Friday, April 1, 2011

Quasi-annual semi-disclaimer

I need to head off a little confusion, most folks know this, but here goes:

I am the Community Development Manager for Astaro.  It is a great job, with a great company, and I’m eager to assist people with the products and the company any way I can.  BUT, I am not in the sales, support, or development teams- nor can I snap my fingers and make things happen (believe me, I’ve tried).  Unless I state otherwise in a conversation, presentation, whatever- I do not speak for Astaro, its founders, employees, etc.  If you want to contact me about Astaro, I want to hear from you and will do whatever I can to answer questions or assist you; please drop me a line at jdaniel [at], or hit me up on Twitter @Astaro_JD.

I am one of the co-founders of Security B-Sides, and am one of the core group of people who help keep it rolling and growing.  I also help run some of the events.  As I have said many times, the B-Sides phenomenon is amazing, the community is beyond amazing, and I am both proud and humbled to be a part of it.  BUT, I am not B-Sides, I’m just one of the team.  Unless I state otherwise, I do not speak for B-Sides, and any opinions expressed are my own.  I specifically maintain some distance from some things in the B-Sides world, generally involving specific sponsorship and financial matters.  This is because I work for a sponsor and do not want any appearance of conflict.  I am eager to answer questions about B-Sides, help organizers where I can, connect people- whatever I can to to help sustain Security B-Sides.  To contact me about B-Sides, please send a note to jack [at]  For general information (or to reach the core team) please send messages to info [at]

Note: I have considered a separate blog for B-Sides commentary and updates, but instead will continue to post B-Sides content here- but out of deference for those who may not be interested, I will make sure the title of all B-Sides posts begins with “B-Sides” so that you can skip them if you are so inclined.

If you want to contact me about anything other than B-Sides or Astaro, and don’t know where to turn, I’m on Twitter @jack_daniel or you can email me at jdaniel [at]

Now, back to not blogging enough.  Except I really need to do that blog on Frankie’s Tiki Room over on the other blog.