Summercon

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Summercon is one of the oldest hacker conventions, and the longest running such conference in America. It helped set a precedent for more modern "cons" such as H.O.P.E. and DEF CON, although it has remained smaller and more personal. Summercon has been hosted in cities such as Pittsburgh, St. Louis, Atlanta, Washington, D.C., Austin, Las Vegas, and Amsterdam. Originally run by Phrack, the underground ezine, and held annually in St. Louis, the organizational responsibilities of running Summercon were transferred to clovis in 1998 and the convention took place in Atlanta, dubbed 'Summercon X'.

In its modern incarnation, it is currently organized by redpantz and shmeck, who emphasize the importance of face-to-face interaction as technology increasingly mediates relationships between members of the information security community. Summercon is open to everyone, including "hackers, phreakers, phrackers, feds, 2600 kids, cops, security professionals, U4EA, r00t kids club, press, groupies, chicks, conference whores, k0d3 kids, convicted felons, and concerned parents."[1]

Year Location Notes
1987 St. Louis, MO Held at June 19-21
1988 St. Louis, MO Held at July 22-24
1989 St. Louis, MO Held at June 23-25
1990 St. Louis, MO Held at June 22-24
1991 St. Louis, MO Officially titled CyberView,[2] it was held at June 21-23
1992 St. Louis, MO Held at June 26-28
1993 St. Louis, MO
1995 Atlanta, GA Held at the downtown Clarion Hotel by Erik Bloodaxe/LOD/Phrack, June 2-4
1996 Washington, D.C Held at June 15-16
1997 Atlanta, GA Held at May 31-June 2
1998 Atlanta, GA Held at Comfort Inn, Downtown, June 5-7
1999 Atlanta, GA Held at CNN Omni Hotel, June 4-6
2000 Atlanta, GA Held at CNN Omni Hotel, June 2-4
2001 Amsterdam, NL Held at the Hotel Krasnapolsky, June 1-3
2002 Washington, D.C Held at the Renaissance Washington D.C. Hotel, May 31-June 2
2003 Pittsburgh, PA Held at the University Club, June 6-8
2004 Pittsburgh, PA Held at the University Club, June 11-13
2005 Austin, TX Held at the Omni Austin Hotel Downtown, June 3-5
2006 Las Vegas, NV Held at the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino, Aug 4-6
2007 Atlanta, GA Held at the Wyndham Midtown Hotel, Aug 24-26
2008 Atlanta, GA Held at the Wyndham Midtown Hotel, May 30-June 1
2009 Atlanta, GA Held at the Hotel Midtown, June 5-6
2010 New York, NY Held at the Delancey, June 18-20
2011 Brooklyn, NY Held at Littlefield, June 10-12
2012 Brooklyn, NY Held at Littlefield, June 8-10
2013 Hell's Kitchen, Manhattan, NY Held at 404, June 7-8

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Official SummerCon 2003 Announcement". Bugtraq. Retrieved 21 December 2011. 
  2. ^ Sterling, Bruce (1991). "CyberView 91 Report". Retrieved 2008-10-07. 

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