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what the hack

What The Hack is a largely self-organizing outdoor hacker conference/event taking place on a large event-campground in the south of The Netherlands from 28 until 31 July 2005. Events such as WTH take place every 4 years, and have been described as 'the Woodstock of the hacker scene'

What The Hack originate from a group of people that was originally centered around a small hacker magazine called Hack-Tic. The magazine's last issue was published in 1993, but for reasons unknown the events have so far refused to die. 1989 Featured the Galactic Hacker Party, then in 1993 we saw Hacking at the End of the Universe, followed in 1997 by Hacking In Progress, and in 2001 there was Hackers At Large.

Like previous editions, the conference side of this multi-faceted event will cover traditional 'hacker topics' such as:

* Computer security
* The politics surrounding the net
* Freedom of speech
* 'Lawful' access technology
* Open Source software development
* Wireless networking developments
* Lockpicking

This edition, we would like to expand even further into areas to which the connection may or may not be immediately obvious, but which are of general interest to a technologically savvy and politically awake audience. Just to name a few, we would like to see lectures and presentations by people who can tell us something fascinating about:

* The world's dwindling supply of oil
* Military hardware
* How Internet is used in Africa
* Unmanned Aerial Vehicles
* Drug politics
* Adbusting and culture-jamming
* How to become a politician and stay a hacker
* Bugs and wiretapping
* North-Korea
* Biometrics
* Economic issues regarding the Internet
* Renewable energy
* Biotech
* Corporate intelligence-gathering
* 3D-modeling
* Game theory
* All sorts of earth-orbiting satellites
* How to tap into underseas cables
* Climate change
* The Titan lander
* Nuclear physics
* Mass-media piracy
* Do-it-yourself pyrotechnics
* Electro-stimulation of the human brain

>from *What the Hack site* Lat 5133.270858 / Lon 520.620584 (Liempde, near Den Bosch, The Netherlands). July 28-31 2005,

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