Call for Workshops 2019

Security BSides London workshops are all about sharing information, spreading knowledge and having a laugh.

Last year we had four tracks running on a separate day and the community responded in the best way possible - with 100% attendance. This year we will try to make it even better.

2019 is the My Machine Is Not Learning edition - but we want to learn and help you help others. We are open to all matters around information security - and we mean all things! Your workshop can be technical, business-oriented or anything in between as long it gives the community a hands-on experience. If you have a really leftfield (and reasonably safe…) idea, don’t worry about whether it’s possible, just submit it and we’ll work it out together. Hacking, building things, breaking things, soldering, wiring, making spaceships; but also managing a project, writing a blog, building a team, managing disclosures, mental health and keeping sane while hacking, the floor is open and all are welcome.

The workshops are:

  1. Informal: no school, no grades - it’s about sharing and learning
  2. Limited to small groups: this year it’s around 30 participants but we are flexible
  3. Interactive: you, the speaker, mix with your participants and discuss as a group
  4. Time limited: you decide how long it’s going to take but we need to know upfront - we have 2h and 4h slots available
  5. Goal oriented: your students will want to know what skill/experience they will gain from your workshop (fun content counts too!)

Some tips to get you started:

  • The subject can be anything from information security 101 to brain-teasingly insane level of difficulty as we want to both introduce new members to the community and teach old dogs some new tricks, but please make sure you define the knowledge level required to attend
  • The workshop has to be reasonably safe for everyone so setting things on fire is a probably a no - but anything less than that is open for discussion
  • Highlight what will the participants will gain from your workshop and what they need to bring (knowledge and hardware)
  • Try reaching out to previous speakers

We’re here to help, so feel free to reach out via workshop2019 at or via Twitter @BSidesLondon with any questions you may have - it will help us make this and future events better.

We will be with you at each stage letting you know whether you have passed or not. If your application won’t make it through we will be able to offer you other ways to participate in the event - we’ll be in touch with you individually.

We wish you all the best in preparing your workshop and are hoping to see you at Security BSides London 2019!
The@BSidesLondon team.

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Timeline fo Submissions

The timeline for this year’s workshop submissions process is highlighted below:

  1. 23:59:58 on March 30th - deadline for workshop submissions is set out below. We would appreciate if you didn’t drop everything on us the last day but late submissions are worth the same as the early ones
  2. April 20th - If your workshop passes this selection, we will request a more detailed plan. You will only have two weeks, so best to have it handy earlier
  3. We will announce the final list on May 1st
  • CfW opensFebruary 18th
  • CfW submissions closeMarch 30th
  • CfW Final selection confirmationsApril 20th

  • BSides London schedule publishedMay 1st
  • BSides London!June 4th, 2019