Security BSides is the first grass roots, DIY, open security conference in the world! Security BSides is a great combination of two event styles: structured anchor events and grass-roots geocentric events. Many of these events do coincide with other major conferences, but the goal is not to draw people away from such events - in fact, how could we? The fact of the matter is that many people attend Black Hat USA, RSAC and SxSW, to meet with their friends even if they never attend the conventions. BSides offers them another venue to spend their time during the day by either attending or presenting on "next best thing" material.