It is early now a cold early February and it is hard to imagine what the end of the summer will look like. But we organizers are already fast at work with planning and preparing for this years SEC-T conference.
Last year was an awesome event and as you may already have heard, we have decided that changing venues would be tantamount to changing a winning concept. (Also it would probably end up generating a lot of unnecessary costs from having such a large new arena to make mistakes in.) So we will be staying at Anrika Nalen for this years conference as well.
This year however is something special for us, as this year marks the 10 year anniversary of the SEC-T conference. Ten years ago some of us decided that traveling far and wide for a decent con was, not only one of the highlights of the year, but also a frustration over how poor the Swedish conference selection was. And a lot of hard labor, sweat and silly, but costly mistakes later, we believe to have constructed a pretty decent floating ship. Something that our faithful and well behaved audience as well as returning top speakers can attest to.
So how can we make this year something special, I hear you ask. Well, apart from the obvious and increasing the audience with another 50 seats (yes it will be tight) we have resolved to embrace a larger portion of the venue to provide a community and lounge area. We also realize that we made a blunder with last years video recording and this year we will not only be streaming live 24×7, providing interviews with the speakers between talks, making sure everything is properly recorded, but also make sure we have proper interaction with those watching the stream.
We have also frequently gotten requests for organized training session, so we will give this concept a serious go this year as well. The days leading up to the conference there will be a few two day, in depth training session for a small number of students who want to learn about specific topics. We are going to hold the classes small to ensure every student getting proper time for questions and guidance. We will announce when the sessions and the tickets are available.
The ticket sales for this years SEC-T will start during the annual Spring Pub Event on April 27:th. Venue will be announced shortly, but if you already know you have a lightning talk you want to present, please send us an email and we’ll jot you down for a slot. (As always lightning talks are a maximum of 15 minutes and as always may not be used for marketing commercial organizations or products.)
If you are interested in helping out or being a part of making this years conference something extraordinary. If you have a project, are a part of a hack space, run a security related interest group or anything else that could be interesting to collaborate around, please contact us at [email protected].
After all this year will be something very special, for this year is…