BSides Newcastle 2023

Newcastle upon Tyne September 30, 2023

CFP closed at  July 25, 2023 00:00 UTC

BSides Newcastle is back again for the fifth time running, with a brand new home! We’ve gone from the heady days of running keynotes in a (freezing cold) halfpipe, to broadcasting from Ben’s shed during the pandemic, to a couple of years at the catalyst, and now for 2023 we’ll be bringing our charming weirdness to Newcastle College. This time around, it’ll be a one day affair, two tracks, some workshops, battlebots, and a lovely sponsor area, plus whatever randomness Ben manages to get through the narrowing yet watchful eyes of the organisation committee.

Talks will be recorded and put online, unless or course you prefer them not to be.

CFP Description

This year’s theme, in keeping with the name of the building we’ll be taking over, is The Mandela Effect. But in keeping with our previous events, “theme” is something of a loose term. We welcoming the weird and the wonderful, the wonderfully weird, and the weirdly wonderful!

Topics can include, but are certainly not limited to, anything cybersecurity related that you’d like to share with others. Sweet exploit demos are cool n’all (and we LOVE a live demo), but we love providing our participants with a veritable smorgasbord of tasty treats. We offer mentors, reviewers of ideas, and helpful feedback. No idea is a bad idea, unless the Eff Bee Eye show up (in which case our “Lawyer” Scoot McLeafblower will be your last worst hope).

The audience will range from students to weary aged practitioners to people looking to break into the industry to those who are cyber-curious.

First-time speaker? Great! We’d love to hear from you. There will be a rookie track in the morning in track 2, and rumour has it there will be some prizes going on for the best rookie.

Need some help upfront? Jump over to our discord and give us a shout: