By Alyssa Kornacki
The BSides Buffalo is a one-day information, security and technology conference for the Western New York community hosted at Canisius College.
BSides conferences happen nationally and attendees come from all over the county. Matt Gracie, an adjunct professor at Canisius College, started the Buffalo BSide conference last year. This event, which takes place in Canisius’s Science Hall, features multiple workshop tracks to attend for the day where experts in cybersecurity and technology will share their knowledge with the community.
This year's conference will also feature workshops on 3-D Printing, animation, lock picking with TOOL, which is a local nonprofit organization and Rusbelt Robotics who will be bringing robots to experiment with. There will be something for everyone from high school and college students to chief security officers who have been in the field for over 20 years.
The conference also includes free lunch, plenty of conference swag and a networking event to meet and greet with people around the community and those involved in the cybersecurity field. The conference uses many local vendors for artwork, programs and swag. This year's presenters will be from Evans Bank, ZoomBuffalo.com and Tech Buffalo. The event will take place on June 3, 2023 and students can receive free tickets by submitting their resume to this link https://tinyurl.com/bsidesbuffaloresume. They will receive a code for tickets in their emails in a few weeks.
Bring your friends and spend the day enjoying, learning from and celebrating the Western New York information security community!