In 2004, the Fifth HOPE took place July 9Â–11. Steve Wozniak and Kevin Mitnick both spoke at the convention, drawing huge crowds and media interviews. On the last day of the convention, Cheshire CatalystÂ’s social experiment, known as Â“the public rant,Â” was found to be a refreshing psychological noise-reducing exercise for the hacker participants. In 2006 HOPE number 6 was held from July 21 to July 23 with Richard Stallman as a keynote speaker.
See Also: Bernie S. (a.k.a. Edward Cummings); Goldstein, Emmanuel Hacker Icon (a.k.a. Eric Corley); Hacker Quarterly Magazine (a.k.a. 2600); Mitnick, Kevin (a.k.a. Condor); Stallman, Richard; Wozniak, Steve.