11:51PM Aug 2, 2020
Hello all hope lovers out there.
I'm ref ninja.
And this is my buddy Jason. We're based in Sweden and we wanted to send out some thoughts
of fellow hackers out there.
Be sure to take care of yourself.
Drink a lot of water,
and take care of yourself.
Can you believe it? We've made history and you've been part of it. Hackers on planet earth 2020. All online from wherever you are, wherever everyone else is, what a What a miracle what a thing that we've created. We're going to talk a little bit tonight about how we did it. We're going to introduce to some of the personalities. We're going to just describe some of the technologies we're also going to ask for your input and feedback because that's so important to us to give inspiring And upbeat words of how successful this has been, and some views on how it's really energized the entire hacker community. I'd like to welcome our publisher coordinator and inspiration. Emmanuel Goldstein. Emmanuel, please take the stage.
Manual your life Oh, wow.
Hey Greg, how you doing?
Oh my goodness. Okay. Yeah, you know what, it's it's been nine days, folks. Nine days. Just a little catnap there. We did it. We made it. I don't believe it. We did the impossible. I mean, we've done the impossible before all of us. This was incredible. This was something that I never would have dreamed of before we, we started pursuing this this, this crazy idea of doing a nine day conference. things really seen hopeless, not to make a pawn or anything like that. But last year when we lost the hotel, didn't have a place to go, seemed hopeless, then found a new place, had all kinds of optimism. And then 2020 arrived and back to hopeless. And then just talking to a bunch of really inspiring people, yourself included, Greg, we were able to come up with an idea to do something different. Something never before tried. And, and we did it not just us, everybody who presented the talk, everybody who works the scenes, my god that professionalism I have seen in the last nine days. This like running a television station television network was most incredible thing. People on top of problems before they became apparent. I'm just I'm blown away by all that. So that wasn't something, of course, the people who attended the attendees, those people who bought tickets just to support us. Let me tell you, the magazine was in very bad condition only a couple of months ago. We basically, basically are publishing a magazine that goes directly to a dumpster. Because what happens is we have to print it, and then we have to send it but then when we send it, the stores are closed. So they direct it to the dumpster. You don't pay us anything and we have to pay for that. Oh, boy. It's just it was a nightmare. We are able to survive. You know, for a while anyway, with these crazy conditions, and hopefully those crazy conditions stop and again, you know, our problems are nothing compared to what so many people are
I can't even imagine but what we what we saw here over the last nine days, it made me not think of that it made me think of all the good we can do, you know, all the incredible inspiring projects people are involved with. And having having them have a voice no matter what part of the world they were in, no matter how old or how young they were. We heard from so many people, and I gotta say, not having to run around physically between rooms. And in the case of St. John's, it would have been buildings. I was able to actually see talks and experienced them while freaking out online. I was able to have a screen up that had a talk and it was it was really amazing and inspiring to Be a part of all that. So I hope everybody got that hope everybody got the same inspiration out of this. Because so many people are responsible for this miracle happening. And they'll never be anything like this again, they'll be something else. That'll be awesome and cool. But this, this was history. And if you missed any of it, don't fret the archives. And we're always going to be able to relive these moments. I'm not gonna take up time because we have so many people to thank so many things to, to go over. But I just want to thank everybody personally for, for their support for having faith in us. 2600 hope hearing people from all over the world say how much hope meant to them. That's incredible. That means so much to us that makes us want to do even more in the future, not the near future. We're going to have to rest a little bit usually after a three day conference, we lose a day So I guess that means I'm going to be losing three days now. And I'll emerge at some point and we'll resume our activities. One thing everybody is going to get contacted. concerning that sounds ominous doesn't know what's going to get contacted, asking what your shirt size is because all of the attendees, everybody who bought a ticket gets a T shirt and a badge, which we were going to have but because everything takes three times longer to get done all the craziness, we weren't able to show it to you during the conference. But we are going to contact you as soon as we figure out a way to contact over 1000 people without our office manager going crazy when all the responses come through. We will do that it'll be very soon. And by the end of the month, we will place the order for t shirts special t shirts that only you will get never be on sale to anybody else. We will we will move forward with that but for now let's just rejoice in an awesome conference where I wasn't aware of any major issues, people really got along and we heard all kinds of viewpoints and, and and learn so much from so many different people. So again, thank you everybody. I'm gonna pass it on to Greg again. And we will see you all at some point. We don't know exactly when. But we will see you. Thanks.
Well, thank you for those words of inspiration and I think everyone is going to join in a round of applause even though we're even though we're virtual, we can still do that. We can do it in the Big Blue Button room. We can do it where we are, we can do it in front of YouTube. And and we appreciate We appreciate all that you do in leading the helping to lead leading I don't think but helping to lead the community and helping to to sustain all the communication forums of 2600 magazine, the hope conference series off the hook off the wall and everything else that you do. Well, so we're going to go through a number of things, as Emanuel just mentioned. And the first thing we're going to do is is talk a little bit about the, the artwork. And so we invite Fred to, to join us and work at work through a little bit of what what is behind that wacky alien badge? And what is that optical machine called?
going on? I'm unmuted Thank you, Greg. Yeah, it's, it was quite a ride to figure out the artwork for this year. We started with just the basic idea well, since it's 2020, and it's kind of the optics of it all and we kind of settled on the idea of a full rocker I think, is the term for the optometrist tool, whether you can change the lens and try to find out the right prescription for everyone to see just perfectly right. So we thought it was an option. a metaphor. And I threw Kyle in manual an idea of trying to turn it into a puzzle and have people click on it. And after looking at me confused, they sort of nodded and, and figured, yeah, okay, well, we'll see what you could do. And I put a little bit of code together. And the beauty about vector graphics is that they work on the web seamlessly. And if I could just share my screen quickly, I'll just give you an idea of what it looks like. So we got the drawing here, of the main concept, and I put a little bit of layers in so if I take off the first layer, you can see all the numbers and letters that I sort of have randomly put together and then figured out some codes. I had a few codes that were suggested to me. Underneath this we had sort of an alien character that I can make disappear but if you find All the little easter eggs on the site. You can have that little alien appear as a result You So that was it for the For the artwork, and I want to say again that I'm very impressed with everyone like we had Everyone has huge obstacles this year to try and time from A lot of people and the hacker spirit is what you Everyone go around. those obstacles and just figure out a way to Do with What they want to do new and creative ways Is that hacker spirit that is hires me my technical skills You're mostly in art. I like to dabble with code Little bit to someone Convinced It's just her Perfect So it's not hacker spirit that inspires me this year and every year to just put together the art for the T shirts of the conference. And I want to thank everyone who encouraged me And allowed me and Who just get a kick out of wearing the T shirts? I think that's truly inspiration. So thank you, everybody. And I'm just glad to be participating with the skills that I have to this wonderful community.
Outstanding crowd and I think people recognize Fred's artwork because it often appears in some of your favorite venues such as 2600. Magazine on the on the cover and elsewhere. So it's, it's great to have you part of hope. I'm up next we have a very special message from NP Khrushchev, Ambassador to the People's Republic of Soviet somewhere. Let's, let's hear words of wisdom from Mr. NP Khrushchev. Please
The outside world
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We are safe. You can say that about yourself. Keep your sphincters tight and listen to this amusing joke to explain your situation to you, too We those meet at the supermarket. We do a What did your house spend die off? We do B Corona we do a ah at least nothing serious for is Corona laboratory made. I think it's way more reasonable to assume that the bit fact the pangolin in some guy, then fact that Bengali Mr resolv Occam's razor face, tell all those conspiracy theory or lease to go and wrap themselves in their chest with a borrowed concept. Phoebe's back. It should be called code spinner. Three hypotheses. It doesn't even deserve to be called a theory. They assume that someone runs the world that someone is in control. The sad truth is that nobody is in control. It's way more terrifying. Six, there is this film contagion by Steve Soderbergh. we piloted the film, it took eight years to download a bit faster than the movie about Kevin alone at home about waste. And don't get me started about this. Lord of the Rings diarrhea. I like factory is a subtle moneys the Industrial Revolution. He should be the true hero of the film. Fuck ancient please. But I digress. The Vatican is sheet and New Zealand is sheet two, also the list But it was like it so much but the Americans are extreme sheet. We even build an embassy for them in our camp. But they never wanted to move in. But I love last ha the corona virus shows the benefits of our system. The homeless population in the US the refugee situation in Greece, the cheap labor in China in the in Italy do not love the living conditions bed the constant stress they do not have access to proper food, water, it is impossible for most of them to get treatment for any kind of disease. Even the ability to isolate yourself socially during a pandemic is a privilege. epidemics have always been and steel are the manifestations of class think about the bubonic plague How do we treat the weakest in societies coming back to haunt society as a whole? You feel that your freedom was taken away by korona. Number one. Oh, hello has no theory Aleck and middle class person, mildly inconvenienced. Number two, a human centipede is not social distancing. Number three, your freedom is not been taken away. You had no freedom in the first place. What do you call freedom is something that your state grants you it's, it's a little gift by the authorities and nothing more and more important freedom of expression includes freedom exploitation period. Number four, you should change your passwords, the magic thinking that Khurana will transform the way humanity thinks about the world is well, magic thinking. Let me remind you that there is one thing that capitalism really likes a crisis, crises crises, crises stay concentrated explosion of all the contradictions of capitalistic production. We're having a first row seat. Now, when we go over to the fields instead at the border and look into the way.
crisis is a big patch the forces of the market prey on the weak and the powerless b2b companies or people or steps the second try eat them up. like to leave them to rot like empty carcasses, and it's already happening by the end of the year you will see corporate mergers that you can wipe your ass Disney might actually buy Netflix or Boeing.
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That was fascinating. That was fascinating.
I feel like I've been messaged by someone really, really important at this point. I'm going to think about that message, probably for the rest of the week. As we work through our thank yous and some of our star cast, I'd like to call upon Your Highness. Your Highness, you gave a couple of talks this week. And how did you enjoy hope?
Oh, it was fascinating. Because usually I was, of course, I guess as we all were kind of like disappointed because I was looking forward. I'm looking forward 20 years to go to New York for hope conference. And then of course COVID happens and oh my god, what's going on? I will not will their people will they just like I was you I was really wondering what you guys are coming up with because I was expecting something like you were postponing it until next year or something like that. And then suddenly, all hope is only virtual. So it's only How is that going? So like, will this work? Will the Spirit be transferable to an online event? Because I mean, the wonderful thing about hope is like just being there. And being in the midst of this creativity and being in the midst of like, a gazillion of wacky people. And every everyone is just like throwing in stuff. And it just like happens. And I have to say, I watched so many talks, I wasn't a chance and everything, and I'm super happy that it worked out as it worked out. So like big applause from Austria. It's like 230 in the morning here, and I couldn't be happier.
Thank you so much. To the whole team, those are great remarks. You know, we've had a very, very strong representation from Europe this time around, including on our infrastructure team. We'll hear about them momentarily. We have a number of volunteers that are based especially it seems in the Berlin area. So how do you feel about European participation this time around?
Oh, I mean, I was astounded how much is happening at the same time, so many people are not that privileged to even be able to afford to go to the US, maybe they can't enter the US because of like legal problems, maybe they can't afford a flight ticket or something like that. So having the possibility of being pretty much like on the same level as everyone else because everyone is just online from wherever they are. So I think that that helps, I guess, bring in a little bit more diversity on the on the level of like nationalities and cultures. And spots from the planets where were emerging from. So that
was really great to see nice. Well, it's been wonderful having so many Europeans and of course having having you I, I wonder your talk last night was about Robo Exotica, which is a
what it sounds like
by play, or whatever I wonder is maybe you could summarize anything that you learned or picked up from the hope conference that you think might be applicable to future events like like that one. Oh, I mean,
the one thing that is, I mean, of course,
of the talks I've watched from the archives, so like, as interestingly, as all the hope conferences so far, if I go to book conference, I see I don't know, like 10 or 11 talks or something like that. But the rest of the time I'm hanging out in the hallways and talking to people. And interestingly, the same thing happens here. I wasn't the chance to lie. I was like, like having my privates. Susan talks to other conference attendees or conference members. And I will watch a lot of talks later on when the whole craziness is over. So So, but I mean, there were a couple of really, really extraordinary talks as always, so I'm, I don't want to spoil anything for anyone, because everyone should watch all the talks anyway. So
nice. Well, it's really nice to hear from you and to get your insights from Austria and certainly, I think we will be watching a lot of those times for many, many happy hours and days to come on our next.
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that's right. The puzzle we had had a 13 hidden easter eggs depending on code combinations, and the first person to find out all the combinations, wins a lifetime subscription to the magazine. I believe That person's name is areola. There was a one mistake on the sheet but we'll allow it because it's probably due to a delay on the code. But that mistake was spotted by Dana VA. Six DJ h. So count that as a runner up. So thank you for participating and congrats to that.
Indeed for we're all very enthusiastic and what a what a puzzle that was also that you developed next.
Well, thank you. Up next, we have some remarks. We're going to play a short film from Elektra Bellis with some some comments please take it away, Alex on the on video.
Alex are Baelish here, a few short concluding comments from me to the hook community since I won't be able to attend the entire closing ceremony tonight. I'll be brief to be a part of hope 2020 on the speaker's committee as a speaker and an emcee to to keynotes it's it's been a privilege and honestly this has been sort of magical. We we knew hope what's going to change this year we thought the biggest change was going to be holding it at St. John's University in Queens instead of hotel Pennsylvania Manhattan. shifting to a virtual conference that lasted nine days, this was never in the cards never thought that even crossed my mind. Everyone pulled together and pulled off an incredible and precedent setting hacker conference from start to finish the attendees, speakers, talks, workshops, late night bits, everything has been top notch. And honestly, you know, in a lot of ways, I've actually preferred the virtual hope this year. I don't miss the slow, humid on air conditioned elevator ride to the 18th floor of hotel Pennsylvania. I hope that we can continue the collaboration of the community and keep the momentum going. This conference has been a shining light, a beacon of hope and an otherwise pretty damn dark time. See you all the next one, signing off.
Thank you, Alex. It's such a pleasure working with you on these events. We've had interaction as MC interaction as speaker. And also, and also someone that's helped out with finding speakers, part of the speaker committee. It's been really wonderful working with you. Thank
you, Greg. It's a real pleasure. And I recorded that because I didn't think it was going to be here. I'm probably gonna have to jump off into two seconds. But spectacular work all around. Like I said in the in my comments, precedent setting conference here, the standard by which all future hacker conferences in the middle of global health crises will be judged.
We hope there's not that many. It would be good to be a small, small group. Up next we're going to talk about infrastructure team. We've had a lot of questions about this. And I think we've had a lot of success. It was a very interesting journey to develop all this infrastructure. What we're going to do is play a series of have short videos, we'll talk about pre talks, we'll talk about matrix. We'll talk about Big Blue Button. We'll talk about monitoring. And then we'll have a few closing remarks on that set of stuff. And then we'll come back and we'll talk a little bit about webmin, which is also one of the monitoring tools that we used. So I'm going to turn it over to a series of slides. And at the outset before we begin that, short movies, I mean, before I turn over to that, let's just reiterate that the let me let me step take a step back. To follow on what Emanuel was saying earlier, when we made a decision to go virtual, as opposed to canceling which was a very, very real possibility back in late spring, we knew that St. John's was likely to, to not allow us on campus, they had a you know, just like every other campus everywhere, they had a real prohibition on gatherings and it became evident It was it was just not that likely that we could do it in person. We decided to go virtual. This is I think a little over two months ago now, not not a long time ago. And you can imagine the planning that goes into a conference like oh, we're basically organizing, making plans, certainly looking at venue, things like that a year out, and then call for participation, that sort of thing is seven or so months out from the conference. So there's a pretty long lead time and a lot of work. Anyway, so some of that work had been done, we had accepted or we'd receive some talk proposals. Here's the story. We decided to go virtual. We had a couple months, we needed to make a ton of decisions about what what was going to happen, what was the online experience going to be? And here's what we did, and we'll get a rundown momentarily, and I'll come back and add a few more points after that. What we did was we built out an online delivery and service platform for the conference.
We rolled out a help desk,
we rolled out chat, we will Out teleconferencing, we rolled out monitoring, we developed a cybersecurity plan, all the stuff under, you know, behind under the hood, behind the scenes under the hood, like DNS entries and proxy servers. All of that happened through a core of dozens of very talented and extremely hard working volunteers. So I wanted to tell you a little bit about what the outcome was. And now we're going to spend some time talking about the elements individually and some of their individual outcomes. So let's go ahead and start out we'll, we'll turn to a brief few remarks about the pre tax system. Then we'll go in and talk about matrix I'll see you back here in a few minutes.
We wanted to implement pre talks to make it easier to update the schedule during the event also to make it easier to show the schedule and info Beamer which you see that between talks on the livestream. Had we been meeting in person we would have been projecting those upcoming events for for each From info Beamer. Additionally, folks have made scheduled viewers for mobile phones that we wanted to enable. Pre tox is a super powerful piece of software that really is like a Swiss Army knife for conference organizers for hope we wanted to make a few changes to align with the workflow that already existed for selecting talks and finally, finalizing abstracts. So we made some changes so that we could import talks from a few different formats that had been used in the past. There were also some changes that were made on the front end so that matched the rest of the hope dotnet design, which you can see here, it's brought into the the, the rest of the design for the website. We also wanted to separately break out speakers on their own page here. We wanted to break out workshops into their own section as well. As attractions just to make it a little bit easier for folks to get around and kind of match the the layout that we had used for past conferences. We also decided on pre talks before the decision was made to move to a virtual format. Once that decision was made, we started realized that we'd have to make some changes to serve what ended up being a very global audience. One of those changes you might have noticed that got rolled out the day before or maybe even the first day of the event was a way to change time zones and time zones end up being pretty hard. So we ran into some different bugs. That over the course of the first day or two, we kind of got those got those fixed so that the time zones match across different parts of the website. We also wanted to implement a way for attendees to sign up for workshops and provide some capacity controls, it ended up being that we didn't need these capacity controls. We weren't quite sure how it would work out in this format. So you might have noticed in the first day or two, we had a way for folks to put in their ticket code. And depending on how many seats were left, it would register a seat for you. And ultimately, we just roll that back to kind of make the workshop links more broadly open to attendees and just providing the links to the workshops in in the matrix chat. So it was a lot of fun to work on this. Definitely contribute some of the changes back to pre talks. We also want to look to figure out how we can make this better In both approved pre talks, as well as info Beamer for the next whole conference, so looking forward to kind of working on this some more in the future.
Hi, I'm Becca, and I set up our matrix and element server for hope, this year. And I'd like to share with you some of my takeaways from this and recommendations for the future and a little bit of trouble that we hit along the way. First of all, matrix A is the server or the implementation of this, this chat protocol, which has end to end encryption and many great clients for all platforms. Mobile Windows, Mac, Linux, of course, and they have a great website element.io find them on GitHub. You know, give it a shot. If you've not tried it yet. It's It's It's quite nice. Um, we have a little intro to matrix and elements on the hope wiki, just like a legend with some common questions we got about the UI, and blogging, just to make sure that everyone could create an account. We didn't actually have too many questions about that. So after we got the wiki up, so that was quite good. The server deployment was done with the Ansible Docker deployment, which is also on GitHub, just search matrix Docker Ansible deploy, and you'll find it. I did a few performance configuration changes before deploying, but nothing too crazy. Most of it was out of the box and it it just kind of works. If you're interested in performance questions or configuration tweaks, you know, let me know and I'm happy to help out. What we did is we set up one public room so everyone is auto joined to this public room before talking to our hope core bot, which did our ticketing you would Send a ticket to the bar and it would invite you to the hope communities and all of the attendee rooms. And this is just kind of what that what that looks like. During the period of the conference, we had some unwelcome visitors which tried to stress test our server for us very kindly. Luckily, we used workers. So if you use a worker setup with with matrix it scales quite well. So we were using quite a few cores, and that mitigated most of the attack but uh,
you know, most of the usage was was pretty normal. You can see on the graph here that it kind of goes up and down with when people are sleeping. And we we covered we uncovered a couple bugs. And, but overall, like it's scaled super well, you know, we have 1100 plus users In the hope welcome room, and it's just sitting on one server. And I would recommend anybody who wants to chat system especially, you know, if you're security minded, you know, you want to end encryption, give give matrix ago, it's easier than ever to set up. And it's really great like working with it, and I'd recommend it. Thanks. Hi, I'm Becca. And I set up our matrix and element server for hope, this year. And I'd like to share with you some of my takeaways from this and recommendations for the future and a little bit of trouble that we hit along the way. First of all, matrix A is the server or the implementation of this, this chat protocol, which has end to end encryption and many great clients for all platforms. Mobile, Windows, Mac, Linux, of course, and they have a great website element.io Find them on GitHub. You know, give it a shot. If you've not tried it yet. It's, it's quite nice. We have a little intro to matrix.
And Google was chosen because it fits our workshop model so well, since it was originally made for schools online for school classes online. He was started back in 2007. And in 2009, a company was founded called blindside networks, which operate using red hat like business model in which the software is open sourced, but they offered paid support. Earlier this year back into March, the release the full rewrite of the client server software to be all html5 which helped us a lot with you know, not having to deal with flash and other issues. And also earlier this year, the company open source There are a load balancer, which made hope possible to first actually use it. They did it due to the pandemic. And you can see here is a diagram of the servers we have basically, it's in total eight different servers. Green Light is our front end. So when you access workshops, I hope the Nazi reconnecting to that server that's there use the skill light API to be able to start rooms and drawing rooms. And when you join the room scale, I would pull all different nodes BBB one through BBB three notes, and decide which note to start the room at. Then each one of these notes is actually the softer BigBlueButton software and each one of them could hold up to 200 people concurrent users. And one of them in our case we BBB one can certainly hold over 500 people given the size of it. We certainly overscaled things, but that's fine. We only had one workshop track. And we ended up not using all the resource, but that's great. As you can also see, in the diagram, there should be a recording storage server, which we didn't have time to test and finish implementing. So that's one of the reasons that our recordings were not available. So until very, very recently, presenters and attendees ended up giving us overwhelmingly positive feedback. So I highly recommend anyone who wants to a conference to use people both for their workshops. And if I did it, I think anyone can do it. It took me about two weeks of research and learning things. This is certainly not my area of expertise. And but the great talks are blindside network so make it all very painlessly. So yeah, we would highly recommend anyone to do and use it for workshops for online conferences. Hello,
everyone, I'll talk a little bit about a monitoring setup. For our monitoring, we chose to use a combination of parameters in grafana. We chose this combination specifically for a few reasons. Some of us had experience with it's quite easy to deploy configure, and it has less overhead than other monitoring systems are set up with one big permission server continuously scraped over 40 endpoints every five seconds. Some of the endpoints provide us with data on the usage of system resources, statistics about our big open and close this book usage is next traffic database usage unit. Its growth and therefore dashboards delivered better we could keep an eye on things at all Susquehanna for our alerting. If an alert was filed within 30 seconds, you tell something wrong every six seconds for the span of 30 seconds. Those alerts will then be sent out to make sure when Tim Cook directly intervene when necessary. level of modifying slides, I'll show you a few examples of what we were able to keep track off. of this slide, you can see part of a dashboard, we could keep track of all participants on each PvP server. This allows to see what server it was having most of the traffic
to make sure everything kept running smoothly.
This is an example of how our alerting dashboard look like. As you can see, we put in alerting for a multitude of services defined within 30 seconds if something went wrong. So within 30 seconds, one of us would see another intervene if it was deemed necessary. This example shows as part of a dashboard, we could keep track of our traffic. This allowed us to see where all our traffic was coming from, to Southern law flights, where traffic from all over the worlds with surf traffic to a truly global audience from over 124 countries. I'd like to thank you All for allowed me to be a part of this great adventure.
Hi, students here, I did a lot of background work ensuring that the various volunteers of the technical team had access to the resources and support that they needed. And there are a couple of housekeeping things I think are rather important. The first is that this was an online conference, something that we had never done before. And the dynamic of an in person conference on online conference is pretty different. And we hadn't anticipated some of the differences. But really, if you've never done something, you can't anticipate everything that's going to happen. And that's just something to keep in mind for anyone who is currently planning to transition their own conference online. The second thing is that we walked into this with a set of expectations that turned out to be mixed at best. Let me explain. When you Have a conference, you have a set of expectations when volunteers are going to be on shift, how long things are going to run, things like that? Well, both being online and being in nine a day conference, we ran into the issue where hope was on Monday, people have to go to work. They're volunteers, they have a day job outside of this. So on many, many fronts, this was a huge, huge effort and a lot of work. And therefore, I think it's my duty to express my deepest thanks and appreciation for everything that every single person on the technical team in particular, but in general did. And with that, thank you so much for allowing me and everyone else to be a part of making this event happen. Thank
you. As I said, that was a tremendous quantity of work that went into building up the services that you're enjoying even now and throughout hope we have one more piece. This is about the use of webmin jP, let's hear about
it. Hi, Greg. Thanks. Very much. I want to show webmin because I think it's a very easy to use GUI tool for Linux systems. Don't get me wrong, Seelye will never go away. But this tool makes it really easy to do some very standard things. So let me just first give a shout out to the developer of webmin. James Cameron did a great job with it. And next, I just want to show a sample of what the dashboard looks like. And you can see really clearly here, all the statistics for the running machine. And on the left hand side is a nice menu that's pretty deep and does a whole bunch of different things. The next slide here is just more of the dashboard that you saw. This is going further down. And you can see there's CPU utilization, the network utilization, you see some network configuration information. And then finally, at the bottom, we can have status of all the processes that are running on that dashboard or not. Next slide is the cluster part of webmin. So if you have more than one Linux server, you can do a whole bunch of really cool things, in terms of managing them centrally. without spending a lot of time the whole package is like 30. Meg's installs pretty quick, and you can save a lot of time with it. Thank you.
Ready? Excellent. jp, this thing that's that wound through all of these stories of the infrastructure and there's there's other pieces, I'll mention a few of them as we go, is we wanted to build our own you know, we're technical people. We want to avoid the corporate solutions, if possible, and you know, we have the skills and the person power to roll stuff out and what it what a tremendous community response we got from from the technology that we did roll out. So let's talk a little bit about the AV and JP you can go ahead and stop sharing your screen probably. Thank you. So Actually JP was one of our MCs as well. So we had multiple roles as many of us did. So I'm just going to give a quick synopsis of the AV. And the first thing to mention is we're guilty. We're guilty as hell. What's this technology we're using right now those of us that are in this little teleconference zoom, hiss, boo. Zoom is okay. It has a huge market shares being used for education. It's a free, not free software, but it but it's a no monetary cost tool for a lot of people. So there are some things to like about it. But there are also some things to not like about and we thought about this deeply. We evaluated other technologies very, very carefully. And we found that that zoom ended up being the one we thought would give the most stable attendee experience. So that's what we're all about. So the broadcast model that we had, and there's about 200 people that have been part of this model at this point, is to to use zoom. We're in this little Zoom Room. We have a topic In to the master control system. The master control system is using a mixture of OBS, which many people are familiar with. So standard sort of DJ production, multifaceted, but it's often used for DJ production on VGA, I guess you would say. And we also have something called Live Stream studio. And as I'm sure everyone notice when you're looking at the live stream, it's on live stream comm which is a Vimeo company or product. And so live stream studio is what feeds live stream comm live stream studio is also feeding the other places that people are watching right now YouTube, Periscope, and a couple others. So between the OBS live stream studio and the hefty windows workstation that all this stuff is running on. We have a broadcast capability and so what can we do we push stuff into that broadcast, and in this case, we're pushing zoom into that broadcast right now. So zoom is usually only for those those relatively, you know, very small meetings, a smaller number of attendees to do screen share and the regular sort of zoom things. So that's sort of the basic model that we had is they have a they have a group of speakers, emcee facilitators and the broadcast operator in the zoom send out to to the, the attendees.
That's on the
AV broadcast side. We also of course, had a number of MCs and thank you to the MCs almost always when there is a master of ceremonies in the room. There is also another person being facilitator, and that facilitator was taking the questions out of the live matrix chat, and providing them to the emcee, usually via the zoom chat. So a little bit of cutting and pasting, but actually we added value because we often fix the wording a little bit or tried to make it a little bit clearer for the speaker and then to give a little bit of a sequence to the to the q&a debate conversational,
kind of the model that we developed. The other
thing I'll mention that We made a decision early on about and I think it was a good decision is we suggested that speakers so people are doing the talks now the workshops and not a lot of the other part of the program that they record that they pre record. And it turned out most of them did, we weren't sure what the response would be because they could do a live presentation. And that seems like it was a pretty good decision a pretty good guidance, because we ended up getting a tremendous variety of really, really nicely produced videos, usually on the order of 40 minutes, sometimes a little bit shorter, occasionally a little bit longer. And so we had a 40 minute video fall by 10 minute q&a, that was kind of our standard thing. When people were live, they could have as long as they wanted, but we guided to 40 minutes of presentation and then a 10 minute q&a afterwards. So that's the formula we came up with. And I'd say that the notion of pre recording turned out to be successful, because if any of you have watched lightning talks or hackers got talent, what do you spend the first number of minutes doing debugging everyone's connection. And this isn't just zoom, we believe me, we tried this with Big Blue Button, we tried jitsi we did it with Skype. And, you know, a couple of the other tools that are that are out there. And so we sort of bypass all that by having the pre recorded video introducing it. And then we had, you know, maybe 40 minutes during the pre recording, to say, well, let's test your screen, share, let's raise your microphone level. We have to give your you know, Macintosh permissions to access the microphone, you know, all that, all that stuff you have to go through. So that's I think, in a nutshell, that's the AV the attendee facing AV infrastructure. In the back channel, we were using mumble, we have a voice communication channel that that sort of production team are connected to. And of course, there's also a bunch of matrix channels, rooms, which are really just there for, again, sort of back channel and inside communication. And so we had multiple communication channels going on. So that was a quick description of the AV broadcast model. We didn't Have any slides on that? I think there was a slide in one of the movies we just saw. So I'm going to change gears again. And many people attended workshops. And Mitch was sort of the the organizer of most of the workshops. We had another small committee behind workshops, and thanks to the committee that worked so hard on that. And Mitch, and also many, many other people, especially thanks to Dante, who did a lot of the wrangling of the workshops by wrangling. I mean, what's your Big Blue Button room? When is your session start? Let's get that word out to the people that signed up for it. Our calling our fantastic free talks person who you heard from develop this spirit distribution system for workshops and we decided well, what's some
something going on over there
to hear that my wife and say Hey, do not pee in the house. She's yelling at one of our dogs.
So anyway, we decided not to have registration. We had it we had a pretty good registration system, but we only use it for the first the first day and a half. So and that's what the dogs thought of the registration system. They thought it worked well but was worthy of being you know,
Okay, so let's, let's hear from Mitch, please, Mitch, let's hear about your remarks from the point of view of the workshop organization and other aspects.
Everyone, a niche, talking to you from Berlin, Germany. I've been since the end of February, in this pandemic of ours on our cool and weird and beautiful and bizarre little planet. Yeah, it's where I've been helping organize hope for the last few days, not only the last nine days of hope, but also for months leading up to it. There were only a few of us doing it. months ago, and then lots and lots of volunteers came. And and even more as the weeks before hope came along, and oh boy, without all of that help, this wouldn't have happened. We all did this. We made this happen. It's kind of amazing. But I, my main thing was recruiting for talks and workshops, and then other people were helping with a lot of the technical infrastructure. But I was doing a lot of the nitty gritty and a lot of it was not scripted. It was a lot of stuff that was manual and tedious and kind of fun in my own geeky in a way, you know, I'm just kind of wired that way. So, um, but I just want I thought I'd show you just a little bit of the kind of tedious things that were going on. Just bear with me a sec. Here is emails. I don't know if you can read the little number here, but it says 4000 870 emails and that's just the workshops. So the hope emails leading up to this, were 32,423 emails for the main core list. So that's that's a lot of stuff. And then emailing all of the participants and all the people who registered for workshops before we realize that registering was more of a pain than it was worth and it was confusing people. And, but it all works. No major things went wrong, which is kind of amazing. Lots and lots and lots of little fires to put out and all those while I was taking intensive German language course. And my German is suffering as a result. So anyways, I hope all of you enjoyed hope and I look forward to seeing all of you in person next time where we can all actually Be with one another. And regardless, we're all, we're all supporting each other, and teaching and learning and sharing and doing what we do best. So, all the best to you all and see you soon.
Thanks, Mitch, for those wonderful remarks and the incredible work that has gone into everything that you've done. We had over 60 workshops more than any other hope. We had overlapping workshops, we had repeated workshops, we recorded some workshops. And thanks to removing that workshop registration, we ended up with workshops with 30 4050, and even more people through the Big Blue Button system that we talked about earlier. So just cheers kudos all around especially to the people that submitted workshops and work so hard to bring that fantastic content. This next slide is just a one pager thanking the press team. So we get press inquiries at hackers on planet earth as you might imagine. We had people that want to cover the event people that want to get a complimentary pass to the event people that want to do interviews and so forth. And this is a team on your screen that that was behind that. We did have an incredible coverage. I think we saw that in an earlier movie. Maybe a little hard to see all the countries listed but over 100 countries had tuned in and the press team was helpful through up leading up to and throughout hope getting the word out. So thanks to them and and great job. And by the way, if you two things one is if you see an article then email it believe it's press that hope dotnet so if you see some some coverage, then share that because we like to track that stuff. But I think more importantly, if you are connected or if you have an idea of a venue to submit an article or an article idea or you know, send them a link to a talk anything like that. Feel free. It's great to get the word out of our fantastic conference, fantastic speakers and and the great week We've been having here together. So that's the press. We talked about broadcasting. We had a little bit on on workshops. Um, I think what I'll do is just very briefly mentioned, the MCs and then we're going to hear a little bit about the OTF Fund. The MCs are on the top side, what sort of made the world go round. You saw me on screen like now, I'm trying to sometimes, sometimes be serious, sometimes be interactive, sometimes, you know, fill in or help out with, if necessary, and thank you to all of the MCs I think the MCs were extremely professional, they were able to keep the flow going. And you know, let's face it, an online conference, what's the difference between someone sitting at their computer and doing a webinar just sending out a bunch of slides, and actually a conference, right, and the difference to me is interactivity, and we had a lot of interactivity in the matrix, but the interactivity with the speakers was via matrix But then the front end of all that interactivity was provided by the mastering ceremony. So thanks to the group that did that. And thanks to all the great interaction with with the speakers that were very, very accommodating the speakers were all just totally happy to talk about their stuff. That's just a brief. Thank you for the MCs. I think a lot of people have seen them. Let's, let's hear from Bernie. So I want to hear a little bit about this OTF fund and maybe a little bit of a summary of some of the some of the talks that you've seen on OTF throughout the week.
Mike, there we go. Can you hear me?
Can you hear me? Yeah, proceed. Okay. I'm Bernie. So I'm thrilled
that this all online hope worked out so well. Not everybody was convinced that it would but it was a gamble that paid off. I'm pleased that we were able to bring some badly needed attention to the open Technology fund is a little known US government funded agency or organization rather, that brings digital freedom and privacy tools to people at risk around the world. Before this hook 2020 conference, not many people in the hacker community knew about the open technology fund and their critically important work, which is now under exits, existential threat by the Trump administration, Steve Bannon and his friends are trying to kill the open source tools that are being shared by OTF. So we invited OTS former CEO she resigned because of all the political pressure against the organization. And the move to kill the open source tools. Libby Lu was our keynote yesterday. And she told the hacker community what's been going on with that, which he did really well with biella Coleman's help, and that was followed by great talk by ATF chief technologist, Sara Allen. I hope I pronounced your name right, she, she added to Libby's comments about how the Trump administration is trying to kill the open technology funds open source projects. And today's Sunday keynote by efsf amazing executive director, Cindy Cohn. She also touched on what EF F and other organizations are trying to do to save the open technology fund and its mission. Like I said, Steve Bannon and his friends are trying to kill off OTS efforts to bring open source digital freedom. It's privacy, free freedom, privacy tools, to people around the world, but we need to put a stop to that. So you cannot contribute money to the open technology fund. All you can do is contact your federal legislators to tell the Trump administration to stop holding hostage, the congressionally approved funds of the open technology fund there's about $20 million that that Steve Bannon, his friends are basically holding a hostage. It's our tax money that's just being held hostage. We're not allowed to give money because there's a There's a firewall between between the open technology fun and you know, there could be bad money, whatever, you can't give money unlike e FF, which you should give money to, they can't give money to the open technology fund. So listen to the talk by by by Libby Lu and others a keynote speech and contact your legislators and ask them to tell the Trump administration to get their hands off the OTF and let them do their open source development work to just distribute these tools around the world. Thanks for attending hope, 2020. And we hope to see you in person next time. Excellent.
And if you're wondering specifically what you can do, there were some very specific ideas in the in the keynote and some of the other talks about how you can get involved in in addressing the challenges that OTF is facing. And we also had several talks about the wonderful stuff that they're doing. So I think we had about five or six talks total that touched on OTF in one way or the other. Up next is is Lex we're going to hear from Lex icon all about the cyberpunk. Film Fest who won, and what it looks like.
I Greg well, over the last couple of days with the filmmakers had five days to create their projects. And then it was kind of a demolition derby of who would be the most cyberpunk in creating their films. So the filmmakers, we had the judging take place over the last two days and today we screened the projects on the stream. And so we have four challenge winners. And now there is a grand prize that those challenge winners are eligible to win. And so we're going to show you the grand prize winning film in a second here. And also there's there's another prize. What we have is is a secret prize, called the most cyberpunk prize. The most cyberpunk award is off the grid. It is not the rules. It It does not follow the rules. And I cannot tell you how it's decided. It is decided off the grid basically, it is a very cyberpunk award. So the grand prize in the cyberpunk now Film Festival 2020 goes to cyber Boogie Shakedown. And the filmmakers of cyber Boogie Shakedown have won a $600 credit in the 2600 store provided by 2600. Magazine, the hacker quarterly.
most cyberpunk award goes to one of the films that won Best Animated bond zero signifier and cyberpunk prize is sponsored by our teleserye and games company which put out a role playing game in 1988 called cyberpunk 2013 Shortly followed by in 1989 by cyberpunk 2020 so what the filmmakers who have won the most cyberpunk award have won is a signed copy of the updated cyberpunk red jumpstart kits signed by the founder of the company Mike Pon Smith, as well as a complete print library of supplements to the original cyberpunk 2020 game, which came out in 1989. That is some serious original cyberpunk fun. So here are the two films First, you will see the grand prize winner cyber Boogie Shakedown and then the most cyberpunk odds zero signifier
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Competitors that people have submitted and put in long hours premiums films together, thanks to Lex and the team that also worked on all these rules the formalities behind it. And of course, thanks to 2600 for for partnering with this film festival. I think this could be this could be a regular feature. It was it was amazing. And I didn't think it could be done. And of course, we're used to doing the impossible here at hackers on planet Earth. That's that's kind of our signature activity. I'm sharing the screen. I have two more things to interject three more things interject. And then we'll end up with sort of thanks And sponsors and few more closing words. So we're getting towards the end, what you're seeing on your screen, there is a broadcast station. So this is where our winner, Cory is sitting right now. Actually, the broadcast station is in the data center location and one of our sponsors that I'll mention later, and it's basically a big hefty Windows PC and I thought people what would it look like from behind the scenes and it looks like it sort of looks like maybe it's it's not like in a formal situation and that's that's true. It's in the office at the data center, but it's in a data center climate controlled access controlled on a with a very robust, uplink, you know, power generation, all that sort of thing. So you can imagine that we were thinking about what could go wrong with hope. One of the things we thought of, well, you know, someone's power goes out, a system goes down, it just goes bad, all the regular things. And we got some great partners and contributors that that made infrastructure available. So I thought that this one was a fun, a fun slide to share. So So that was the broadcast workstation and how do we work that we worked at remotely. So the different broadcasts operators would get in using remote desktop type software to, to manage the the stream. And in fact, that's happening right now. That's how you're watching me through this through this workstation. One other thing I want to mention is the live stream count on, we've had an hour maybe I'll take a moment and thank Internet Society. Now, we've benefited tremendously from the partnership that hope hackers on planet earth and Internet Society or ISOC has had over the years, they've been broadcasting live, live streaming, the hope conference, main talks, from the in person conferences for the last several events. And we have a wonderful, talented contributor named jolly, who is a key person to make all this happen. And it's also one of the broadcast teams instead of the live stream studio, the stuff I mentioned earlier. So huge thanks. To Internet Society, huge thanks Internet Society. We have some great statistics. So this is just from the livestream channel. We know that there's, there's YouTube, there's a couple of other things that are out there. But just in terms of what we're pushing out from the livestream, we have just under 40,000 unique views. This is over nine days. And so you know, some of us will be counted multiple times, as you imagine, and over 1.1 million minutes viewed of hackers on planet earth during the last nine days. We also simulcast to Periscope, Twitch and YouTube. And I don't think we have statistics on YouTube, at least not in front of me here. But on Periscope we had over 2700 live watcher watchers and over 3000 replay watchers and for those of you that know how to use periscope it has some interesting features for the replay that that we thought were worthwhile making it available there. On the twitch we had a couple thousand why views and over 55,000 minutes. So these are these are some pretty respectable numbers, I think. And of course, over time, we have the Internet Archive. The talks are mostly there. I don't think they're all there yet. But the talks are pushed to the Internet Archive great, great friends of all of us. And also the talks will right now I think it's just one big long talk, but the talks will end up in channel 2600 in the YouTube area. So YouTube if you don't know this already, YouTube has a channel called channels, right 600 where you can see hope videos going all the way back to 1994. And they're fantastic to watch and wonderful experience. So these all will be there as well. So that was a long ish way. But I'll circle back I wanted to talk about the streaming but that was also a long way of saying Internet Society is what made this all happen. They delivered they made available their streams, the streaming platforms, the experts He's the talent and also the on a lot of the necessary labor to bring this conference to you for the last nine days. So thank you, Internet Society and very good, very close friend of hackers on planet Earth.
Okay, we're just about at the end here. I want to pause for a moment, I think of all our infrastructure. I know we missed some didn't want to miss the help desk. The Help Desk was spectacular. And I mentioned before we wanted to roll out design and deliver a service organization that made your hope experience as good as it could be. And we know that there was a lot of technology, it was a little rough around the edges. We were making some changes as we went, you know, we know that and we hope that most people are accepting of that. And if you've been doing in person, hackers on planet Earth, you might remember saying, gee, the internet isn't quite up yet and we drop this fiber optic down to 20 storey stairwell and need to use To recover our connectivity between the sixth floor of the hotel pen and the you know 18th floor and all this stuff. And some of us remember I see Bertie is smiling some of us remember climbing out on the roof of the hotel Pennsylvania in midtown Manhattan to set up our our ham radio station and our other communications gear. So you know, we're used to building a conference where you're not quite done building the conference. So the conference is already starting and I know that was was rough on some people and we tried to make it as easy as we could with some documentation and a lot of a lot of people offering support, but I wanted to call out the Help Desk Help Desk ticketing system, they have a number of different volunteers that were that were involved a lot of you interacted with, with Tara and Thurmond, and also some other people on the Help Desk team. So a special thanks to them. The Help Desk I think was extremely responsive. Everyone is used help desk right everyone has sent in a ticket and sent in an email has placed a phone call and been told that Your call is very, very important to them. And then you don't know what's going to happen after that. But I can tell you that in the help desk, I don't think any tickets sat in the queue for more than a couple of hours and those were on the overnights, we got very, very fast response. And because we had matrix and all these other channels, the Help Desk crew info desk crew was able to reach out to the expertise necessary and get answers, make fixes and so forth. So it was really it was one of the tips of the iceberg of the support organization. Thank you to the Help Desk room. Um, I think two or three last things to cover. Let me put up this slide. Let me do the slide screenshare thing again.
And these are the main organizations.
Not the individuals really but the major organizations that really helped us out we've talked a lot about Internet Society. a hacker days long, long time, their friend Sorry hackaday as long been a friend of the conference, they've usually had a booth or even a couple of booths in the vendor area. And they came back again as a sponsor, XL x is the data center where he saw that Windows system. And they also contributed several other systems, including a couple of the main systems for the big blue button, which if you're watching and the Big Blue Button room, that's the system that you're sitting on. Right now. I'd like to thank john companies, john companies is a organization a hosting company that made several bare metal systems available to us to run some of the monitoring. And also actually the help desk is running on the john company's San Diego data center. And the last one on slide here is no starch press. No starch presses donated a bunch of gift certificates and discount codes. Then those were the some of the prizes and hackers Got Talent. In addition, no search press has extended a discount code to everybody. Hoping you can find that in the discount code area on the wiki. We had a couple other organizations and individuals that donated these are sort of the ones that we we highlighted. We have some t shirt donations for hackers got talent, you can find that on the hacker where.io. You can acquia.io you can find that on the donations page. And also, I'd like to thank the people that are on that made that made infrastructure available. So back to that infrastructure team. Several of the systems were actually just paid for out of pocket by the by the volunteers. So these are some of the these are the main ones and some of the main sponsors that that helped to bring infrastructure to you by basically giving us stuff and why do they give stuff to hackers on planet Earth? Well, because they like us, they think it's a worthwhile activity, and they want to be part of the hacker community and value the interaction with the hacker community. So thanks to them
few moments and then we'll we'll we'll actually,
actually, let's do this. Now. Let's just see of the people in the zoom and the people in the matrix. Speak up if there's anything I missed, we're going to talk about civility for a few moments about feedback for a few moments. And then that's it. Yeah, go ahead.
Definitely a radio stettler has been going the whole time. And
you can also go back and listen to radio Statler archives because, you know, you got the talks going on, and you've also got Radio stettler going on. So you should go back and listen to radio Statler after the conference if you've been watching the talks, and also so that's radio dot hope dotnet and also we have all the film festival films. Now you can watch them on cyberpunk hope dotnet if you want to see all the films that were in the film festival,
Any other comments from our assembled group in the zoom here? Anything else All right.
I'd like to like to say a quick thank you to all those who did a bunch of hard work who, because of circumstances we ended up not being able to use like gala here would have been your days on, still been taking place at St. John's. So she put a lot of work into that and it went nowhere. So thank you very much for all that nothing. Thanks, thank the rest of you on staff just like it's been. It's been amazing that that we've been able to do this and I am so proud of all my hope colleagues and attendees and presenters and everyone who just came together and made something really special happen.
I would just like to piggyback on that this has been really my first year participating in a role other than following around my boyfriend and then my husband. So this has been an amazing experience to be part of the team. Again, the thing I was initially working on, was lost to the pandemic but this has been an amazing experience. Thank you to everybody who worked so hard to Essentially, Greg, thank you so much, Greg, everything you've done and you continue to do
this. My pleasure, my honor. Thank you.
I think we should make sure we give Jason Scott a special shout out here because of how well he handled the chaos and Carnage that we call hackers got talent, honestly, that this takes a an immense amount of patience and humor, and being able to handle anything thrown at you. And that is very hard to pull off.
And I'd like to give a shout out also to forest Fuqua, who was one of our initial broadcast crews who did a great job for I think six out of the nine days, so shout out to forest,
Dre, what's up nerds. And
Mitch altman is sleeping right now cuz he's in Berlin, but I gotta thank him for doing not only all the works of soft workshop stuff we do and Greg and I But he did such. I think he he outshined everybody on the speaker selection of the speaker's committee on speaker outreach. He brought in so many fantastic speakers this year. I have to give him a special thank you for, for bringing so much amazing content when for a while we didn't think we were going to have enough. And then the float then the heavens opened up and we just were showered with amazing submissions. So
thank you, Mitch sleepwell. Excellent.
Something I should probably also do soon. It's like 330 in the morning here.
Not too loud.
presenters. On hundreds, well over 100 presenters of talks, keynotes, nine separate keynotes, on dozens scores of workshop presenters that develop workshops on every topic that you can think of. All of these put in tons of time. We also had performances Thank you especially well thank you to the performers. But thank you especially to DJ Spock. And to Tamara.
Who brought in the,
the performances on.
On the performance side, also Cameron glass, some of you watched in a box last night, Cameron wrote, performed all of the music that we heard on the interstitial. So info beamers as we call them, mostly on all the time on on our secondary track, but in between talks on the primary track. Thank you so much to Cameron, we've mentioned radio stellar, let's send a special thank you to otter.ai otter.ai is fascinating to watch. It is technology that transcribes automatically makes an actual rotation of what is said and it's happening right now as a matter of fact, and we thank them for cooperation and outreach. I'd also like to comment there's there's I know that There's so many I'm going to forget and I rely on my friends to to add in. Anyone that I forgot. I want to mention that we had a really very, very special interaction with matrix.org. That matrix software. I hope it's not a secret, but we actually had the CEO of a matrix in the infrastructure matrix chat, giving us guidance on how to tune our Postgres database. And I actually, this might have been in the movie, I apologize if it was 102 in the Postgres database, and how to mitigate a distributed denial of service attack that we managed to weather and survive and we had, I can't remember the exact number of somewhere over one quarter million open TCP sockets on one single system during this during this attack, so having having the matrix CEO on our side was helpful. So that's quite a list I thank you so much to attendees. You You took a leap of faith you said we don't quite know what's going on but it might be cool. And we'll plunk down or a couple hundred dollars and and attend hope and thank you for that vote of support. We'd heard earlier how much of a difference is made to the viability of 2600 enterprises and 2600. Magazine and we all care about 2600 magazine and want to keep it, keep it. Keep it with us for as long as possible to come. I'm
wandering across Sorry, I ran across one line in the chat, I think it's kind of important to say, hope really lived up to its name. I'm inspired and ready for the future.
That's what we tried to do, isn't it? Yeah, that was, I think if there was a single essence that that sort of distills it, we you know, we're at Riad of history that is hopeless or feels hopeless, feels disempowering in so many ways. And what can we do about it and over and over again, during the talks with presenters, for example, they had ideas about what we could do, and just across the board, right, and we talked before about that The OTF fund, what can we do about that? What can the E FF do for us? Big pause for a moment, big shout out to E FF talks over and over again keynote, wonderful, wonderful friend, and of all the hackers, all the people that are on the internet. And I think really all the people, at least of the United States, if not the world, who, who want to benefit from privacy, freedom of speech, and all the great things the BFF fights were on. So we had talk after talk that brought hope. Or if maybe they weren't feeling that optimistic, they had ideas about what could be better what could be done, and particularly what the hacker community might be able to do to to improve the situation. So thank you. Yeah, thanks. That's a fantastic comment. I want to mention just two more things that are on my list. And, again, I'll count on my friends and people in matrix to see if I'm missing anything, and I apologize for all the people And activities that I didn't ask but thank you you valued on I want to talk about stability for a moment, the first opening remarks of hope with the manual. And then I came on and gave an overview of what what to expect that was nine o'clock in ancient history seems like decades ago, but it was about nine days ago. We encouraged people to build a community to be civil to one another, follow that golden rule, and to give a little bit of collaborative oversight because despite having many volunteers, the volunteers can't be everywhere, and don't always have the power or the judgment to to intervene and make things right sort of instantly. And what we observed over and over again, was that the community was extremely civil in the matrix shots and and the other online forums, the and by the way, the hub has fantastic the anarchists village hub, we had a Another hub, I left those out before, what a fantastic technology. But civility ruled, we had extremely polite interaction with the workshops within the workshops with the presenters of various types. And it made me feel like the the community does have this ability that we need. And yet just like humans everywhere, as we've heard in so many of our talks, we can be subject to disruption to various types of baiting and things that that, you know, maybe will will shift us from our clear view to a filtered view. And that filtered view I think, has been
sometimes. So, thank you. Thank you for being incredibly civil and incredibly conscientious community, which was built up, formed, developed, matured, thrive and got a whole lot done. Learn to lie and give a lot of self support during the time of hackers on planet Earth. Thank
you. The last thing I'll mention is, I think this is the last thing I'll mention.
I forgotten anything I know I have. The last thing on my list is feedback. So as we heard from the manual earlier, you will get an email at some point, if you're an older address. So whatever you use to buy your ticket, you got your ticket codes and had a little interaction. So you'll get an email at some point over the future that invites you to give your shirt size and maybe a few other details. And I'm not sure if it'll be that or if it'll be before then. But I think everyone also will get an email inviting them to send feedback and email feedback is great. We've collected feedback and matrix and some of the other you know forums. And so feedback at hope dotnet is the email address and you can do that right now. You can do it later do it over the upcoming weeks, I can tell you that every message gets read. And many of those messages feed back at hope dotnet result in improvements or tuning or other shifts in how we do things in the future. So feedback at hope dotnet is the address for for feedback. Um,
before we enter
a call, again, anything I'm listening, I'm sorry, go ahead. Anything I forgot how
we ended the shout outs, I want to shout out to all of the organizers and villages because each of the villages did something different to deal with whatever it was that they were doing. The lock picking village dimsum hackerspace the radio village I spent a whole bunch of time in the anarchist village because it was frickin cool. They made a whole virtual worlds in hubs in Mozilla hubs and It's still up. And they were talking about actually continuing to have like movie nights over there because it's a really cool space. We were actually watching talks live kind of standing next to each other in the virtual space, and also had a disco there a couple nights. So kudos to all of the people who did all of the different villages. They were awesome.
Thank you, Alicia. Yeah, that was fantastic. I mentioned the hubs, but I didn't mention the villages. See, I knew I was forgetting recording critical stuff that I loved. Because it's there's so much going on. Hackers on planet earth 2020 has been history making. You've been part of it. It happened right here. You've been part of it. Thank you for joining us. Hackers on planet Earth. We're gonna