What we're about

Burbsec is a collection informal meetups in the Chicagoland area frequented by Information Security enthusiasts, engineers, hackers, geeks, students and professionals. Expect a night of great networking and lubricated conversations! We have NO DUES, NO PRESENTATIONS, NO PUSHY SALESPEOPLE!

• Burbsec Prime: Typically the first Thursday of the month at Level 257 in Woodfield Mall, Schaumburg. A selection of classic and current video games compliments a great food and drink selection. Find the BurbSec Prime group over by the giant PAC-MAN game.

• Burbsec North: Typically the second Thursday of the month at Grandpa's Place in Glenview. Burbsec North offers calm and welcoming gathering in a comforting, intimate space, with great bar food and drinks.

• Burbsec West: Typically the third Thursday of the month at The Pour House in Naperville. It also has stuff, check it out.

• Burbsec East: The last Thursday of the month. Logan Bar & Grill is a classy, clean establishment with attentive waitstaff, huge beer & whiskey list, and excellent food. We have our own section in the back, and the music & ambient volumes never get annoyingly loud. There is a huge patio that is covered during rain and heated in the winter. Don’t worry about being late, people will begin to roll in after work around 6pm and we go until we're done (generally 4 - 5 hours or so as people come and go). We often have a later group that rolls in post-dinner around 8 or 9.

Information Superhighway World Wide Web Presence:

BurbSec Slack (https://t.co/6WVCPitEpG)
IRC: Freenode (https://freenode.net/) #burbsec
Twitter: @burbsecprime (https://www.twitter.com/burbsecprime) @burbseceast (https://www.twitter.com/burbseceast) @burbsecwest (https://www.twitter.com/burbsecwest) @burbsecnorth (https://www.twitter.com/burbsecnorth)
Burbsec LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/groups/4081253/)
BurbSec Facebook Group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/burbsec)
And check out burbsec.com (http://burbsec.com/) for info on the many aspects of Burbsecness.

Upcoming events (5)

DEF CON 4-DAY HANGOUT!! THOTCON 0xVR BurbSecCon!

Online event

Hang out in the THOTCON 0xVR 2.0 Beta World! NO HEADSET REQUIRED! While this IS a Virtual Reality platform, AltspaceVR can be run as a 3D app (like a game) on most PC platforms, even in a VM. Headphones are a must to get the immersive experience, however. THOTCON is a real-world hacking conference held in Chicago each year. This is a custom VR world for those who are interested in hacking or have attended a THOTCON and BurbSec in the past and would like to meet up with OPERs, Speakers, VIPs, and other Hackers. There will be regular meetups and possible talks throughout the next several months. Space is limited, so be sure to join on time! For more info follow @thotcon and @BurbSecCon on Twitter. This VR Event is hosted by @c7five & @J0hnnyXm4s

Burbsec Prime

Level 257

Come out to Burbsec Prime! Everyone is welcome. We're just like you and you will fit right in. We geek out on infosec, memes, beer, and compliance jokes (among other things). Our skill set ranges from novice to expert and includes paper hat making. There will be someone who you can ask tough questions and get answers as well as be asked tough questions and give answers. Aside from finding like minded people, you will make contacts, friendships, and expand your network of professional connections with genuine people. These are the kind of connections that help you solve that tough problem at work, at home, or in the job market. Don’t worry about being late, people will begin to roll in after work around 6pm and we go until we're done (generally 4 - 5 hours or so as people come and go). We often have a later group that rolls in post-dinner around 8 or 9.

Burbsec South

Blarney Stone Pub

Rumored to exist for years, shrouded in the mists of time. Now, finally revealed ...Burbsec South! Come out the Blarney Stone Pub (https://maps.google.com/maps?q=15400%20South%20Cicero%20Avenue%2C%20Oak%20Forest%2C%20IL) and join the ever growing Chicagoland InfoSec community.

Burbsec North

D'Agostino's Pizza & Pub

Come out to Burbsec North! There's lots of cool stuff and conversation and things. Also, it's the most northern of the Burbsec gatherings!

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