We've decided on a location and date for JailbreakCon 2015! It will be on June 20-21 in a wonderful historic building near downtown San Francisco. We'll be announcing venue details, speaker information, ticket prices, and lots of other useful information soon — please follow @JailbreakCon for news.
Speaking: If you're interested in giving a mini-talk (usually about 5 minutes) about something you've made or another topic of interest to fellow jailbreakers, please email us with a description of your idea and we can discuss it with you and see if it fits the conference.
JailbreakCon is a weekend of learning more about jailbreaking and meeting both old and new friends in real life. It has workshops, presentations, and plenty of time to talk to fellow jailbreakers, including favorite tweak developers and theme designers.
You will learn a ton of new things, you will meet great people from around the world, and you will leave with a better understanding of the jailbreaking community and how it works.
On Saturday we'll have workshops and mini-talks, with a break for lunch at the venue with fellow conference attendees. On Saturday evening, there will be space at the conference venue to work on projects together and talk with friends.
Last year's workshops included: development for beginners, troubleshooting Cydia and jailbreaks, intermediate and advanced developer discussion, an introduction to theming, and improving wiki articles about jailbreaking.
On Sunday we'll have longer talks that dive deep into topics about tweak development, theme design, the jailbreaking community, and more. This will also have plenty of time for lunch at the venue with fellow attendees.
Last year's talks included: Filippo Bigarella explained the challenges of building Springtomize, Ryan Petrich shared how to build successful products, Kevin Bradley (nitoTV) explained why the Apple TV 3 isn't jailbroken yet, Thientam Bach (Surenix) talked about his design work with saurik and announced a surprise new product, Cyril Cattiaux (pod2g) told stories from the old days of jailbreaking, and saurik talked about how to make education work for you.
We've posted talk videos from 2014 on the JailbreakCon YouTube channel: most of Sunday's talks are available in this video playlist, and most of Saturday's mini-talks are available in this video playlist.
There are also tons of archived videos, photos, and articles in the JailbreakCon link collection on TheiPhoneWiki.
Curious what JailbreakCon is like?
A few selected articles about the experience of JailbreakCon:
San Francisco 2014: Jailbreak Community Members Explain Why They Wouldn't Miss It For The World (iDigitalTimes).
New York 2013: CopyTrans wrote down what they learned from the speakers.
San Francisco 2012: iJailbreak posted notes on the talks, with photos, and iDownloadBlog told "the tale of my three days at the epicenter of the jailbreak community". Before the event, here was a video interview with the organizer.
JailbreakCon is dedicated to having a safe and friendly conference for everyone, of any gender, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, or religion. We do not tolerate harassment of conference participants (for example insulting attendees offline or online during the conference), and anyone violating this rule may be expelled from the conference. Harassment of future participants before the conference may cause us to refund your ticket and ban you from attending. Please talk to Britta (or another conference staff member, such as Jay or Craig) if you run into any problems during the conference, so that we can help you. Thanks!
We'd love to hear from you and answer any questions you may have. JailbreakCon is run by SaurikIT and Craig Fox.
Email: JailbreakCon@SaurikIT.com or use the form below.
Feel free to ask us anything about the event. Questions about travel logistics? Would you like to help in some way? Need accommodations for a disability? Let us know!
"Really, @JailbreakCon makes you understand what being part of this community really means. It’s amazing!" @FilippoBiga
"@JailbreakCon was awesome this year. Talking with and meeting everyone is an experience you can get nowhere else." @conradev
"To all at @JailbreakCon: soak it up! Learn, teach, build relationships. It was one of the best times of my life." @JoshMTucker
"incredible incredible incredible day of meeting, talking, and working at #WWJC. wouldn’t have traded it for anything." @insanj
"Good meeting @Surenix, @saurik, @rpetrich and @brittagus. I owe so much to these guys. Very humbling day at #WWJC" @J_W97