6th 2020, or created by us.
Central Illinois has not had a proper security conference in a number of years. Using the framework BSides has put together, we’re making that happen in the heart of Central Illinois.
BSides is a community-driven framework for organizing and holding information security conferences, a concept that began in the US in 2009. Because the call for papers that year for Black Hat Vegas was oversubscribed, a number of quality speakers were rejected—not because of lack of quality but of lack of space and time. Those unable to present decided to hold their own conference on the “b side.”
Since then, many BSides events have been arranged in several countries throughout the world. BSides has come to be known as a conference by the community for the community. Events are generally inexpensive to attend and rely heavily on sponsorship to pay for the venue and other costs.
Because BSides events offer smaller, more intimate networking atmospheres and breakout discussions, they foster strong audience participation and overall group interaction. They create opportunities for individuals to both present and participate in an atmosphere that encourages collaboration.