What is SharkFest?
SharkFest™, launched in
2008, is a series of annual educational conferences staged in various
parts of the globe and focused on sharing knowledge, experience and best
practices among the Wireshark®
developer and user communities.
SharkFest attendees hone their skills in the art of packet analysis by
attending lecture and lab-based sessions delivered by the most seasoned
experts in the industry. Wireshark core code contributors also gather
during the conference days to enrich and evolve the tool to maintain its
relevance in ensuring the productivity of modern networks.
Learn more about SharkFest in our FAQ
SharkFest’s aim is to support ongoing Wireshark development, to educate
and inspire current and future generations of computer science and IT
professionals responsible for managing, troubleshooting, diagnosing and
securing legacy and modern networks, and to encourage widespread use of
the free analysis tool. Per Gerald Combs, Wireshark project Founder
…“Wireshark is a tool and a community. My job is to support both”.
- To educate current and future generations of network engineers,
network architects, application engineers, network consultants, and
other IT professionals in best practices for troubleshooting,
securing, analyzing, and maintaining productive, efficient
networking infrastructures through use of the Wireshark free, open
source analysis tool.
- To share use cases and knowledge among members of the Wireshark user
and developer communities in a relaxed, informal milieu.
- To remain a self-funded, independent, educational conference hosted
by a corporate sponsor.