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CodeCon was an annual conference for software hackers and technology enthusiasts, held every year between 2002 and 2009. CodeCon was not intended to be a computer security conference, but a conference with a focus on software developers doing presentations of technologies, as computer programs, rather than products.[1]


Bram Cohen and Len Sassaman are credited with devising and organizing the first conference at the DNA Lounge in San Francisco, California in 2002. The conference was the result of discussion on building a small, programmer-focused convention. Some projects discussed at the first CodeCon include BitTorrent and Peek-a-Booty.[2][3][4][5] There were also panel discussions, including one about the legality of hacking, which focused on the actions of the MPAA and RIAA against peer-to-peer file sharing networks.[6]

Later conferences have included discussions on P2P, and the Helios voting system.[7]

Sassaman proposed to his then-girlfriend Meredith L. Patterson during the Q&A after her presentation at the 2006 CodeCon; the two were later married.[8]

Other uses[edit]

Bloomberg's CodeCon programming contest platform and events.[9]

An abbreviation for Re/code's Code Conference.[10]


  1. ^ "Information Security News - CodeCon 2009 Call for Presentations". Jan 2009.
  2. ^ "Bram Cohen interview". 22 April 2009.
  3. ^ Knight, Will (2002-02-19). "Peekabooty aims to banish internet censorship". New Scientist.
  4. ^ "CodeCon to trailblaze emerging tech". 2003-01-24.
  5. ^ "CodeCon - 2002". Archived from the original on 2004-02-16.
  6. ^ "Story". 20 Feb 2002. Archived from the original on 2004-02-01.
  7. ^ L. Koontz (13 Feb 2003). "It's Time for CodeCon 2.0".
  8. ^ Slutsky, Irina (11 December 2008). "Len Sassaman & Meredith Patterson are CodeCon Valentines". YouTube. GeekEntertainment.TV.
  9. ^ "Bloomberg Builds New Coding Contest Platform". 2015-02-04.
  10. ^ "'Star Trek' universal translator becomes reality in new Skype feature". 2014-05-28.

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