ShmooCon Labs


It's yet another year and we obviously still need a network.  No one better than you to help us put together a setup that not only you, the conference attendees and speakers will use, but also those who will be enjoying the live streams of the talks over the tubes. 

One might ask, how can this be fun? That’s easy. 30 people with one goal:  36 hours to get network traffic flowing through the tubes as soon as possible, so we can all go get drinks. You can either utilize your foo to make things happen, or you can learn something new, or both. It’s up to you.

Prior to the event, you pick the group you want to working with.  We'll put you on the mailing list where we talk about network topology, configuration suggestions and all the planning shenanigans.  Once you show up at the Labs, you and your teammates are responsible for getting your area up and running.

The gear and technologies always vary a bit from year to year, but, the list usually goes as follows:

  • Systems (DHCP/ DNS, etc)
  • Cabling
  • Routing/ Switching
  • Network Monitoring
  • Wireless
  • Wireless IDS/IPS
  • Firewalls
  • SIEM
A few rules apply:
  • You will need a ShmooCon ticket in order to sign-up for ShmooCon Labs
  • You will need to be at the venue on January 15th, early in the morning.  That’s when we start setting up.
  • You will need to pay an additional 50 dollar fee



If you are attending ShmooCon, and would like to be considered for ShmooCon Labs please send a brief email to explaining why you would like to participate, what your areas of expertise are and what technologies you might be willing to learn.


Vendors have the opportunity of making sure they play well with others, in a relaxed (yet, fast-paced) environment with a bunch of people that could learn, like, recommend (and eventually, even put in a PO for ) your product(s).

If you are a vendor that would like to participate in ShmooCon Labs please send an email to , explaining your product offering and how you think it will compliment the ShmooCon network.

All vendors are expected to provide a product expert/engineer that is able to troubleshoot interoperability issues, possibly try new features in a real production environment as well as  teach and promote your product.

Last, but not the least, this is a very serious engagement, and no one will open your box and void warranties.