Without them we just couldn't run BSides events in Scotland. We are a non-profit community group, so the event is paid for entirely by sponsors. This is in the form of funds from our Platinum, Gold and Silver sponsors, and in more diverse ways from our community sponsors, such as production of the badges by the Car Hacking Village team, training workshops such as the Lock Picking Village, and more general support by others.
Please go and check them out on our Sponsor page and on the day please speak to them - some have jobs, some will have workshops, and some are providing career guidance, but they do want to see you. Otherwise they wouldn't be sponsors.