SOURCE Seattle, ho!

May 31, 2011 by
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The two week countdown to SOURCE Seattle will soon begin.  This is the 3rd and newest installment of SOURCE events and one that I am really excited about.

As I plan each event, it’s interesting to see how the event reflects the city and the location.  It’s still got that SOURCE flair of great talks with a focus on technology, business, and practical application, but SOURCE Seattle is turning out to be very different from our Boston and Barcelona events.

How, you ask? Well, let me tell you.

First off, the venue is incredibly interactive.  Although Boston is in a hotel setting, I have really enjoyed the uniqueness of our Barcelona venue and wanted something non-traditional for our Seattle event.  When my Seattle partner in crime, Jamie Fullerton (aka Mowse), suggested I check out the Maritime Event Center, I knew it was perfect.  It is a private museum that is attached to the Bell Harbor Conference center.   It is a large open space with two levels that have both space for meetings and a ton of interactive maritime-related exhibits.  Buoys with lights hang from the ceiling around a comfy couch area.  Two theaters will be running hacker-related movies.  Attendees will have break time to play with the  exhibits, water ducts, kayak and crane demos, boat races, and more.  The floor to ceiling windows look out over Puget Sound and the mountains.  Creative, stimulating, quirky and fun.  Perfect for Seattle.

I am also really excited about the talks. Our keynote speakers (Kris Herrin, CTO of Heartland Payment Systems and Eric Cowperthwaite, CISO of Providence Healthcare Systems) have very different backgrounds and perspectives and will each bring a unique insight to the security industry.   As for the sessions, we have selected a variety of different topics, ranging from computer law to mobile security to JSF Security to Gamification. Check them out!

And, of course, no security conference is complete without a few parties/social gatherings.  The Maritime Museum is in close proximity to a ton of bars, restaurants, pool halls, and more.   IOActive is planning a gathering for Wednesday night and we’re in the planning processes for a Thursday evening event, too.

Great venue, great talks, great people. What more can you ask for?

In other words, you should be there.

And if that’s not enough for you, Toorcon Seattle is that weekend.  Hit two security conference with one plane ticket.

See you there!



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