H.O.P.E. stands for Hackers On Planet Earth, one of the most creative and diverse hacker events in the world. HOPE Number Nine will be taking place on July 13, 14, and 15, 2012 at the Hotel Pennsylvania in New York City. If you haven't been before, this is the year to attend. For every ticket purchased in the month of April, conference organizers 2600: The Hacker Quarterly are donating 10% of the proceeds to EFF--so buy your tickets today!
For three full days and nights you can explore hackerspace villages, film festivals, art installations, vintage computers, electronic workshops, savor the country's biggest supply of Club-Mate, and attend the host of provocative talks that HOPE has become well-known for offering. Join thousands of hackers to hear this year's keynote on hacking corporations by famous troublemakers and EFF clients The Yes Men, as well as these exciting talks from EFF staffers:
- Staff Attorney Hanni Fakhoury will talk about the law on location data, and what the Supreme Court's recent U.S. v. Jones ruling means for the future of warrantless surveillance.
- Senior Staff Attorney Marcia Hofmann will talk about protecting your data from the cops.
- Activist Eva Galperin will talk about the Google+ Nymwars and the struggle to maintain a space for anonymity and pseudonymity on the Internet.
- Web Developer Micah Lee will give some privacy tips for web developers building activist websites.
Don't miss out, HOPE conferences happen only once every two years. Support EFF, indulge your curiosity, and we *hope* to see you there! Register at http://store.2600.com/hopenumbernine.html.