[Vol-users] OSDFCon CFP and Autopsy Module Competition

Brian Carrier carrier at digital-evidence.org
Wed Apr 13 13:36:44 CDT 2016

It’s time to start getting ready for the 7th Annual OSDFCon by submitting your presentation idea, writing an Autopsy module, and saving the date on your calendar.   OSDFCon is the 1-day event to attend each year to learn about the latest open source digital forensics and incident response tools with over 400 of your colleagues. 


Conference Date: October  26, 2016
Location: Herndon, VA


Each year, OSDFCon gives developers and users a platform to talk about the open source software they love.  We want to hear your presentation and hands-on workshop ideas.  Submissions are due by  June 1.  

Past presentations have covered new software, new features in mature software, modules for plug-in frameworks, and use cases that integrate several pieces of software. A detailed list of topics and submission details can be found here: 



For the third year, Basis Technology is organizing an Autopsy module writing competition.  The modules can be written in Python or Java and we have tutorials to help you get started.    Learning to write Autopsy modules will make you more effecient because Autopsy takes care of providing access to files, user interface, and reporting.  All you have to do is focus on some cool analytics. 

The winners will be chosen by the OSDFCon attendees and the top three will get cash prizes.    If we get 12 or more submissions (the number that the Volatility project got last year), Basis Technology will double the prize amounts.   Submissions are due by October 17 (6 months away!). Links to tutorials and submission details can be found here:



OSDFCon is the premier event focused exclusively on open source digital forensics tools, OSDFCon offers short talks over the course of a single day. These talks are packed with information and present a unique opportunity to learn about new (often free) tools and provide feedback directly to developers.  Basis Technology is the organizing sponsor of the event and it is free for government employees to attend. 

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