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Volunteers Needed for BSidesLV 2014

The Fifth Annual BSidesLV will be held in Las Vegas Aug. 5 and 6 at Tuscany Suites & Casino, 255 East Flamingo Rd. Las Vegas, NV. It runs at the same time Black Hat is going on down the street at Mandalay Bay, but it's definitely worth your time.

Unlike previous years, which offered pre-registration for a token refunded fee, this year there will be no pre-registration. Badges will be offered days of the show on a first-come, first-served, walk-in basis. It's a big venue and I seriously doubt anyone will be turned away.

But if you really want to secure a badge in advance, there are ways to do it.

There are five ways to secure your badge in advance. You can be:


  1. a speaker
  2. a mentor, 
  3. a sponsor, 
  4. a volunteer, or 
  5. get a room!

There's already a core group of volunteers, and I can tell you from first-hand experience that they work their butts off. Look at this roster. You know you want to be part of it!

  • A/V: Adrian Crenshaw @irongeek_adc
  • Contests and Events: @cnimbus
  • CTF: @dichotomy1
  • Gear Goddess: @ESP_09
  • NOC: @jack_daniel and @UrbanF0X
  • Photographer: @devauto
  • Press Liaison: @infosecjen and @c7five
  • Production Assistant: @indusdo
  • Registration Goddesses: @Diami03 and @Sinderznashes
  • Safety & Security: @Sidragon1 & @dtjedi
  • SECTF: @SquirrelsNaBrrl
  • Silent Auction & Raffle: @rackburn and @leighhollowell
  • Speaker Liaison: @hushedfeet
  • Sponsor Coordinator: Mike Perez @internmike
  • Volunteer Coordinator: @nousie and @lschicky
  • Webmaster and TShirts: @rossja

For more information on the event, visit the website.