The health and well-being of the Wireshark community and SharkFest conference attendees is our top priority. We are closely monitoring the updates and advisories regarding COVID-19. At this time, we have no plans to cancel SharkFest'20 US in July. If the situation escalates and we have to cancel the conference, all attendees will receive full refunds of their registration fees.
Gerald Combs is the original developer of Wireshark, the award-winning network protocol analyzer. He started the project in 1998 (under the name Ethereal) while working at an ISP. Since then, many bright and talented people have contributed to the project. Currently, Gerald is the Director of Open Source Projects for Riverbed Technology, which sponsors Wireshark and WinPcap.