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Who We Are
Benevolent Dictator
Sean has conducted “cyber” research for defense contractors (that’s what they called it, ok?), had a great time being an application security consultant, co-organized BSidesLA for a number of years, and is a Managing Partner at Cytense. He has somehow convinced the amazing people below to help him put on this con, and he’s quite happy about that.

Sean is a veteran, and if you too are a vet and would like to attend ShellCon, send him an email.

RaiseMe Careers
Lori joined her first Internet startup as a senior system administrator. When that company went public, she was hooked, and helping smaller firms prevail against well established rivals has been her passion ever since. She is currently COO at a company that specializes in technical consulting and training. Lori is also a mother of five. Between the kids, the dog, and the horse, she is grateful for a full and happy home, and the occasional escape to the woods with her husband.

Hacker Village
funsized has been playing or running hacking villages since 2010. Unable to pick one hobby, he decided to try as many as he could. He enjoys robotics, software defined radios, machining, tamper evident devices, hardware hacking and juggling. He’s also an avid foodie, and will talk cooking with anyone who asks.

CFP, Comma Nazi
Somehow doesn't have a Twitter
My name is Jarrad, and I'm a sysadmin. I like Linux, tall glasses of milk, and scripting. My pet peeves are unnecessary commas and unquoted parameter expansions.

Infrastructure/SME of everything
Davie wasn't so much born as assembled in the Cisco factory. After a rogue network engineer gave him life, Davie set about finding his purpose in the real world. Traversing from subnet to subnet, he is always looking for new ways that he can bring his networks togther, but IRL and on the net. His hobbies include building crazy live disks, ferret racing, and hanging out in trashcans.

Panda joined a Linux User Group while working on a masters in sports medicine. From there, she jumped down the rabbit hole called information security and that led to ShellCon. She use to fix bodies, but now she learns to break systems. One day she will merge her skills and #PWN4Life.

Sónia D. Castro
Public Relations
Sónia’s our natural born networker and media maven. She can usually be found in a large group of people organizing her next adventure. Be it a SCUBA diving trip to Belize, visiting her homeland of Portugal, or a picnic at the beach, this water baby likes to have water in sight, a plan of action, and her little dog by her side.

Victor A.K.A. "Nightmare"
Volunteer Manager
@VicStar7 @VirtuallyTesting
Nightmare does Network Security.

Barbi Scott
Creative Director
Barbi aka cinnamonflower is a graphic designer by trade, but she’s always gravitated socially toward the IT world. She met Funsized in an elevator at Defcon 25, and she wouldn’t let him leave her sight until he gave her his twitter handle. A few weeks later, Funsized approached Barbi with the opportunity to collaborate in the newly-hatched idea of ShellCon, and she jumped at the chance, because she’d always wanted to work on graphics for an InfoSec convention. ShellCon is her labor of love, and when she’s not designing, she enjoys digging in her garden, talking to strangers, and recounting exaggerated stories at cocktail party gatherings.