On July 18-20, HOPE X (Hackers on Planet Earth 10) was held at the Hotel Pennsylvania in New York City. I was fortunate enough to be able to attend all three days of this epic conference and had a great time hanging out with fellow hackers. The main attraction was the keynote address given by Daniel Ellsberg, the man responsible for leaking the Pentagon Papers in 1971, and a talk given by famous NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden via videolink from Russia (I have uploaded full footage of these events to my YouTube channel and attached them to this blog post). Aside from the keynote and A Conversation with Edward Snowden, my favorite parts of HOPE X included the awesome Social Engineering panel (after which I got to meet Emmanuel Goldstein, the editor and founder of 2600 Magazine!), the movie "The Internet's Own Boy: The story of Aaron Swartz," Lockpicking: A Primer/The Many Faces of Locksport," and closing ceremonies were obviously a blast! Things are a little crazy having just gotten back home, so I don't really have time to write much more. Thank you 2600 and everyone else who made this conference an amazing and unforgettable experience!
A Conversation With Edward Snowden:
Daniel Ellsberg Keynote Address:
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