About a year ago Adrian Crenshaw, Martin Bos, and myself were sitting around in Louisville and talking about one day creating one amazing hackercon. We never imagined it would have come to light, but it did. We are happy to announce that we have done some pre-selection of some speakers which we think you’ll be impressed by. Our goal is to create a hackercon that is unique, top notch, and a place where we all come together as one and share. If any of you know us personally, you know that we steer clear from a persona of an elitist.  We are all in this world we call security together and none of us are better than one another. All of us are learning everyday… DerbyCon is a con where we are all in it together, where you can approach anyone, share with anyone, and have a ton of fun doing it. Our official website launch with all the relevant information about the conference will be posted January 10, 2011 (sometime during the morning/afternoon). This teaser video was released to show you a taste of some of the speakers we have. It’s truly inspirational to us that we have such a great speaker list already even before CFP has officially opened.

A couple of important topics that we will leak ahead of time: The ticketing system will be straight forward, tickets will open officially to purchase April 29, 2011. The tickets will be $125.00 that weekend, and go up to $150.00 on that Monday until DerbyCon day. On the day itself tickets will be $175. I will admit there is limited spacing, we rented the entire second floor of the Hyatt and tickets will go fast.

The second leak: The con will run from 9:00am to 5:00pm Friday and Saturday and Sunday from 9:00am until 3:00pm. There will be training provided at night from 5:30pm to 10:30pm after conference hours. We will also have BSIDES KY going on at the same time from 5:30pm to 10:30pm, so regardless if your in training or BSIDES, your covered.

Sit back and relax and enjoy this 1 minute 47 second video of DerbyCon and some of the speakers and be sure to check out http://www.derbycon.com.