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DerbyCon is a computer security conference based in Louisville, Kentucky. The first DerbyCon took place in 2011 and was founded by Martin Bos, Dave Kennedy, Alex Kah and Adrian Crenshaw. The conference has been held at the Hyatt Regency Louisville typically in late September.
On January 14, 2019, organizers announced that DerbyCon 9.0, to be held in September 2019, would be the last of the series, citing the increasing difficulty of holding conferences in the face of "a small, yet vocal group of people creating negativity, polarization, and disruption".
DerbyCon common activities include:
- Presentations from keynote speakers, topics including, software security, social engineering, Cyber security, Security in the present day and future, mobile applications.
- Preconference training
- Vendors and publishers
- Lockpick Village
- Mental Health & Wellness Village
- BourbonCon a social gathering during DerbyCon focusing on sampling fine Kentucky Bourbon
- DerbyCon Party which has featured The Crystal Method (2013, 2015) and Infected Mushroom (2014)
Along with five parallel tracks, there are also vendors' tables, games, and training village, such as lockpick. The feature is also included book publishers, hardware vendors, and T-shirts printed.
- DerbyCon 1.0 2011
- DerbyCon 2.0 "Reunion" 2012
- DerbyCon 3.0 "All in the Family" 2013
- DerbyCon 4.0 "Family Rootz" 2014
- DerbyCon 5.0 "Unity" 2015
- DerbyCon 6.0 "Recharge" 2016
- DerbyCon 7.0 "Legacy" September 20-24, 2017 at the Hyatt Regency in Louisville, Kentucky
- DerbyCon 8.0 "Evolution" 03-07 October 2018 at the Marriott in Louisville, Kentucky
- "DerbyCon 6.0 Recharge". derbycon.com. Retrieved September 15, 2016.
- "DerbyCon - About". derbycon.com. Retrieved September 15, 2016.
- David Kennedy (2019-01-14). "DerbyCon 9.0 – Every Beginning Has an End". DerbyCon blog. Retrieved 2019-01-14.
- "DerbyCon on Twitter". Twitter. Retrieved 2018-10-21.
- "Security Check Required". facebook.com. Retrieved 2016-02-29.
- "BourbonCon (@BourbonCon) | Twitter". twitter.com. Retrieved 2016-02-29.
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