2018 Pass the SALT has currently reached this stage:
November, 2018 : announcement of the 2019 edition
mid January, 2019 : opening of the Call For Papers
March 31, 2019 : closing of the Call For Paper
April 15, 2019 : notification to the speakers
April 30, 2019 : publication of the program
Mid May, 2019 : opening of the booking interface
(entrance is free but due to the capacity of the room, booking is required).
July 1-3, 2019 : the conference :-)
conference start: Monday July, 1nd 2019 2:00PM
conference end: Wednesday July, 3th 2019 5:00PM
Polytech is ~20 min away from the center of Lille using the metro line 1 ("4 Cantons Stade Pierre Mauroy" stop).
The last meters are the easy part. On the roundabout near the metro stop, the direction to Polytech school (conference location) is indicated, just follow the "Polytech Lille" on the traffic signs.
The center of Lille or the "Vieux Lille" district in the North are quiet good areas for your hotel due to the beauty of these districts and the quality of the restaurants and bars available there ;-)
take TGV train to Lille Europe or Lille Flandres stations : 1 hour
take TGV train at Charles de Gaulle 2 train station inside the airport
to Lille Europe station : 50 min.
use a national train to reach Brussels Midi station (30-40 min) and then ...
take a TGV or Thalys or Eurostar train to Lille Europe station : 35 min
Talks will be about Free Software and Security.
All the talks shall be given in English so as to open the conference to non-French speaking speakers in the most comfortable manner.
Have a look at the schedule of the 2018 edition
which hosted 28 talks, grouped in 8 sessions :)
For its first edition, Pass the SALT hosted 5 workshops to discover new security-related free software projects.
Network security, theat intel and IAM were on the 2018 agenda.
Come to enjoy and practice!
Exchange experiences, create new relationships with approachable attendees or speakers. People have very different profiles: hackitivists, professional security reversers, Free Software enthusiasts, etc. All of that in a warm and open-minded ambiance :)