Si1isec – the Silicon Valley Information Security gathering


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What & Why:

Si1isec is one of the many CitySec gatherings around the world, One of the many unaffiliated collection of informal meetups for like-minded information security professionals. These gatherings are for meeting up and discussing topics of interest in a non-work, non-vendor setting; preferably while enjoying food and beverages (sometimes adult beverages).

Who: 

Fellow information security professionals and hackers

When:

Si1isec typically gathers on the first Thursday of the month, starting around 7 PM (though some show up earlier, and some later). Note that due to other large gatherings in other cities during the first week of a month (e.g, 'hacker summer camp' (DEFCON/Black Hat) or RSA Conference) most of us will not be in attendance.

2018 Schedule:

December 6

2019 Schedule (proposed):

January 3
February 7
March 7
April 4
May 2
June 6
July 4
August 1
September 5
October 3
November 7
December 5

Previous dates:

2017:

January 5
February 2
March 2
April 6
May 4
June 1
July 6
August 3
September 7
October 5
November 2
December 7

2018:

January 4
February 1
March 1
April 5
May 3
June 7
July 5
August 2
September 6
October 4
November 1

Where:

The next Si1isec will be held at:

Fuego Grill & Sports Bar
140 S Murphy Ave
Sunnyvale, CA 94086
http://fuegogrillandsportsbar.com/


Currently we meet at Fuego Grill & Sports Bar; at the tables on the sidewalk in front of the venue on Murphy street. If the venue is unable to accommodate us (which happens due to sports ball games or wait staff shortages), we will move to other venues on Murphy Street (such as Hardy's Bavaria).
At some point we sometimes head to other venues on Murphy street for other food/libations. Follow the mailing list and @si1isec Twitter account for details.

Parking:

There is street parking on Murphy, and multiple parking lots nearby. Note the Caltrain parking garage located at the north end of Murphy Street is free after 6 PM and most likely your easiest parking option.

Getting there:

Caltrain: Sunnyvale station, with many of the limited and baby bullets stoping at the Sunnyvale station
Driving: easy access from both Central Expressway and 101 for their respective Mathilda exits, head towards Sunnyvale Town Center and the Sunnyvale heritage district, with the venue on the east end of Murphy Street.
Directions via Mapquest
Directions via Google Maps


Other local CitySec gatherings:


BaySec many no longer have the mailing list, but they now have a new web site https://www.baysec.net/
You can also check out the #BaySec hashtag on Twitter

BaySec happens on the third (3rd) Tuesday of the month at 7 PM at:
Patriot House
2 Embarcadero Ctr, Level P
San Francisco, CA 94111
http://www.patriothousepub.com/


  • HoodSec - @hoodsec and www.hoodsec.org
  • HoodSec occurs the last Thursday of every month at
    Radio Bar
    435 13th St, Oakland, CA 94612




  • Other information security/hacker events and organizations in Silicon Valley that many Si1isec attendees also attend:


    Electronics Flea Market (EFM) at De Anza College, Cupertino


    ISC2 Silicon Valley Chapter

    ISSA Silicon Valley


    ISACA Silicon Valley chapter


    Social media:

    @si1isec

    Questions/concerns/complaints:

    si1isec at si1isec dot org

    Mailing list:

    We have an announce list on lists.si1isec.org if you care to get those notifications.