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, a locksport village hosted by TOOOL DC, and Ghost in the Shellcode. ShmooCon XVI is scheduled to be held January 31 through February 2, 2020.

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 and later returned to the Washington Hilton in Washington, D.C..

  • ShmooCon I: February 4–6, 2005: ≈ 400 attendees
  • ShmooCon II: January 13–15, 2006: ≈ 700 attendees
  • ShmooCon III: March 23–25, 2007: Sold out; > 900 attendees
  • ShmooCon IV: February 15–17, 2008: Sold out; > 1200 attendees
  • ShmooCon V: February 6–8, 2009: Sold out; > 1600 attendees
  • ShmooCon VI: February 5–7, 2010: Sold out; around 1600 attendees
  • ShmooCon VII: January 28–30, 2011: Sold out; > 1600 attendees
  • ShmooCon VIII: January 27–29, 2012: Sold out; > 1800 attendees
  • ShmooCon IX: February 15–17, 2013: Sold out; > 1600 attendees
  • ShmooCon X: January 17–19, 2014: Sold out; > 1900 attendees.
  • ShmooCon XI: January 16–18, 2015: Sold out; > 1900 attendees
  • ShmooCon XII: January 19-21, 2016: Sold out; > 1500 attendees [1]
  • ShmooCon XIII: January 13–15, 2017: Sold out; ≈ 2200 attendees [2]
  • ShmooCon XIV: January 19-21, 2018: Sold out; ≈ 2200 attendees [3]
  • ShmooCon XV: January 18-20, 2019: Sold out; ≈ 2200 attendees [4]
  • ShmooCon XVI: January 31-February 2, 2020:

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 $2,540 $1,660 $1,490 for One Laptop per Child $5,690
2009 ~$2,500 ~$2,500 $3,290 for Covenant House from raffle ~$8,290
2010 $2,704 $3,324 $2,284 for American Red Cross $8,312
2011 $5,010 $7,640 $12,650
2012 $6,215 $6,175 $12,390
2013 $7,165 $6,250 $13,415
2014 $5,600 $6,700 $12,300 [5]
2015 $8,050 $7,920 $15,970 [6]
2016
2017 $4,185 $4,010 $3,490 for Child's Play (charity) $11,685 [7]
2018 $7,330 $6,715 $4,176 for The Planetary Society $18,221 [8]
2019 TBD TBD TBD for No Starch Press Foundation TBD

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