BSides was born in 2009 when a number of quality speakers were rejected from a mainstream conference, not due to lack of quality but rather lack of space and time. Our mission is to provide people with options by removing common conference barriers and by providing more options for speakers, topics, and events.
BSidesPGH held its first event in 2011 and is a 100% volunteer-run event! It has only grown as people become more aware of it and seek to participate in their local community. We will be 10 yrs old this year!! We could not be celebrating 10 yrs without the support of volunteers, sponsors, speakers and all our amazing attendees.