Vancouver Events

Westcoast Security Forum 2006

The organizing committee for the Westcoast Security Forum have finalized date and location:

When: November 27 - 28th, 2006
Where: Westin Bayshore Resort, Vancouver British Columbia, Canada

Call for papers is still open.

Full information at

BarCamp Vancouver: August 25 - 27

BarCamp is coming to Vancouver. What is BarCamp? I'm not sure, but here's what the website says:

BarCamp is an ad-hoc un-conference born from the desire for people to share and learn in an open environment. It is an intense event with discussions, demos and interaction from attendees.

All attendees must give a demo, a session, or help with one. All presentions are scheduled the day they happen. Prepare in advance, but come early to get a slot on the wall.

Next Vancouver Drupal Meeting Set

The next Vancouver Drupal meeting is Thursday July 20th. Information at Drupal Groups site. There's going to be some really interesting presentations - Excellent!

Enterprise Encryption

July's CIPS Vancouver Security SIG meeting was a panel discussion on encryption in the enterprise. Panels can be dodgy, so I really wasn't sure it would be worth the trip. It was.

The panel consisted of representatives from Bell Corporate Security, BC Ministry of Attorney General, Bell Alliance Lawyers & Notaries Public, Accenture Business Services and the Vancouver City Police. In spite of the diverse group there was a clear consensus on most of the issues.

Some take away points that won't run afoul of non-disclosure:

Pythonista Workshop

The local Python user group is putting on 3 day Workshop August 4th to 6th. With beginner and advanced talks the line up looks pretty good (though with Drupal, does one really need Zope :-) To top it off, language creator Guido van Rossum will be there.

Workshop Website:


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