Ashimmy here folks, I know it is hard to believe, but it has been that long. It seems like just last week RSA Conference in San Fransisco was ending and we said we need to start planning next years Security Bloggers Meetup and Security Blogger Awards. But no it has been more than just a week or two. We are just 2 to 3 months away from RSA Conference 2014!
Luckily the organizing committee of the Security Bloggers Meetup and Blogger awards have been hard at work. This years event is going to be our biggest and best yet. We have substantially increased our budget which will allow us to have more room, food, drink and fun. We will also be able to accomodate more of you. We will be making more informatio available in the next few weeks.
Before I forget I want to thank my fellow committee members for all of their hard work. Jennifer Leggio continues to be the workhorse of our group even though she is now an executitive at Cisco ;-). Our Securosis friends have doubled down their commitment to the event as now officially have both Rich Mogul and Mike Rothman helping out and of course Jeanne Friedman of RSA Conference itself remains our rock. With Martin Mckeay moving to London, he has not been as involved with this years planning. Together, this group has lots of good times in store for our attendees, so stay tuned.
I have received more than a few notes about this years Security Bloggers and Podcast Awards. Of course we will be holding them at the meetup once again. We are going to have the same categories as last year:
Best Corporate Security Blog
Best Security Podcast
The Most Educational Security Blog
The Most Entertaining Security Blog
The Blog That Best Represents The Security Industry
The Single Best Blog Post or Podcast Of The Year
The Security Bloggers Hall Of Fame
This year we will again have a blue ribbon panel of judges, but like last year we will accept nominations from public. The highest amount of votes wins. Nominations are open now, so if you would like to be considered write to firstname.lastname@example.org with your blog or podcast name, what category you want to be considered for and contact information. Voting will be held after the first of the year. So get your nominations in now!
Stay tuned for more information on this years extravaganza soon. If you are not on the mailing list, please email email@example.com to be added.
Hope to see you all this years Security Bloggers Meetup.