History of the Wireshark Project: Reminiscing on the Past 15 Years
Gerald Combs, Ethereal/Wireshark Project Founder and special guests
Monday, June 17th, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Gerald Combs will deliver an overview of Wireshark, including milestones along the way and plans for its evolution. He will also be joined by core developers and other key supporters who will tell their stories of involvement with the project over its’ 15-year lifespan.
"The Nice Thing About Standards is That There are so Many of Them!” Musings of an Early Networker
Rich Seifert, M.S.E.E., M.B.A., J.D., President of Networks and Communications Consulting
Tuesday, June 18th, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Mr. Seifert will discuss the original DEC-Intel-Xerox Ethernet development and the evolution of network standards over the past 30 years. From early battles between Ring, Star, and Bus topologies through the market war among Ethernet, Token Ring, and ATM, he will provide insight into why some technologies succeed and others fail. As a test of that insight, he will revisit his 2001 proclamation of "Stupid Network Ideas" to see where he was right and where he wasn’t.
To Engineer is Human…So is Being Lazy: A Conversation on Network Vulnerability
Charles Kaplan, Technical Director, Office of the CTO, Riverbed
Wednesday, June 19th, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Most security is designed to keep honest people honest. Not surprisingly, most vulnerabilities are the result of systems being used and abused in a way never anticipated by the author. Users have an innate ability to find workarounds to any security roadblocks — real and perceived. Yet that same human nature that drives us to find workarounds can be harnessed as a means of exposing opportunities for improvement. Despite (security) being a hot topic these days, the likely result of ever-more-sophisticated attacks and a greatly expanded surface area upon which to attack, most people simply don't take it as seriously as they should.
Clark Kerr Campus
Registered Sharkfest '13 attendees are encouraged to stay at the dorms at Clark Kerr Campus, a Spanish mission style complex located on campus and just steps away from the conference. Room blocks have also been reserved at the Shattuck and Durant Hotels, listed below. If you would like recommendations for other local accommodations, please send a request to email@example.com.
The two and three-bedroom suites are fully furnished and have attractive living rooms along with one or two bathrooms that are shared by the occupants of the suite. Each lockable bedroom includes a bed with fresh linen, duvets and towels. There are laundry rooms and vending machines located in the complex.
Each attendee will get his/her own room. The common space, which includes the living room and bathrooms, are shared in the suites.
To learn more visit the Clark Kerr Campus website.
Hotel Shattuck Plaza
2086 Allston Way
Berkeley, CA 94704
Phone Number 510-845-7300
Fax Number: 510-845-7320
Hotel Shattuck Promo Code – RIV13
Event attendees are offered a special group rate of $154 per night at the Hotel Shattuck. Simply select the “Promo/Corporate Code” option on the top left side of the reservations page, and enter the courtesy rate code “RIV13” to view the discounted rates and room availability. You can also call the hotel directly at 510-845-7300 or 866-466-9199 (toll-free) and ask for the Riverbed Technology/Sharkfest rate.
2600 Durant Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94704
Located a few blocks east of downtown the Hotel Durant also offers attendees a discounted rate of $145 per night. You can also call the hotel at 510-845-8981 or 800-238-7268 (toll-free) and ask for the special Sharkfest rate. The full service contemporary boutique hotel is just steps away from Clark Kerr Campus.
Parking is available at the Clark Kerr campus from Sunday the 16th through Friday the 21st and is included in SHARKFEST and Bootcamp registration fees.
1. Receive Wireshark immersion training in a relaxed, informal setting
2. Interact with core developers in a 4-day hackathon
3. Influence Wireshark project direction
4. Network with peers and industry experts to exchange best practices for network and protocol analysis, network security, and troubleshooting
5. Participate in hands-on labs with world-class veteran network consultants and trainers
6. Three keynote addresses by illustrious networking industry influencers
7. WCNA Boot Camp with Laura Chappell: Pre-certification training held on campus available to SHARKFEST attendees at a discounted rate
8. Forge new partnerships and business relationships with large enterprises, federal and local government agencies, educational institutions, network consultants, and Riverbed strategic partners