Wednesday, February 24, 2016

SDC#6 Call for Volunteers Open


Fill out the form completely so that we can keep you in the loop.  We do our best to get you in the shifts and positions you prefer and the form has a place to let us know your availability/preferences.  You will have the chance (more like requirement) to "accept" the slots you're schedule to work prior to the con.

Get your response in early so you get first dibs at the slots you want!

Before you get too excited, there is a "threshold" of time to earn a SkyDogCon volunteer badge!  There won't be any "come do 1 x 4hour shift and snag a free badge" this year! You know who you are forgiven, but not this year!  The terms are subject to change (you hackers love to test boundaries), but plan on scheduling (AND working) at least 12 hours in order to earn your free badge.

Lastly, if you're interested in sharing a room to reduce cost, please indicate it on the form and we'll do our best to link you up with other staff/volunteers who would like to share as well. Thanks everyone!

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Monday, February 22, 2016

SDC#6 Call for Papers Open

*** 2016 Call for Papers ***

If you're interested in submitting a talk to SkyDogCon 2016, please goto the SkyDogCon CFP Submission System (also in site menu bar above), and send us your entries!

We're interested in all kinds of talks! Technology related, hacking, making, electronics, "life hacking", etc. If you have any questions, please feel free to submit them to operations [at] We will NOT accept submissions sent to this email nor any previously CFP email address, only to the CFP submission site.

Please make sure to fill it out completely. If you happen to make a video for your submission, please include the link in your submission.  We'll announce cutoff dates and 1st round selection closing soon.  Get them in early to be on the first round of announced speakers!
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Thursday, February 18, 2016



Look, I'm just gonna lay it out there...IT IS ON!

SkyDog & crew are proud to announce:
SkyDogCon #6 "Catch me if you can!"

October 21-23, 2016
@ Embassy Suites - Nashville South, Cool Springs
(room block & reservation information coming soon)


Well hello there campers!  We're actually more on the ball this year than we've ever been and man do we have some great stuff planned!

First, after many challenges at our previous venue we've sought out a new location with better food options, more space, and less crappy management (long story, but if you come to SDC, you already know)!  The rooms are bigger, breakfast is included with the room, and you travel snobs can get your points!  Though we've signed the contract with the hotel, we're waiting on the links to book a room in the block, etc., so we'll post an update when that’s patient! There is plenty of time!  But don't wait too late jackass!

Second, we've already been in talks with many of last year's sponsors, vendors, and event organizers to come back for 2016!  I'm incredibly excited to announce that James Bower (@jamesbower) will be back organizing a followup to last year's awesome Capture-the-Flag event.  Keep checking back for announcements on vendors, sponsors, and events as we lock them in.


Lastly, we decided to bring back a theme for 2016 and tried to stay away from the hokey hackery and do something inclusive yet as idiosyncratic as our attendees.  In other words, it’s is what you make it...hacker, maker, infosec, locksport, forgery, Ethiopian long distance runner...bring it to SkyDogCon#6 and connect to your kind!

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