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What The Hack
31 mar 2005
The hacker summer event of 2005
What The Hack is an outdoor hacker conference/event taking place on a large event-campground in the south of The Netherlands from 28 until 31 July 2005.

Events like What The Hack take place every four years, and 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.

Expect people from every nook and cranny of the hacker universe: those deeply into developing Open Source software, civil liberties and privacy activists, experts in every field of computer networking and security as well as many others showing their projects and talking about what they do. Expect very large tents where lectures and presentations are held as well as multiple bars and other cozy spaces to hang out. Expect quality wired, wireless and interpersonal networking. Expect seeing some amazing presentations as well as stimulating conversations with some great folks.
For whom?

The event is not just for those that already define themselves as hackers, although they will almost certainly have an excellent time. Like previous times we hope to create an opportunity for people from a great many different cultures and subcultures to meet. So no matter whether you're interested in any of the topics presented, curious about what it is we're into, feel there are some cultural connections missing that you could facilitate, or if you just want to hang out with some of the brightest and funniest people we know: please come. We need you!

There is a number of new communities bordering common themes which we loosly define as 'hacker issues'. These include:

* freedom of speech
* government transparency
* computer insecurity
* privacy
* open software, open standards & software patents
* community networking

We feel it is very important for people from different fields dealing with one or more of these issues to meet at larger events. We would also like to introduce new topics and forge new links between various communities. (Our Call For Papers lists some of the other topics we are interested in). We haven't even kept count of the interesting things that happened, both on- and offline, simply because the right people met at one of these events.

And oh yeah: it is a lot of fun too!

Come to What The Hack,
July 28-31 2005, Lat 51°33.270858 / Lon 5°20.620584
(Liempde, near Den Bosch, The Netherlands)
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