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QuahogCon Call for Papers
From: QuahogCon <info () quahogcon org>
Date: Mon, 02 Nov 2009 18:24:14 -0500
QuahogCon is a new regional conference for the hacker culture in all
forms. Hardware, Software, Security, Social, Eco Hacking, Zero Impact
Living. Like most hacker cons, it will run Friday to Sunday. We'll have
two tracks: one for InfoSec topics and the other track will be a mix of
all the other topics with a bit of an emphasis on hardware hacking and
DIY electronics. Besides our perennial InfoSec favorites, we want to
hear from some new voices on a wider range of topics. If it's a good
hack, we want to hear what you're doing.
QuahogCon will be held April 23rd-25th, 2010 at Hotel Providence in
Call for Papers Opens today!
Come one, come all! Screw up your courage and get up to talk in front of
a room full of folks at QuahogCon! We're a new conference in Providence,
RI, looking to give you a place in the Northeast to present your ideas
on Information Security and Maker Culture. We're here to encourage the
hacker ethic in all its forms.
QuahogCon has two tracks:
* Information Security
* Maker Culture
Some topics may fit into both tracks, such as a hardware hack that
exposes a security vulnerability. Choose one or both tracks when
submitting your proposal and we'll figure it out when we make the schedule.
Information Security Track
We're looking for interesting presentations on new, original security
research. It would be best to debut a whole new talk, but updates to
existing recent work are perfectly acceptable, too. We're looking to
hear from both new voices and the usual suspects. A minor amount of
preference will be given to folks from the Northeast who have never
presented at a con before, for whatever reason.
Here's where things will get really crazy. This is a pretty inclusive
track, so just about anything goes. Made a difference engine out of
Reese's Peanut Butter Cups and Pixie Stix? We want to hear about it.
Living in a commune with some friends, composting humanure and using it
to grow the most incredible vegetables ever? We want to hear about it.
Got a microcontroller project monitoring your personal methane
production? We want to hear about it. We're expecting a lot of new
voices in this track. Make yours one of them.
Some folks have a lot to say, others not so much. While we'll probably
be tweaking the schedule right up to the wire, we'd like to give folks
the option to do either 30 or 60 minute talks. If you can expand or
compress your talk, feel free to choose both, as it will allow us more
flexibility in scheduling. It is most likely that Sunday will be the 30
minute talk day, but we make no promises.
What we need from you
* Speaker name(s) and contact information.
* Presentation Title.
* Track preference and length (InfoSec or Maker, 30 or 60 minutes.)
* Keywords and 2-3 sentence abstract.
* Document in Text or PDF format which contains the following,
preferably in order:
o Presenter(s) Name.
o Bio limited to 100 words for you OR your group (not 100 words per
o Abstract of your presentation limited to 200 words or less.
o Detailed outline/description of your topic.
o List of other conferences at which submission has been presented.
o List of resources requested beyond what is already provided (power,
projector with VGA input, sound projection, and internet connectivity.)
What you'll get for speaking
Accepted speakers will receive free admission to the conference. Since
we're a brand new con, we don't have the funds for honorariums this
year. We hope to be able to pull that off in the future. Alternates will
be selected and will also receive free admission. Alternates should come
prepared to speak.
Schedule and Updates
Please watch the website for updates: http://quahogcon.org/news/
November 2nd, 2009 - QuahogCon Call for Papers opens
December 15th, 2009 - Papers due for first round of selections
December 31st, 2009 - Final due date for submissions
January 24th, 2010 - Speaker selection announced
Submit your talk here: http://quahogcon.org/cfp/
Full-Disclosure - We believe in it.
Hosted and sponsored by Secunia - http://secunia.com/
- QuahogCon Call for Papers QuahogCon (Nov 03)