It's Time for CodeCon 2.0

by L. Koonts

CodeCon is back. CodeCon 2.0, brought to you by San Francisco Bay Area technologists Bram Cohen and Len Sassaman, is a unique conference that showcases active, working software development projects, presented by the actual code developers at the very sensible hour of 12 noon.

CodeCon 1.0 brought together many P2P hackers and members of the Open Source community in real life (IRL) for the first time. CodeCon 2.0 continues the focus on functional applications that enhance individual power and liberty, can be discussed freely, are generally useful, and demonstrate novelty in technical approaches, security assumptions and end-user functionality.

Sponsored by Linux Journal, Google, LinuxFund, Speakeasy Networks, No Starch Press and craigslist, CodeCon continues to be a high-quality, low-cost conference. Early on-line registration, by Feb. 15, is $75. After that, admission fees are only $95 for the three-day event, payable in cash at the door. CodeCon strongly encourages presenters from non-commercial and academic backgrounds to attend by providing free registration to workshop presenters and discounted registration to full-time students.

CodeCon 2.0 runs February 22-24, 2003, at Club NV (525 Howard Street) in San Francisco, California. On Sunday evening, February 25, CodeCon will host a fundraising dinner to benefit the California Community Colocation Project, which will feature a special guest speaker. A group PGP key-signing will take place Monday afternoon.

Wireless internet access and local networking connectivity again will be available at the event, and a live audio feed will be available from the CodeCon web site.

See the web site for detailed schedule information.

Presentation Schedule

Saturday, February 22

Cryptopy, by Paul Lambert: Pure Python Crypto

OpenRatings, by J. Paul Reed, Brian Morris and Kennan Blehm: An Open-Source Professor Ratings Engine

GNU Radio, by Eric Blossom and Matt Ettus: Hacking the RF Spectrum with Free Software and Hardware

Neurogrid, by Sam Joseph: Decentralized Fuzzy Meta-Data Search

Panel, Larry McVoy, Greg Stein and Jonathan Shapiro: Current Developments in Version Control

Sunday, February 23

Alluvium, by Brandon Wiley: P2P Media Streaming for Low-Bandwidth Broadcasters

HOTorNOT, by Jim Young, James Hong: A Working Example of Well-Designed Web Site User Interface

Hydan, by Rakan El-Khalil: Steganographically Conceal a Message into Executable Applications

Mixminion, by Nick Mathewson: A Next-Generation Anonymous Remailer

Paketto Keiretsu, by Dan Kaminsky: Interesting and Useful Techniques for TCP/IP Networking

Monday, February 24

Khashmir, by Andrew Loewenstern: A Distributed Hash Table Library upon which Applications Can Be Built

DeepGreen, by Michael F Korns: Agent-Oriented Investment Analysis Designed to Be Self-Funding

YouServ, by Roberto Bayardo: A Communal Web-Hosting System for the Masses

Bayonne, by David Sugar and Rich Bodo: Telephony Application Services for Freely Licensed Operating Systems

Advogato, by Raph Levien: Good Metadata, Even When under Attack, Based on a Trust Metric


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