I hope you are ready for two solid days packed with information and learning opportunities. The Committee has stepped up their game this year. They listened to your Feedback and put together a tremendous set of Tutorials, Talks and Presentations. If you see a conference volunteer thank them for the conference as I can’t thank them enough for the work they did.
This year we added Birds of a Feather (BoF) sessions on Friday night after dinner. I hope you take advantage of these sessions. A key word in our conference name is “Community” and the BoFs are a great place to build Community. Also don’t miss out on the “Hallway Track”. The breaks are a great venue to talk over a presentation, put a face to a name you only saw on the email list and create new connections in a field that has been famous for stepping in and helping solve issues.
We have two great Keynote speakers Bill Cheswick and Rebecca Mercuri. Bill will be kicking off the conference speaking on how we mismanage our passwords. Rebecca will be closing the conference with her talk “The Black Swan and Information Security”. What a great lineup.
We need your participation to make this a successful conference. Please fill out the feedback survey after each tutorial (http://www.picconf.org/training-survey) and after the conference (http://www.picconf.org/rate-picc-12/). We analyze your feedback and use it shape next year’s conference and tutorials.
So enjoy the conference and if you see me through the weekend don’t be afraid to stop me and let me know how we did. I love feedback. In the words of “Johnny Five” Hmmm. Data!.
John Boris – PICC ’12 Conference Chair