The health and safety of the Wireshark and SharkFest communities is of the utmost importance to us and will continue to be our top priority. Due to recent evolving circumstances regarding COVID-19, as well as the current and continuing travel restrictions, the SharkFest'20 US conference has been cancelled.
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.