WELCOME TO BURBSEC

CHICAGO'S INFORMATION SECURITY MEETUP NETWORK

About us


Who?

As a sister meet-up to ChiSec, BurbSec has become the Chicago Information Security Meet-Up Network for Info-Sec Professionals, Researchers, Hackers, and all things in-between!

Unlike other meetings, there are no “dues”, nothing to join, and no exploits to present! Don’t worry about being late, people will begin to roll in after-work around 5:30pm and we will finish up whenever people leave (generally 4 - 5 hours or so as people come and go). What to expect? An informal night of great networking and lubricated conversations!

Why?

We're just like you and you will fit right in. We geek out on infosec, memes, beer, and compliance jokes (among other things). Our skill set ranges from novice to expert and includes paper hat making. There will be someone who you can ask tough questions and get answers as well as be asked tough questions and give answers.

Aside from finding like minded people, you will make contacts, friendships, and expand your network of professional connections with genuine people. These are the kind of connections that help you solve that tough problem at work, at home, or in the job market.

Have I mentioned that people come to BurbSec looking to hire and/or recruit?

When?

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When

May 5th, 2019 (Day after Thotcon)
10 AM to 4 PM

Where
Crown Liquors (21+)
2821 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL 60618
773.252.9741

Why BurbSecCon?

The BurbSec organization celebrates hacking, privacy and information security each and every week, and we thought "what better way to unwind after Thotcon than to open our doors, enjoy a local pint, and celebrate Chicago's InfoSec community with old friends and new?"

BurbSecCon, just like BurbSec itself, is an informal hangout at a local pub that has been growing in popularity and fun every year. Unlike BurbSec, we have free beer and coffee, game shows, an open mic (for presentations), and folks like TOOOL running fun tables.

Thotcon draws in many infosec enthusiasts from well outside the Chicagoland region, making this a particularly anticipated event, and we'd love to give these travelers a reason to stay and check out our beautiful city through the weekend.

What *WILL* it have?

Geeks! Nerds! Muggles! Boating enthusiasts! The primary purpose of the event is to be a "super-chill, low-key" hangout at a small pub. We WILL have:

• A NEW VENUE!!! This one is an entire bar\venue all to ourselves, and a bit closer to Thotcon

• Free Pizza and Drinks! (including some GREAT beers) courtesy of our incredibly generous sponsors!

• A single, unorganized, open-mic talk stage with a projector and screen.

• The return of the BRING YOUR OWN BADGE CONTEST!!

• Whatever else we drunkenly invent!

How much does it cost?

Nothing! We will be enforcing a strict Bring-Your-Own-Badge policy, so bring a badge you feel is the most (in)appropriate. Contests will be held for Best Homemade Badge. Pizza and Beer will be free for as long as the sponsor money lasts, but you are also welcome to bring your own food in or order delivery.

BUT WE NEED MORE SPONSORS!

If you can give $250 or more ot our cause, we'd love to publicly thank and promote you for it! Send us a message via Twitter or the Meetup site!

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When

Typically the first Thursday of the month.
Check Twitter to confirm!.

Where
PAC-MAN Entertainment
2 Woodfield Mall, Unit A
Schaumburg, IL 60173
847.805.0257
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burbsec|north


When

Typically the second Thursday of the month.
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Where
Grandpa's Place
1868 Prairie Street
Glenview, IL 60025
847.724.1390

burbsec|south


When

Typically the second Thursday of the month.
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Where
Blarney Stone Pub
15400 Cicero AV
Oak Forest, IL 60452
708.535.4800

burbsec|west


When

Typically the third Thursday of the month.
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Where
Old Town Pour House
1703 Freedom Dr
Naperville, IL 60563

burbsec|east


When

Typically the last Thursday of the month.
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Where
Navigator Taproom
2211 N Milwaukee Ave #100
Chicago, IL 60647
773.687.9135

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When

Typically impromptu, but events are occasionally scheduled. Stay tuned for a regular meetup!
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Where
Varies