So the first round has ended, and after much deliberation, we’ve decided that we’re going to merge the second round with the first, and do submission selection all at once after the second round deadline on April 1st. There were many reasons for this, but ultimately we didn’t receive enough submissions to justify having two rounds and sought to simplify the process.
We’d like to apologize for everyone that submitted early for this first round – we appreciate that you sent us some great submissions early on. Thank you!
We only ask for some understanding that this is our first BSides, and though we’ve got other BSides organizers’ experience to draw upon (especially Dallas-Ft. Worth and Nashville, thanks!), we’re going to make a few mistakes and modifications as we go along.
Be assured the rest of the conference is going relatively smoothly so far, and we’re on track for one heck of a security con, even for a little scruffy town like Knoxville.