By Bill Brenner
February 24, 2010
When security professionals flock to San Francisco for next week's RSA
2010 security conference, they will have access to a set of
presentations and events not found on the official RSA agenda.
It's billed as an anti-conference of sorts; a place where practitioners
can go for an alternate, stripped-down view of the industry. Welcome to
The B-Sides website says the goal is to expand the spectrum of
conversation "beyond the traditional confines of space and time," giving
people the chance to "both present and participate in an intimate
atmosphere that encourages collaboration. It is an intense event with
discussions, demos and interaction from participants."
The last big event was held in Las Vegas to coincide with last summer's
Black Hat and Defcon conferences. Next week's event will be held March
2-3 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the pariSoma Innovation loft at 1436
Howard St. (at 10th), near the Moscone Center, where RSA 2010 will be
held. The event is free, though representatives from the Electronic
Frontier Foundation will be accepting donations.
Additional B-Sides events will take place in Austin, Texas on March 13,
and Boston from April 24-25, the weekend after the popular SourceBoston
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