DerbyCon Communities

Welcome to DerbyCon Communities (DerbyCom), a group of communities with the same core values of positivity / inclusiveness, knowledge sharing, and charity dedicated to the betterment of the information security industry.

Welcome to the Community

Our goal is to forge alliances with existing chapters, conferences, and communities as well as build and forge new ones where needed in order to drive the same type of conference, community, and difference DerbyCon created. With DerbyCon communities, we help support an industry through multiple methods including providing assistance in promotion, finding sponsors and speakers.

The DerbyCon network is a chapter, conference, or kids meeting with the same core values of positivity + inclusiveness, knowledge sharing, and charity dedicated to the betterment of the information security industry.

DerbyCon started off as a group of individuals that started a small-scale conference located in Louisville Kentucky back in 2011 and lasted 9 years with over 3,000 attendees. DerbyCon was known for its core family values and community and is now focused on creating a network of groups who’s mission is to make a difference and impact for the betterment around the world in regards to information security.

Regardless if you are an already established chapter or conference or looking to start a brand new one, as long as the core principles are met for DerbyCon Communities, you are welcome.

DerbyCon Communities (DerbyCom)

DerbyCom is a group of four core initiatives that focus on community support. These communities follow three major principles around positivity/inclusiveness, knowledge sharing, and charity.

The four main initiatives are broken down below:

Chapters – DerbyCon chapters are a group of local community driven chapters focused on the three core values of DerbyCon. More frequent meet-ups, and a community focused on teaching others.

Established  Рif you are an already established chapter with a healthy community and follow the three core values of DerbyCon, you can apply to join the DerbyCon network. There are benefits, promotion, and help with sponsors and growth available to you.

Conferences – if you are an already established conference with a healthy community and follow the three core values of DerbyCon, you can apply to join the DerbyCon network. There are benefits promotion, and help with sponsors and growth available to you. Additionally, creating local DerbyCon conferences are also an option if no other DerbyCon community exists in the location.

Kids Chapters РThe kids chapters are groups that are solely dedicated to teaching our next generation. These chapter meetings follow the three core values of DerbyCon and focus on frequent meet-ups through educating kids. These can also be dedicated times or intervals as part of DerbyCon Chapter meetups.

Visit the DerbyCon Communities page for more depth and detail regarding each of these areas as well as our Frequently Asked Questions section to help navigate.

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How To Apply

In order to apply for DerbyCon Communities, please follow a link to our Apply for Communities section and ensure that you meet the criteria for each of the initiatives and the core values of DerbyCon.

Click here to Apply for a DerbyCon Community spot.

Core Values

DerbyCon Core Values are broken into three main categories on what the original conferences was adopted on. When coming to the conference the feel was immediately different due to the culture created from these three core principles.

We recommend watching this Ted talk from David Logan regarding tribal leadership. It’s similar in approach to DerbyCon values and tribal leadership.

The core values listed here are required in order to join DerbyCon communities. Below is a breakdown of all of these areas:

What the community created at DerbyCon was unique and amazing. When we ended DerbyCon, our goal was to help other communities thrive and grow. Communities that share the same goals and beliefs we do and to have the same impact DerbyCon had on others. A family network making a difference in protecting people around the world.

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