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Apr 8th, 2017

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What a conference we had

Well the big day is now over and was a huge success. The night before, we had invited our speakers and sponsors to join us at the Tower Restaurant. Everyone seemed to enjoy themselves – I was hoping that the speakers at least wouldn’t enjoy themselves too much! The next morning dawned bright and fair […]

Mar 1st, 2017

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250 Bags – two cats

My office is now piled high with all the goodies for the conference. Our Bengal cats have taken a liking to the sample bag and T-Shirt which I had taken out of their boxes to look at. So we have 250 goodie bags nearly ready to go now – but the cats are not on […]

Feb 22nd, 2017

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Better than your average lanyard…

We decided to go for wristbands rather than lanyards with name badges – partially because of the massive complication trying to match the right badge to the right person causes during registration and partially because they make nice souvenirs. Of course we realized that our bands were glow in the dark – but what we weren’t […]

Feb 21st, 2017

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Opening Keynote

We have a title for our opening keynote by Stephen Bonner “10 things my escape from Alcatraz taught me about cyber security: number 6 will shock you!” – now you don’t get much more click bait than that! Stephen Bonner is a regular visitor to San Francisco, attending the RSA conference and meeting with cyber […]

Feb 19th, 2017

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CFP Now Closed

The call for papers is now closed and we have received some excellent submissions. Everyone who put in a paper should now have heard from us via the email address in your original submission (if you haven’t please get in touch immediately).  We are now reviewing the short-list which will be finalized and communicated this Wed […]

Feb 17th, 2017

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The Goodies Start to Arrive

This week the goodies started to arrive.  With the tickets all claimed we now know the sizings for our attendees (now that makes for an interesting demographic :)) so we were able to order the T-Shirts, and also the bags to hold them (together with the rest of the swag from the sponsors). My office […]

Feb 3rd, 2017

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Sold Out

Well we managed to sell all the tickets in two days. We’re very pleased about this – but a little humbled as the heat is now definitely on to deliver a great conference. If you didn’t manage to get a ticket – it is still worth signing up for the waitlist as there will be […]

Jan 31st, 2017

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Tickets on sale

We put our first batch of 100 tickets up on Eventbrite at 9am today and they are now sold out. As a slight change to the original plan we have decided to release the second batch today so these are available now – get them while you can!

Jan 23rd, 2017

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Visiting the Venue

Today we went to Edinburgh to have a look at our venue. The two Rorys know it well (Rory McCune spoke there at Scottish Ruby Con in 2013) but I had booked it “sight unseen”. What a fabulous building! The main conference centre is very modern and state of the art – but the speakers […]

Jan 21st, 2017

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Announcing our Keynote Speakers

We are very pleased to announce that our Keynote speakers will be Stephen Bonner and Ken Munro.  Both of these guys have many years security experience and a wealth of information to share.  Possibly more importantly, they are also extremely entertaining speakers – no one is going to forget Ken talking about the “Internet of […]