Recommended Training Events in the San Francisco Area
These events are good places to learn new things
and make professional contacts.
They are also worth extra credit* in my classes.
Extra Credit for DEF CON
In the past I didn't count DEF CON because it happens
between semesters. However, I have been convinced to
amend that policy.
So DEF CON is worth 20 pts. per day, and so are all
other out-of-town hacking events, such as B-Sides LV,
CactusCon, etc. You can collect the points in any
of my security classes you take after the con.
My Favorites in San Francisco
Pacific IT Pros
Free in SF; 1st Tues of month
B-Sides SF in April, right before RSA
BayThreat Approx $30; in Dec, in Mt. View
Linux User Groups
BALUG $13 for dinner, but meeting is free; in SF; 3rd Tues of month
Free on CCSF campus each Tue; regular meetings aren't worth extra credit but special events are
EBLUG Free, monthly in Fremont
SVLUG Free, monthly in San Jose
NBLUG Free, monthly in Sebastopol
RSA, in April, in San Francisco
Costs $0-$35, Mt. View
Free SANS Webcasts
There are many other good events, such as MacWorld and RSA. Just let me know if you get into one of them and I'll give you extra credit* as long as it has reasonable educational value.
If you get a chance to see these folks, jump at it: they are
not only experts, but also great teachers.
* Extra credit for events does not depend on the number of classes you are taking. If you earn 20 points by attending an event, you get a total of 20 points even if you are taking two or more of my classes. (Note added 3-8-13)
- Dan Kaminsky @dakami
- Bruce Schneier @schneier (but he doesn't Tweet)
- Moxie Marlinspike @moxie
- Schulyer Towne @shoebox
- Mikko Hyponnen @mikko
- Joe McCray @j0emccray
Last revised 3-16-15 by Sam Bowne