ShmooCon

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ShmooCon is an American hacker convention organized by The Shmoo Group. There are typically 40 different talks and presentations on a variety of subjects related to computer security and cyberculture. Multiple events are held at the convention related to cryptography and computer security such as Shmooganography, Hack Fortress, and Ghost in the Shellcode.

History[edit]

From 2005 to 2010, ShmooCon was held at the Marriott Wardman Park in Washington, D.C..

ShmooCon 2011-2012 was held at the Washington Hilton in Washington, D.C..

ShmooCon IX was held at the Hyatt Regency Washington in Washington, D.C..

ShmooCon X-XI returned to the Washington Hilton in Washington, D.C..

  • ShmooCon I: February 4–6, 2005: approximately 400 attendees
  • ShmooCon II: January 13–15, 2006: approximately 700 attendees
  • ShmooCon III: March 23–25, 2007: Sold out; over 900 attendees
  • ShmooCon IV: February 15–17, 2008: Sold out; over 1200 attendees
  • ShmooCon V: February 6–8, 2009: Sold out; over 1600 attendees
  • ShmooCon VI: February 5–7, 2010: Sold out; around 1600 attendees
  • ShmooCon VII: January 28–30, 2011: Sold out; over 1600 attendees
  • ShmooCon VIII: January 27–29, 2012: Sold out; over 1800 attendees
  • ShmooCon IX: February 15–17, 2013: Sold out; 1662 attendees
  • ShmooCon X: January 17–19, 2014: Sold out.
  • ShmooCon XI: January 16-18, 2015: Sold out.

Research Presented at ShmooCon[edit]

ShmooCon seeks to select talks that are original research and have not been presented at other conventions.

Charitable Efforts[edit]

Every year ShmooCon supports multiple charities, such as the Electronic Frontier Foundation and Hackers for Charity, by sponsoring T-shirt sales. Attendees are provided the opportunity to donate a fixed amount of money for a charity in exchange for a T-shirt.

Year EFF HFC Other Total
2008 $2540 $1660 $1490 for One Laptop per Child $5690
2009 ~$2500 ~$2500 $3290 for Covenant House from raffle ~$8290
2010 $2704 $3324 $2284 for American Red Cross $8312
2011 $5010 $7640 $12,650
2012 $6215 $6175 $12,390
2013 $7165 $6250 $13,415

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