Last updated at Thu, 19 Jul 2018 19:30:00 GMT

Want to chat with members of the Metasploit Framework core dev team about open source security in Vegas this year...without having to plan a presentation or trawl for an invitation? Metasploit is “hosting” the fourth annual Open Source Security Meetup (OSSM) in Las Vegas on August 9, and this time we’re going back to our OSSM roots: no rented space, no tickets, no guest list, no structured presentations—just a bunch of open source security developers and fans stopping by to talk shop and share ideas.

Where? When?

We'll be hanging out around the Lobby Bar area at Caesars Palace from 4 PM - 6 PM on Thursday, August 9 to talk open source development with anyone who cares to drop by.

Are you an open source security developer yourself?
Let us know in our survey here that you'd like to come and chat about your project with attendees; we'll have some Metasploit t-shirts on hand for OSS developers.

What’s different this year?

This year's OSSM is a true grassroots meetup, not a hosted event. There are no formal talks or presentations, and you don't need a ticket or an invitation to attend. Just show up, look for the folks in Metasploit shirts, and share what you're working or what you'd like to see from the open source security world in the future.

Can't make OSSM but still want to say hi to us in Las Vegas? Visit us at the Rapid7 booth at BSides, where there will be an instance of Metasploitable3 to play around with, or at Rapid7's DEF CON table, where we'll be selling limited edition Metasploit t-shirts to benefit the EFF. See everywhere you can find Rapid7 in Vegas here.