Whether you want to connect with other security professionals and talk shop, or just decompress after a long day of presentations, you don’t want to miss out on the parties happening at RSA Conference this year. To help you maximize your social efficiency, we put together a comprehensive guide to all the RSA parties in town. With over 50 parties and counting (let us know if yours isn’t on the list), we’re confident that we’re all going to have a great time at RSA Conference this year!
Pro Tip: Parties do fill up, so if you want to make sure you can get into a party you’re interested in, be sure to RSVP!
Here are some of the highlights:
Jillian’s—The Place to Be
Jillian’s at the Metreon is right next door to Moscone Center, and as of right now is hosting five parties throughout the week. So if you’re looking for a cool party, but don’t want to walk more than half a block, head on into Jillian’s and you’re bound to find a good time! (Although you probably should RSVP first)
Breakfast Party (if you’re into that kind of thing)
For the ninth year running, Securosis is hosting the Disaster Recovery Breakfast on Thursday morning, starting at 8am. After a long week of conference going, this might be the perfect pick-me-up for the home stretch of the conference.
Show off Your Ping Pong Skills
SafeBreach is hosting a Cocktails and Ping Pong event on Wednesday night at SPiN Ping Pong Bar. Go up against former Olympic ping pong experts or just watch in awe.
The Overachiever Party
A week of conference sessions not enough for you? We are hosting a panel discussion (with drinks and food of course!) along with Sumo Logic and Trend Micro, on Monday night at 7pm. The topic:“DevSecOps is the Name, Implementing it in the Cloud is the Game.” Our always-entertaining CISO, Alvaro Hoyos, will be on the panel.
Worth the Uber Ride
If you’re into Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, you won’t want to miss the BJJ Smackdown event on Thursday night at 7pm. It’s not within walking distance of the Moscone, but @jermiahgclaims it’s well worth the 3 mile Uber ride.
Navigate like a local:
San Francisco runs on Uber and Lyft; be sure you have their apps on your phone before you arrive at RSA. Taxis can be very hard to find. Using a car to get around is not recommended, since parking is always a challenge in downtown San Francisco and many parking garages close up in the evening.
Post Party Snacks
If you’ve got the late night munchies, here is a Yelp page of restaurants around Moscone Center that are open after midnight. Yelp’s mobile app is another one worth downloading before you arrive.
Check out the full guide!
Check out our full RSA Conference party guide with locations, times and maps to help you plan your party going. Want to add a party or suggest an edit to one that’s listed? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.