CodeCon 3.0 Call for Papers

by Bram Cohen

CodeCon is the premier showcase of active hacker projects. It is an excellent opportunity for developers to demonstrate their work and keep abreast of what's going on in their community. CodeCon 3.0 will be held February 20-22, 2004, in San Francisco, California.

All presentations must include working demonstrations, ideally open-source. Presenters must be one of the active developers of the code in question. We emphasize that demonstrations be of working code.

CodeCon strongly encourages presenters from non-commercial and academic backgrounds to attend for the purposes of collaboration and sharing knowledge by providing free registration to workshop presenters and discounted registration to full-time students.

We hereby solicit papers and demonstrations. Papers and proposals are due on December 15, 2003. Authors will be notified on January 1, 2004.

Possible topics include but are by no means restricted to:

  • Community-based Web sites - forums, weblogs, personals

  • Development tools - languages, debuggers, version control

  • File sharing systems - swarming distribution, distributed search

  • Security products - mail encryption, intrusion detection, firewalls

Presentations will be a 45 minutes long, with 15 minutes allocated for Q&A. Overruns will be truncated.

Submission Details

Submissions are being accepted immediately. The conference language is English. Our venue will be 21+.

Ideally, demonstrations should be usable by attendees with 802.11b connected devices either using a Web interface or locally on Windows, UNIX-like or MacOS platforms. Cross-platform applications are most desirable.

If you have a specific day on which you would prefer to present, please advise us.

To submit, send mail to "" that includes the following information:

  • Project name

  • URL of project home page

  • Tagline - one sentence or less summing up what the project does

  • Names of presenter(s) and URLs of their home pages, if they have any

  • One-paragraph bios of presenters (optional)

  • Project history, no more than a few sentences

  • What will be done in the project demo

  • Major achievement(s) so far

  • Claim(s) to fame, if any

  • Future plans

The Program Chair is Bram Cohen, and the General Chair is Len Sassaman. The Program Committee consists of Bram Cohen, Len Sassaman, Jonathan Moore, Jered Floyd, Brandon Wiley and Jeremy Bornstein.


If your organization is interested in sponsoring CodeCon, we would love to hear from you. In particular, we are looking for sponsors for social meals and parties on any of the three days of the conference, as well as sponsors of the conference as a whole, prizes or awards for quality presentations, scholarships for qualified applicants, and assistance with transportation or accommodation for presenters with limited resources. If you might be interested in sponsoring any of these aspects, please contact the conference organizers at "".

Press Policy

CodeCon strives to be a conference for developers, with strong audience participation. As such, we need to limit the number of complimentary passes for non-developer attendees. Press passes are limited to one pass per publication, and they must be approved prior to the registration deadline (to be announced later). If you are a member of the press and interested in covering CodeCon, please contact us early by sending email to Members of the press who do not receive press passes are welcome to participate as regular conference attendees.


If you have questions about CodeCon or would like to contact the organizers, please mail Please note this address is only for questions and administrative requests and is not for workshop presentation submissions.

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