Banasidhe first joined HoaP 7.0 to CCCamp11 after she had been gifted a ticket as a thank you for her hard work and dedication to Security BSides SF, where she runs the security and volunteer crews.
Upon arriving at Camp and noticing that Nick Farr was a bit overwhelmed and a tad understaffed, she semi-reluctantly took the proverbial ball and ran with it. Pitching in wherever necessary, she primarily took on the job of shuttle driver/runner, but also assisted with some minor camp organizational duties, that year, as well.
After realizing how much fun she had working with Nick, despite the fact that the trip had turned into a “working vacation”, she decided to accept Nick’s offer to join in organizing future HoaP endeavors.
Banasidhe brings 18 years of event production experience to HoaP in planning, logistics, production, operations and security. She has run security for BSides San Francisco and Las Vegas, (2010-present) as well as BruCon, in Brussels, Belgium.
Banasidhe is also the Technical Director for the Great Dickens Christmas Fair, an annual holiday tradition, in San Francisco, CA, USA. Probably best known in the hacker scene for her three year stint (06, 07, 08) as “Vanna Vinyl” for DefCon’s Hacker Jeopardy, as well as her appearance in the Ashley Schwartau documentary, “H4ck3rs are People, Too” (2008)
Banasidhe is excited to be involved in yet another endeavor that allows her the opportunity to “pay it forward” to the hacking community that she has considered her tribe and family since the early 1990′s. She hopes to meet you on the next HoaP flight!