Si1isec – the Silicon Valley Information
Due to the pandemic & social unrest, all si1isec gatherings are
canceled TFN. Stay safe out there!
Till then, here are the details for when we can have gatherings safely
again. Follow the @si1isec
twitter account for updates.
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 even adult beverages).
security professionals and hackers
Before the pandemic, Si1isec would typically gather 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. When these events align with Si1isec,
typically alternate plans holding the gathering on another evening & are
announced via social media and during prior gatherings.
The rest of 2020 canceled due to COVID pandemic "Shelter at Home" directive
July 18 (Moved from the usual 1st Thursday which was Independence Day)
We were having our Si1isec gatherings at:
Metro City Restaurant & Bar
151 S Murphy Ave
Sunnyvale, CA 94086
Currently we meet at Metro City Restaurant & Bar; at the tables on the
sidewalk in front of the venue on Murphy street. Look for the folks with the
blinking badges and other electronics.
Note that 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 may head to other venues on Murphy street for other
food/libations. Follow the @si1isec Twitter account for details.
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.
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
Directions via Mapquest
Directions via Google Maps
Other local SF Bay Area CitySec gatherings:
BaySec may no longer have the mailing list, but they now have a new
web site https://www.baysec.net/
and you can also check out the #BaySec hashtag on Twitter.
BaySec happens on the third (3rd) Tuesday of the month at 7 PM at:
2 Embarcadero Ctr, Level P
San Francisco, CA 94111
- @hoodsec and www.hoodsec.org
HoodSec occurs the last Thursday of every month at
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
ISC2 Silicon Valley Chapter
ISSA Silicon Valley
Silicon Valley chapter
Pacific Division Annual Conference (Ham radio)
SF2600 with the SF2600 mailing
list on Google Groups
sf2600 [AT] googlegroups.com
si1isec at si1isec dot org