Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Pirate Radio talk at Hope X convention

Pirate Radio talk at Hope X convention

I need to do another auds'n'ends page soon, but I feel like I should mention and probably recycle this post a time or so in the next month.

Hackers On Planet Earth (H.O.P.E.) have been running biannual conferences since 1994. If your keeping score at home, that's 10 conferences in the past 20 years. The HOPE conferences are huge technological events. Unlike most of the "cons," there are loads of high-tech speakers and a lot of people interested in a variety of high-tech topics. Also, you won't see people dressed up like anime characters.

As always, this years' conference, called  HOPE X, will be held in the Hotel Pennsylvania in Manhattan, New York City, on July 18-20, 2014. You can find out more about the location here. Some of the approximately 100 conference topics include: Building an Open Source Cellular Network at Burning Man, Can You Patent Software?,Cyber Security in Humanitarian Projects as a Social Justice Issue, Electric Waste Orchestra: Learning and Teaching Music, Electronics, Programming, and Repurposing, Elevator Hacking: From the Pit to the Penthouse,Hacking the Patent System: The Vulnerabilities That Allow for Bad Patents and How to Stop Them, North Korea – Using Social Engineering and Concealed Electronic Devices to Gather Information in the World’s Most Restrictive Nation, and much, much more.

If you know me personally, you'll probably understand that I would much, much rather sit in the background of a public event than be anywhere near the spotlight. But if you read this blog, you know that I have a passion for shortwave and pirate radio listening. As a result, I'll be doing a presentation on pirate radio at Hope X. This conference typically has 3000-5000 in attendance, so I'm excited about conveying some information on the topic to people who might become interested in tuning in.

I've just started playing with using Powerpoint for the first time (ha!). We'll see what I can put together in the next three weeks!

If you're interested in checking out the presentations at HOPE X, you can order tickets here

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