Self-Vetting Process

As an attendee, in order to get the most out out of the Day of Shecurity and to be eligible for the grand prize raffle, you should meet the following criteria. While we will not be verifying the technical criteria, you will want to consider these before diving into one of our technical tracks. Requirements are marked with a star ().

To be eligible for admittance you must meet the following criteria:

  • ✺ Women or NB Only: This event is for attendees who identify as women in a way that is significant to them.

  • ✺ Be able to physically attend: This event is in Boston, MA. We cannot provide any travel assistance for attendees.

  • ✺ Be at least 21 years old as of June 16th 2018

To get the most out our technical tracks, you should have ANY of the following experience in SaaS, Cloud, Mobile, or Full-Stack:

  • SaaS Experience: You should have at least a basic level of proficiency with SaaS (Software-as-a-Service) projects or IaaS (Infrastructure-as-a-Service) initiatives. This should include the following:

    • Server-side Development Experience: Some exposure to server-side languages like PHP, ASP.NET (C# or Visual Basic), C++, Java, JSP, Objective C and Python

    • Client-side Development Experience: Some exposure to HTML, CSS jQuery, and Javascript.

  • Cloud Experience: You should have at least basic level of proficiency in micro-cloud concepts like database administration and DevOps to macro-cloud concepts like cloud strategy and planning. This should include the following:

    • Cloud Platforms: Some exposure to cloud platforms like AWS (Amazon Web Services), Google Cloud Platform, Microsoft Azure, OpenStack, IBM Cloud, Verizon Cloud and CenturyLink

    • Database Experience: Some exposure to at least one data store technology.

  • Mobile Experience: You should have at least basic level of proficiency in UX/UI (User Experience/User Interface) design skills This should include the following:

    • Cross platform development: Some experience with iOS, Android, Blackberry development & application store deployment

    • Database Experience: Some exposure to at least one data store technology.

    • Programming Languages: Some exposure to HTML, CSS jQuery, Java, JSP Python, Objective C and Javascript.

  • Full-Stack Experience: You should have at least a basic level of proficiency with full-stack development. This should include the following:

    • Front End Experience: Some exposure to HTML, CSS and Javascript. A particular framework is not required.

    • Back End Language Experience: Some exposure to at least one back end language.

    • Database Experience: Some exposure to at least one data store technology.

    • Linux/ Terminal Experience: Some exposure to basic Linux / Terminal commands and file and folder structure.

Please note that by entering into the grand prize raffle, you are acknowledging that:

  • you meet all of the self-vetting criteria listed above which is marked with a star ()

  • you are available to travel to DEF CON in Las Vegas, Nevada

  • you are present when the raffle is called

Any winners of the grand prize raffle who do not meet these criteria items will be disqualified and the next available grand prize winner will be selected.