dark lights, lasers, and glowing lines on carpet


What conference is complete without After Parties? At Diana Initiative, we know some of the best networking happens in a casual and fun setting, which is why we host both a Quiet Party as well as a Loud Party.

A Diana Initiative Badge is required to attend either of our After Parties.
Doors open at 7:30pm and space is limited.

Quiet Party: Friday, 9 Aug, 8-11pm

light, board games on tables, light snacks

Enjoy light refreshments, low-key background music, and a safe & fun atmosphere for networking and chatting while you relax playing an assortment of board and card games. The Lock Pick Village will be open during the party to sharpen your skills and bond over 5-pin successes. This is a great time to meet and talk with other attendees from the conference without the noise and crowds of a typical Friday night.


Coinbase Breakfast: Saturday, 10 Aug, 8am

Visit [coinbasedianainitiative.splashthat.com] and enter code CBBREAKFAST to RSVP for this free breakfast hosted by Coinbase in the Cyprus Ballroom at the Westin. Space is limited.

Not-Quiet Party: Saturday, 10 Aug, 8-11pm

DJ, purple lights, lasers, glow

It’s Saturday night and time to cut loose after multiple days of conference talks – come celebrate with us! Enjoy a great mix of music by our masterful DJ, Tineh Nimjeh, with lasers, dancing and more in a comfortable and safe space. There will be a cash bar available for refreshments. For one last hurrah, the Lock Pick Village will be open during the party as a fun and relaxing getaway for all skill levels.


Soldering Village

2019 Learn 2 Solder badge and components for 2019


This video breaks down the completion of the Red Gem badge:

You can also view full text instructions [here].

The code which is running on the ATtiny is [available for viewing here].

This video shows you how to solder the 1 of 100 badge, if you win it and don’t have time to complete on site:

Career Village

Our Career Village is a perfect place for Diana Initiative attendees to obtain personalized advice for professional development.

Available professional opportunities range from resume reviews to in-person interviews with corporate representatives. All activities in the Career Village require sign-up at Registration. When you pick up your Conference Badge at Registration, you will be able to sign up for an available time slot for the particular activity you are interested in.

Open Hours: 9am – 6pm both Friday and Saturday
Location: Mesquite 2 (First Floor)

Village Activities include:
• Resume Reviews, LinkedIn Profile Reviews, Mock Interviews (30 minute appointment)
• Meeting with Corporate Representatives (30 minute appointment)
• Graduate School Application Discussion (15 minute appointment)

The Career Village Volunteers are here to help you succeed in your career. To get the most of your appointment please bring with you:
• A paper copy of your resume and/or your laptop for a professional to review and discuss with you
• Questions regarding non-technical interviews

Companies with representatives on site in the Career Village include (but not limited to): Starbucks, Nordstrom, and more

2019 Donors

2019 Donors

On behalf of the whole team, we would like to thank all of our donors, anonymous and public alike, as well as the contributors and supporters, for their generous help and donations for our 2019 event! It really shows what a truly amazing community we are part of – you are all stars!

⭐ Monthly Continuous Donors ⭐

Anthony @anthonykava
David @DavidJBianco
Melanie Ensign
Fernando @fsmontenegro

❇ In-Kind ❇

Hotiron creative
Alyssa Miller @alyssam_infosec
Miki ‪@theDawgCr8
Ray @RayRedacted
Cheryl @3ncr1pt3d
Yolonda @wsmithnd
Roy @wr0
Jai ‬@s0ciabl3ng
Marcus @marcusjcarey

🦖 RAWR 🦖

Ashley Taylor @Infosec_Taylor
Shannon Hubbell @shbbll
Dinah Davis, VP of R&D at Arctic Wolf Networks
Gwenyth C @gwenyth_c, Bishop Fox
Glenn Thorpe
Christian Price
Yolonda Smith
Rachel Harpley
Lisa B
Bigendian Smalls
Holly Muenchow
Smiths Medical

📜 Scholarship Donors 📜

Alex Stamos @alexstamos
Kymberlee @kym_possible
+ multiple Anonymous donors

❤ Donors List ❤

Andrea Little Limbago
Elizabeth Ramirez @tijuanera 133.7
Zoe Glynn
Shannon Hubbell @shbbll
Allie B @ac1dgoddess 150
L4bF0x 133.7
Carlota Bindner @CarlotaBindner
Jenn @geekgalgroks
Jared Allen
Clover Twombley 133.7
Jim Jastrzebski @JastrzebskiJ
Amy Millikan-French @SailorAmyDC 133.7
Allison @the_alli_p
Jay Haskins
Ian Binder
Alyssa Miller
Patrick Lavertyi
Robin C. Stuart
Jim Manico
David Mortman
Elle K
Steve @pidooma 150
Ryan O’Horo 500
Corsin @cocaman 150
@stroz 133.7
Shaun Cooley @shauncooley
Ann Johnson @ajohnsocyber
paran @redblsk 1,000
@TrustedSec 1,500
Paul Beckwith @beckwithbay 150
Ænna @bubblewire 200
Roy @wr0
Maria @RiaMariaDotCom 500
John Benigno
Rick @tsiolkovsky 250
@Growhio1 250
Jessica @B1N2H3X
JP @SiriusCyberntx
@tomastillery 250
Jai Like The Letter @s0ciabl3ng
Chris Holland 500
Todd @z3r0fox
Bert @realberthayes 200
The Cyber @r0wdy_
Tim @tvidas
Dustin @dmissp
Alexis @alexia_idoura
@fullstackhealth “In honor of Info Steph, to thank her for her participation on our podcast!”
@cdubbsdt 267
Josh Rickard @MSAdministrator
Tom @tkh16 133.7
+ multiple Anonymous donors


2019 Sponsors & Supporters


Logo: Google


Logo: Uber




Logo: Microsoft
Microsoft Security Response Center – Community Programs

Logo: Carnegie Mellon Univ Software Engineering Institute

Logo: Microsoft
Microsoft Cybersecurity Solutions Group

Logo: Remediant


Logo: Intel


Logo: Dragos, Inc



Party Sponsor:

Logo: Verizon


Logo: Symantec

Logo: Masergy

Logo: BSides Chicago

Logo: AT&T Cybersecurity


Logo: Carnegie Mellon University Information Networking Institute

Logo: TrustedSec

Logo: Hack the Hood

Logo: Target bullseye

Logo: IntSights

Logo: Edison Electric Institute   Logo: River Oakfield

Logo: Lockpick Extreme | | Logo: Hotiron Creative | | Logo: SANS | | Logo: DigiKey | | Logo: CyberSecJobs | | Logo: Coinbase | | Logo: Threatcare | | Logo: EC Council | | Logo: Attack Research


BSides Las Vegas logo | | Logo: Women's Society of Cyberjutsu

Capture the Flag event

Our Capture the Flag event (CTF) is a great place to meet friends, shell a server for the first time, or compete to win. This on-site Jeopardy-style CTF features challenges from cryptograms to lateralization and a full difficulty range. Experienced CTF players, hackers, and security folks will be available to offer encouragement, teach skills, and answer questions.

CTF challenge categories include OSINT, lockpicking, soldering, web application and binary exploitation, network discovery, and more. Shout out to the Lockpick Village and Soldering Village for their collaboration!

Hacking is better together! We encourage team play, with no team size limit. Bring your friends or join up with the other folks at your table. Simply sign up one account per team and share the credentials with your teammates. Arrangements you may make to include off-site players are none of our knowledge or concern; we will only be supporting on-site play.

Our CTF does not require pre-registration, and is open to all Diana Initiative attendees.

Each table will have a power strip and one Ethernet connection. WiFi will also be available. Tip: bring a small network switch to enable table-level networking.


Friday, 9 August 2019
9:00AM – 12:00PM – CTF4NOOBZ Workshop **
12:00PM – Team registration opens; Game begins
10:00PM – CTF room closes for the evening

Saturday, 10 August 2019
9:00AM – CTF room re-opens
– Game ends, winners determined


The workshop is separate from the rest of the CTF event. Workshop is not required to compete in the CTF. Workshop requires registration, but is currently sold out. However, there will be an ON-SITE wait list. Stop by Registration early Friday morning to get on this list.

Lockpick Village

[Explore the Lockpick Extreme website]


Lockpick Extreme will be hosting free hands-on training in our Lockpick Village throughout the conference. Come on your own time and explore this fascinating art, observe and learn, or just hang out for a friendly chat.

Open Hours: 9am – 11pm, Friday and Saturday

Prerquisites: NONE! Come as you are, n00b or expert. We will have practice locks galore, and plenty of picks to borrow.