HOPE Number Nine will be taking place on July 13, 14, and 15, 2012 at the Hotel Pennsylvania in New York City. H.O.P.E. stands for Hackers On Planet Earth, one of the most creative and diverse hacker events in the world that’s been happening since 1994.
Not to be outdone by Jello Biafra, Robert Steele ran for President in 2012. Accepted by the Reform Party as a candidate, he tested the boundaries for six weeks, created a world-class presidential platform, a coalition cabinet, and the foundation for a national strike to demand electoral reform. He also connected with every single other candidate less Romney, and reports his impressions….not pretty at all. His campaign put forward AnyMan for President, and is the only campaign to focus on a concept instead of a personality. We the People Reform Coalition
If you thought Steele was motivated before, promoting Open Source Intelligence (OSINT), you ain’t seen nothin’ yet. Now he’s going for the whole enchilada. In a 215 page pocketbook (use the link above to see the 33 slides and buy it in advance from any number of sources) he lays out how We the People can reconnect with our integrity, harvest the integrity inherent in Nature, and stomp into oblivion the fraud, waste, and abuse characteristic of all of our organizations — academic, civil society, commerce, government, media, military, and non-government/non-profit. Steele is for intelligence (decision-support) what Stallman is for software. The citizens’ intelligence militia is self-organizing, from zip code to global. Panarchy rules!
Steele, a recovering spy, honorary hacker across multiple continents, and the #1 Amazon reviewer for non-fiction, reading in 98 categories (see the list here) will answer any question on any topic. Having already set the world record at The Next HOPE (8, 2010) with an eight-hour Q&A, this year the time is being strictly limited to 2 hours.