BristleCon Recap - 2023


The first-ever BristleCon conference was hosted at Sofar Ocean’s headquarters in San Francisco, California, November 9-10, 2023. 

The two-day conference featured ocean innovations, speakers, demos, networking opportunities, and hands-on training with Bristlemouth, the first open standard for ocean connectivity.

Tim Janssen, CEO of Sofar Ocean, announced the Bristlemouth Accelerator Program alongside James Lindsay of Builders Vision, of which both companies are valuable strategic partners to Bristlemouth. The accelerator is an extension of the Pioneer program, which aims to catalyze the commercial development of Bristlemouth-based solutions with access to mentors, developer workshops, hackathons, and an opportunity to receive funding and prize money. Learn more about the program at


Bristlemouth Accelerator Announcement

Bristle Boat Regatta -a fun networking activity building boats with various propulsion methods for racing. 

Happy hour with Sea Shanty Wives Band special appearance 

Day 2 featured a full day of hands on Bristlemouth workshopping where Bristlemouth team members led attendees through Bristlemouth development guides 1-6. 

View the entire conference session breakdown and associated recordings here.