What is ShellCon?
An annual hacker/infosec conference in Los Angeles, CA
When: We don’t know yet, but close to the end of 2018. Keep an eye on @shellconla and sign up for our mailing list above!
Where: see above
ShellCon is a conference focused around community, hacking, and getting your hands dirty. At ShellCon, you’ll walk away from each talk/workshop itching to try what you just learned. Presentations and events will have a focus on practicality and real world use. We’re dreamers who need to get things done.
ShellCon 2017 was our first official con, and we’re currently working hard locking down a date and location for 2018. In the meantime, checkout our 2017 videos, keep an eye on our twitter, and check back here periodically for updates.
ShellCon 2018 is coming.
If you’d like to learn more about ShellCon, keep reading!
Diversity and Harassment Statement
ShellCon is committed to creating a conference that is as diverse and inclusive as possible. We are committed to ensuring the conference is a place where ideas are exchanged, old friends get together, new friends meet and harassment is not tolerated. We expect organizers, speakers, attendees and sponsor representatives to be professional and courteous to each other. We reserve the right to remove, without refund or warning, ANY attendee who is unable to adhere to this policy. If you have any questions about diversity or see harassment at the conference, please contact us immediately.
Community-organized and Volunteer Driven
ShellCon is a community-organized information security non-profit staffed by professionals and enthusiasts in Los Angeles. Our mission is to:
Create and cultivate opportunities within the information security community for hackers and professionals to learn and grow their technical skills and knowledge.
Build a group of like-minded individuals focused on building each other up and creating a healthy environment that promotes learning and creativity.
Be the bridge between people just starting out in Information Security and the talented leaders in the industry.
Assist IT professionals with finding jobs that match their skill level and also provides opportunities to learn new skills and grow careers.
That’s a really fancy way of saying we love hackers and the infosec community.
We organize community events in the Greater Los Angeles area that focus on hacking, information security, and bringing like-minded people together to create cool stuff. We are currently in the planning stages for ShellCon 2018.
Our yearly conference is a growing event that is focused on creating an atmosphere of open communication, collaboration, and connection. We value community, technical knowledge, and getting your hands dirty. We want you to walk away from ShellCon with an itch to try what you just learned and the knowledge to do so. Presentations and events at the con will have a focus on practicality and real world use.
To potential speakers
Can attendees walk out of your presentation, sit down and put what they learned to use immediately? Practical guides to malware analysis, red team primers, OSINT for pentesting and Buggy Mobile Apps are great examples from 2017.
Ask yourself how your will ideas help people in our community grow? Present the kind of material that will impact our attendees and their organizations in lasting ways.
Can you say Hacker Village? Of course you can. Check ours out! The Hacker Village retains the ethos of usefulness and practicality the con is centered around, with an additional hands on aspect.
We are interested in helping professionals attain their goals for careers and learning. RaiseMe is an effort to help people improve resumes and interview skills and connect them with hiring managers at companies that are in need to talented individuals. RaiseMe events occur during our annual conference, and our workshops.
We are expanding our focus to include training events throughout the year so that we can continue to connect with individuals who want to develop beginning through advanced skills in red and blue team roles. Learn more at https://workshops.shellcon.io.
Made it this far? Interested in volunteering? Fill out our volunteer form and we’ll reach out soon. We’ll need the most help the day of the con, but we have events throughout the year and could use a hand then too! Interested in presenting a workshop with ShellCon? Think you can make ShellCon better? Come join us!
*Immediately useful, or practical. We reserve the right to replace ‘practical’ with ‘really, really cool’ if we want to.