Welcome to Summercon.ORG

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, New York, Washington, D.C., Austin, Las Vegas, and Amsterdam.


Final Speaker Update

May 26th, 2016

Our lineup has been set!

It is with great pleasure that we announce Dr. Matthew Green will be speaking at Summercon! For those unaware, Dr. Green is a respected cryptographer and security technologist who has over fifteen years of industry experience in computer security.

It’s time we rattle a few cages and poke some holes in encrypted messaging systems. Dr. Green will be diving deep into the most popular secure messaging platforms (and the holes that allowed him to completely decrypt them) in his talk, Not-so-secure Instant Messaging.

We can’t wait to see you and all our speakers this summer! Check back soon for more updates and news.

Edit: A tentative schedule has been posted! It might still require some fine-tuning as we get closer to July.

Sold Out

May 25th, 2016

That’s right folks, we are officially sold out. We have some amazing speakers lined up for you all — it’s gonna be fun!

Today, we are also announcing that Tyler Bohan will be joining us this year. Tyler is a Senior Research Engineer with the Cisco Talos Vulndev Team specializing in vulnerability research and exploitation. His talk, In the Zone: OSX Heap Exploitation, will dive deep into the OS X heap.

We hope you got your tickets!


May 24th, 2016

A man who needs little introduction in the hacker community, Mudge will be making his dent at Summercon this year. [Yeah, we're pretty excited]

Through DARPA, Google, and of course L0pht, Mudge has made a huge difference, especially in the security industry. Mudge will be here sharing his experiences with us – it's not something you're going to want to miss.

Check it out!

The Firewall Android Deserves

May 17th, 2016

With Google I/O kicking off this week, we’re excited to see all the latest news on Android’s latest release candidate. At Summercon, we’re going to explore all the ways we can break it!

David Wu will be joining us this year to discuss Android’s Binder IPC system — we’re going to cover all the ins and outs of Android’s latest permissions setup. Check it out!

P.S. If you haven’t already… get your tickets soon.

Mad Dog 380

May 11th, 2016

Only about two more months to go until you can join us at Summercon! Who else is excited?

Today, we are beyond happy to announce that Travis Goodspeed will be joining us this year!

Travis will be showing us some of his latest reverse engineering tricks and, among other things, will be showing off a few secrets with the Tytera MD380. We can’t wait!

Let's Talk Car Hacking

April 11th, 2016

Happy Monday all! Who else wants to talk about car hacking? Well, you'll have your chance at Summercon! Karl Koscher will be joining us to discuss the past, present, and future of car hacking, and where he believes the industry is headed.

We've got an amazing lineup of presentations this year and we're just getting started. Welcome aboard Karl!

Crypto for the People

April 8th, 2016

Get ready folks! Nick Sullivan will be joining us at Summercon 2016!

Nick, a leading cryptography and security technologist, will be presenting Crypto for the People a talk that will explain the latest set of cryptographic vulnerabilities in plain english.

We’re super excited to have Nick on board and will have more updates in the coming weeks!

Early April Updates

April 5th, 2016

We're happy to announce that Natalie Silvanovich will be a part of the 2016 Summercon line-up!

Natalie will be presenting on the Secret Life of ActionScript. Checkout the Speakers section for her bio and the Presentations section for some more info on her talk.

More announcements coming throughout the month!

Tickets on sale!

March 11th, 2016

Tickets are officially on sale for Summercon 2016: HERE

The venue is helping out with ticket sales this year so please email us with any questions you may have and we'll try to help you out. [Full link: http://www.littlefieldnyc.com/event/910939-summercon-2016-brooklyn/]

Time and Venue

March 10th, 2016

We've finalized the time and venue for this year's Summercon. The dates are still the 15th and 16th, and the conference times will be from 12pm to 6pm at Littlefield in Brooklyn, New York. See the Conference page for more details.

Coming Soon!

March 1st, 2016

The Summercon wheels are back in motion. We've wiped the slate clean to prepare for the 2016 conference. Everything will be announced in the coming weeks (and months) so check back for important updates.