Our Talks

With over 50 speakers lined up, covering topics ranging from technical to not with some workshops thrown in, there's something for everyone.

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Our Talks

Lockpick Village

Our partners at Lockpick Extreme are once again hosting our Lockpick Village, as well as a Lock Re-pinning Workshop.

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Lockpick Village

Capture the Flag event

New this year is an on-site Capture the Flag event with a range of challenges to engage players from beginners to experts. You’ll find a welcoming and supportive environment whether your goal is to score your first points or compete for the top spot.

Capture the Flag event

Learn to Solder

Back by popular demand, you will want to check out our Learn to Solder workshop, in which you get to take home a custom Diana Initiative badge!

Learn to Solder

Career Village

From résumé and LinkedIn reviews, to practice interviews, to professional headshots, we're bringing out our best tools to help you enter the profession or advance your career.

Career Village

Our Speakers

Just a few of our amazing presenters coming up this year!

Keira PatersonCo-Founder at eConvenor

Keira Paterson is a Django developer and co-founder of eConvenor.org and is passionate about diversity, equity, sustainability and empathy in technology.

Motivated by a desire to see automated tools improving the effectiveness of community organizers, Keira taught herself to code building eConvenor with her partner in 2012. In 2017 she made the jump into web development as a career, while continuing to develop and manage eConvenor.

Prior to development, Keira gained 10 years experience in people-focused work, as a trade union organizer, a political volunteer coordinator, staff manager and policy process manager. She now works in her spare time to bring these two worlds together - teaching people stuff to computer-people, and computer stuff to people-people in hopes of a more secure, equitable tech future.

Keira PatersonCo-Founder at eConvenor

Keira Paterson is a Django developer and co-founder of eConvenor.org and is passionate about diversity, equity, sustainability and empathy in technology.

Motivated by a desire to see automated tools improving the effectiveness of community organizers, Keira taught herself to code building eConvenor with her partner in 2012. In 2017 she made the jump into web development as a career, while continuing to develop and manage eConvenor.

Prior to development, Keira gained 10 years experience in people-focused work, as a trade union organizer, a political volunteer coordinator, staff manager and policy process manager. She now works in her spare time to bring these two worlds together - teaching people stuff to computer-people, and computer stuff to people-people in hopes of a more secure, equitable tech future.

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Tanya JancaCloud Security Advocate at Microsoft

Tanya Janca is a senior cloud advocate for Microsoft, specializing in application and cloud security; evangelizing software security and advocating for developers and operations folks alike through public speaking, her open source project OWASP DevSlop, and various forms of teaching via workshops, blogs and community events. As an ethical hacker, OWASP Project and Chapter Leader, Women in Security and Technology (WIST) chapter leader, software developer and professional computer geek of 20+ years, she is a person who is truly fascinated by the ‘science’ of computer science.

Tanya JancaCloud Security Advocate at Microsoft

Tanya Janca is a senior cloud advocate for Microsoft, specializing in application and cloud security; evangelizing software security and advocating for developers and operations folks alike through public speaking, her open source project OWASP DevSlop, and various forms of teaching via workshops, blogs and community events. As an ethical hacker, OWASP Project and Chapter Leader, Women in Security and Technology (WIST) chapter leader, software developer and professional computer geek of 20+ years, she is a person who is truly fascinated by the ‘science’ of computer science.

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Brianne HughesTechnical Editor at Bishop Fox

As a technical editor for Bishop Fox, Brianne Hughes works on client reports, internal resource development, and ongoing consultant training. She compiled the style guide available at cybersecuritystyleguide.com and hosted SpellCheck: The Hacker Spelling Bee at HOPE and DEF CON in Summer 2018. As a historical linguist, she enjoys finding new cutthroat compounds and using vulgar examples in her talks. She is Associate Executive Secretary for the DSNA, an Odd Salon Fellow, and she is on the board of directors at Wordnik.

Brianne HughesTechnical Editor at Bishop Fox

As a technical editor for Bishop Fox, Brianne Hughes works on client reports, internal resource development, and ongoing consultant training. She compiled the style guide available at cybersecuritystyleguide.com and hosted SpellCheck: The Hacker Spelling Bee at HOPE and DEF CON in Summer 2018. As a historical linguist, she enjoys finding new cutthroat compounds and using vulgar examples in her talks. She is Associate Executive Secretary for the DSNA, an Odd Salon Fellow, and she is on the board of directors at Wordnik.

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