B-Sides events combine security expertise from a variety of platforms in search of the “next big thing” in information security. B-Sides is an open platform that gives security experts and industry professionals the opportunity to share ideas, insights, and develop longstanding relationships with others in the community. It is a rare opportunity to directly connect and create trusted relationships with key members of the community. B-Sides are free, community organized events put on by local individuals with the expressed goal of enabling a platform for information dissemination. B-Sides is an ‘unconference’ that follows the ‘open spaces’ format. This varies from structured presentations to smaller break-out groups, but both provide a direct connection between speakers and the audience.