The World’s First Convention For Jailbreakers Will Be In California This September [Jailbreak]

The World’s First Convention For Jailbreakers Will Be In California This September [Jailbreak]

America’s first jailbreak convention is scheduled to take place on September 29th, 2012 at the South San Francisco Conference Center in California. The guys behind JailbreakCon, formerly known as MyGreatFest, have also announced the convention’s star-studded speaker lineup.

The creator of Cydia, the jailbreak equivalent to Apple’s App Store, will be headlining the event again. The convention kicked off in London, U.K. last year to warm reception from the rest of the jailbreak community. Expect even better things from JailbreakCon 2012!

JailbreakCon, or the World Wide Jailbreak Convention (WWJC), is the first event to ever be dedicated to jailbreaking iOS. It’s a place for jailbreak enthusiasts and developers to network and share ideas. The event is still 6 months away, but many prominent members of the community have committed to speak and lead workshops for attendees.

Jay ‘saurik’ Freeman, creator of Cydia, will be back to speak on the state of jailbreaking. Ryan Petrich, one of the most prolific Cydia developers, will also be presenting. Ryan is known for jailbreak tweaks like Display Recorder, Action Menu, Activator, and more. The Chronic Dev Team will also be back to talk about creating jailbreaks and the success of their recent release for the iPhone 4S and iPad 2. Hackers and developers like iH8sn0w, Josh Tucker, Aaron Ash, and others will be giving talks and leading hands-on workshops on topics like conceptual design and tweak development. You can see the current lineup in its entirety here. More speakers will be added as the date approaches.

Ticket pricing and the event’s full schedule have yet to be announced, so stay tuned for more details. Cult of Mac will be covering JailbreakCon 2012, so let us know if you plan on attending! We’d love to see you there.

Update: Cult of Mac is now an official media sponsor for WWJC. Tickets are also on sale.

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  • TechUser

    Perfect Sting opportunity.  Just sayin!

  • iCarbonsdotcom

    Looking forward to seeing everyone there! It’s going to EPIC

  • prof_peabody

    First, and last.  

    Jailbreaking is already a fading skill that an ever *decreasing* percentage of users are interested in or avail themselves of.    

  • iDaBoss

    Woot woot

  • MacHead84

    Since when did a collection of 14-17 year olds become a convention and not summer camp?

  • joewaylo

    True there. Apple can pay the FBI to arrest all of them and confiscate their iPhones as evidence for jail-breaking.

  • Paul Morris

    I assume you are fully aware that thanks to DMCA exemptions, the act of jailbreak ones device for the installation of previously unapproved software is entirely legal as long as said act doesn’t infringe upon copyright or anyones IP? 

    I also assume you are aware that “Paying the FBI” would be testament to bribing federal officials and an illegal act? So in essence you are saying you advocating that someone does something illegal to arrest people doing something totally legal.

    Maybe have a think next time before you speak. Usually yields better results to be informed on subjects.

  • Paul Morris

    Decreasing? Provide your statistics please.

    Last metrics I viewed showed that Cydia had a record increase in new account creations and device service usage. Sounds like an increase to me.

  • Brandon Dillon

    Aside from tethering and 3G Unrestrictor (FaceTime and updates over 3G), I don’t see much point in jailbreaking. There’s some nifty little tweaks around, but some make my iOS devices run sluggishly, themes especially.

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