[Nlnog] Fwd: Hacking at Random
marcoh at marcoh.net
Tue Nov 18 16:05:11 UTC 2008
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> -PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT-
> Hacking at Random
> International technology & security conference. Four days of
> technology, ideological debates and hands-on tinkering.
> On August 13-16, 2009 the 20th anniversary event edition of the
> four-yearly Dutch outdoor technology-conference will take place near
> Vierhouten, NL.
> What is HAR?
> Since 1989 the international community that builds the internet has
> been getting together on a series of conferences to discuss the
> of contemporary technology, the future of it and the sociological
> political consequences of their work. The participants vary from
> students and people with personal interests to researchers,
> and entrepreneurs who are widely recognized as the best in their
> The atmosphere is friendly and relaxed, the average level of
> is high and outside of the official lectures the site is buzzing
> energy, ideas and projects. The New York Times likened the 1997
> to a "Woodstock for Hackers". We do our best to keep that
> When these conferences first happened twenty years ago, the internet
> was like the Wild West, a new frontier to explore. That has changed,
> virtually every household in the Western world has access to the
> internet and, just as happened in the Wild West, new questions have
> risen. Questions of governance, sustainability, integration with
> existing power structures, shortage of IP space and energy,
> security, etc. The notion of hacking, to use a system in a
> creative way
> that was not thought of when it was invented, has also shown to be
> applicable to fields outside of ICT technology.
> Where is HAR?
> The location (+52 19' 50.02", +5 49' 27.98") is near Vierhouten, a
> small settlement in the beautiful Veluwe area renowned for its
> industry. The former socialist youth-camp de Paasheuvel provides
> some good old-fashioned Dutch gezelligheid. A variety of camping
> areas will cater to our broad range of camping and non-camping
> audience: varying from secluded spots in the foliage to larger
> for those of you who want to cluster together to form a village.
> There is a train-station nearby, in Nunspeet. From there it is a
> 10-minute drive to the festival terrain. Some form of transport from
> the station to the terrain will be arranged, but the truly
> among you may choose to take a hike: it is definetely within walking
> distance and the surroundings will not disappoint.
> Who is HAR?
> You, me and some hundreds (if not thousands) of other like-minded
> folks. In true spirit, there will be no visitors but only
> In order to keep costs low, expect to lend a hand here and there.
> might be operating the A/V-equipment in one of the lecture tents,
> the floor in the bar tent, check in visitors at the entrance or pour
> drinks at the bar. A great way to discover new talents, or develop
> those hidden ones you never suspected you had!
> Of course, there is a somewhat smaller group of madmen and women
> will lay (and have been laying) the groundwork for another great
> edition in the year leading up to the event. This event could
> easily be
> dubbed "the next generation". Because, yes, the original crew that
> been working hard on these conferences have earned a relaxing
> by organising the four preceeding events. A new generation is
> eager to
> take over, and continue their legacy. Not to say that the old
> farts are
> not interested, au contraire my friends. There is a healthy mix of
> blood and experienced hands currently working on the necesarry
> In fact, this is reflected nicely in the foundation that was set
> up to
> handle all the paperwork and other legal requirements: the Hxx
> foundation. Its board is a 50/50 mix of old and new: Aldert
> and Mischa Peters have been involved to a great extent in all past
> events, Koen Martens made his organising debut 3 years ago on WTH
> Mathijs Schmittmann is our new kid on the block.
> In case you are wondering "but where is Rop Gonggrijp", no fears:
> he is
> right around the corner and believes we "pesky new-generation
> event-hackers" are going to do just fine. He will help out where
> possible, but more on that below.
> Of course, HAR will not be happen without huge sums of money. We
> tried to keep ticket prices low, even in these times of financial
> crisis, so we are attracting a number of sponsors and donors. But
> worry, HAR will not be called "Yoyodyne Inc. HAR2009" even if
> coughs up millions of euro's.
> And more..
> As this is being written, the last work is undertaken on the
> ticket-webshop, which we hope to have online early december. At the
> same time, the program committee, led by the more than qualified Rop
> Gonggrijp, is preparing the call for papers and otherwise
> developing a
> solid lecture program that'll make your mouth water (even if you
> visited every single conference between WTH and now and seen em
> Of course, planning has started on an in-promptu power
> and intranet, with uplink to the interwebs. And naturally, there
> be various foods and beverages.
> If you want to receive the latest news on HAR2009 as it happens, be
> sure to subscribe to the relatively low-volume announcement list.
> an email to announce-subscribe at har2009.org or visit
> www.har2009.org and enter your email in the subscribe form.
> Perhaps you're thinking "hey, I want to help!". If you have some
> in the next months and are prepared to make a commitment, send an
> to help at har2009.org.
> The wiki is available at http://wiki.har2009.org/.
> Potential sponsors can mail directly to sponsoring at har2009.org.
> Press inquiries can be sent to press at har2009.org.
> 1. http://www.paasheuvel.nl/
> 2. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gezelligheid#Similar_words_in_other_languages
> 3. http://www.stichtinghxx.nl/
> 4. http://staging.har2009.org/index.php?p=73
> 5. mailto:announce-subscribe at har2009.org
> 6. http://www.har2009.org/
> 7. mailto:help at har2009.org
> 8. http://wiki.har2009.org/
> 9. mailto:sponsoring at har2009.org
> 10. mailto:press at har2009.org
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