Wow, 2014! Let that roll off of your tongue a few times. Well time and security blogging march on. This year the planning committee for the RSA Conference Security Bloggers Meetup has been hard at work to make this the biggest and best Bloggers Meetup and Blogging Awards event ever.
We have doubled the capacity of our venue so we will not have to turn down anyone who wants to come join us and is eligible to do so. We have also made sure we have great entertainment, great food and drink. But the real secret to the Blogger's meetup is the people. For those of you who have attended in the past, you know this is the case.
Invites to this year's bash will be sent out after New Years. If you are on our mailing list already, you should get an invite. If you are not and would like to be you need to be writing/blogging about security. If you do, you can complete this form to request an invitation after January 2. Any questions, contact Jennifer Leggio on Twitter at @mediaphyter.
Of course all of this increased capacity and good stuff doesn't come cheap. None of this would be possible without the generous support of our sponsors. Most of our sponsors have been with us for many years, almost back to the first bloggers meetup.
Please join us in thanking and supporting our 2014 Security Bloggers Meetup and Blogger Award sponsors:
Sourcefire, (Now Part of Cisco)
I know some of you have inquired about additional sponsorships for the event, but sponsorships are all sold out for this year. We can put you on a list for next year if you like, but no guarantees or if you like you can sponsor the Security Bloggers Network. You can write to firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested.
What about the Security Blogging and Podcasting Awards? You bet we will announce them at the meetup. We are also very happy to announce our judges for this years awards. Please join un in thanking:
Kelly Jackson Higgins of Dark Reading
Wendy Nather of 451 Group
Illena Armstrong of SC Magazine
and special guest judge
Chris "Beaker" Hoff
We will announce where to vote for the winners after the first of the year. Again this year Trainer Communications will be helping with tabulating the voting. Thanks to Trainer.
So the time is growing near. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you all and in just a few weeks see you in San Francisco!