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Hackmeeting 2007
Ten years nerdcore, hackmeeting in Pisa, 28-29-30 September 2007. The hacker community meets to share productions and secretions. The hardware lays bare, new openings are available, plug and play, download, copy, so hot, you burn it! Again and again under the slogan code is written, future is not!

Hack-it 07 logo


Hack-it 07

Founding Year (firstedition):



Annual (since 1998 the event has been itinerant and has been held in different Italian cities)


Centro Sociale Rebeldia, via Battisti 51/633, Pisa

Structure (concerts, exhibition, seminars, workshops):

Promoting Institution/Producer:

The whole event and the technical/logistic organization are self-managed and self-financed by the digital (but not only) communities and the individuals that want to contribute to the discussion. A virtual collective, who can be found in the mailing list hackmeeting@inventati.org, is in charge of the organization during the year.

Artistic Direction:

Administration (structure, staff, representatives andcollaborators):

The international guests counted, among others, the American journalist Armin Medosh from the FLOSS (Free Libre Open Source Software), the German Andy Mueller Maghun, historical member of the Chaos Computer Club in Berlin and the New Yorker Emmanuel Goldstein, expert of hacking and social engineering representative of the EFF (Electronic Frontier Foundation).

Collaborations(possible long-term collaborations/episodic collaborations with institutions/associations):


Centro Sociale Rebeldia, via Battisti 51/633, Pisa






  • Promote the diffusion of the knowledge as well as critical and aware use of the Internet and the new technologies, opposing their repressive and commercial drift.
  • Question the mass access to the wideband and the issues related to privacy.
  • Question the consequences of the social use of technologies and the convergence of technologies and sexualities.
  • Analyse the perception of the cyberspace.
  • Resist censorship and study ways to oppose the traditional logic of patents and copyright.

Areas of Interest:

Internet art, freedom of expression, open source software, new technologies, digital rights, free information, activism, wideband, privacy, web 2.0.

Origin and History:

The annual Hack-it is not only a gathering where Italian hackers meet, but it is also an opportunity to share the interests on telematic communication open to people that want to experiment and discuss the social, technical and political use of telematic and computer instruments.
10 years after the first Hackmeeting in Florence, hackers met in Pisa at the Centro Sociale Rebeldia, outside the city on the 28, 29 and 30 September 2007. Aware that in the past 10 years the world of hacking has changed and that «those that seemed the interests of a small group of nerds, have become the interests of everyone». [1].
In the manifesto of Hack-it 07 hackers state: «We are all a bit hacker, no one likes the fact that Google is able to know every detail of our preferences while surfing the net, and the internet communities became indispensable to organize people work, leisure and free time.»
The 2007 event was centred on digital rights and onissues such as the choice of open source software, the opposition to the traditional logic of patents and copyright and problems linked to the work in the computer field as, for example,privacy defence and resistance to censorship. The meeting proposes the creation of self-managed servers, the study and experimentation of clean energy sources and the research of control and security systems. «People have understood that their on-line privacy is not a prerogative for a small group (...) hackers are not considered any longer as an anomaly linked to counter-cultures, but as subject with whom to interact to understand and improve the Internet»
Besides, Hack-it 07 wanted to face the problems raised by web 2.0. Those are the words by Bomboclat, one of the organizers: «We thought that cyberspace would have changed national laws because it would have changed people mentality and their way to relate to information. Then we reached the rough awareness that nations are trying to redefine the non-circumscribed cyberspace trying to spread and increase the control of the activities that take place on the Internet». The meeting, since its first edition in 1998 has been opened to everyone with just onerequirement: to share the hacker ethic and attitude, that does not necessarily mean «being able to use a computer», but being willing to go further.
In the opening program we can read: «our being "hackers" comes out in every day life also when we are not using computers; it emerges when we fight to changewhat we don’t like, such as false and imposed information, the use of non-accessible and expensive technologies, the reception of information without interaction and the passive withstanding of the introduction of repressive and censorious technologies (...) we are genuinely scared by the rapidity with which technology becomes linked to social control, wars,and a noxious and schizophrenic fear of other people. Our approach is completely different.»
The meeting hosted seminars, presentations, workshops and moments of informal exchange, wi-fi scavenger hunts, copyleft music events, bicycle laboratories, the capanne dei suchi (spaces for meetings and debates), and more than 30 workshops for any kind of audience, computer technicians and not. Here complete program.


Projects (realized/on-going/to be realized):

Seminars: Here the detailed descriptions

  • Linux base
  • Abuso di PHP
  • Un Questionario Autogestito Contro La Propaganda Proibizionista
  • NuRI
  • Fbi IMproved
  • Protezione delle comunicazioni via posta elettronica
  • Isotopia - _TO
  • Creative Commons e creativita' musicale: istruzioni per l'uso
  • Hacking webcookies
  • OpenWRT: La distro per embedded
  • The Hacker Conspiracy
  • Fallimenti promettenti
  • Hack the bread!
  • IPSec Traffic Flow Confidentiality
  • 45 RPM/ Revolutions per Minute
  • Perche' PRIMES e' in P?
  • Reti distribuite
  • Interests around the Cyberspace about the hackers choice and lessons learned
  • Autotools
  • Caccaserver
  • Driver Video Reverse Engineered, verso flussi video e OpenGL realmente open
  • Circuit bending, micromusic & other little noise
  • VoIP: Voice over Internet Privacy
  • L'arte del BPF
  • Censura in Italia: chi, come e perche' censura
  • Hack the science
  • Metodi di compromissione dei sistemi anonimi
  • The Evolution of Hacking
  • HackGrid/HackNet



Events and other activities:

  • Hack the bike

The art of repairing bicycles, understanding how to fix gear, brakes, tyres, perhaps even spokes.In collaboration with Rebeldia bike workshop.

  • Anche la musica ha il suo lato nerd!

In concurrence withHackit_07, the Turin collective High Voltage Underground presented an evening dedicated to music free from copyright and lobby control. The event took place at Spazio Antagonista Newroz in Pisa with: - Decadence Death (Turin - black death core) - Heretica (Turin - thrash core) - Suboscura (Bologna - death prog) - Deathrider (Fabriano - heavy'n'roll)

  • Wi-fi hunting"

Discussing the thousand ways of playing with wireless. The playground? Pisa!

  • Make your TV studio

From digital to analogue, a small video studio for interviews and the editing of the seminars’ video for publishing them on the website.

  • Capanne dei suchi

Gathering place for the discussion of specific topics. The debate mode is different from the traditional seminar where the information path is "from one to many"".

Multimedia Files:




Augmented Reality:








  1. From the Manifesto Hackmeeting 2007 , in Press release Hack-it 07. Teen Years nerdcore

Kind of File:


Object (category) from Thesaurus Pico Cultura Italia:

Artisti Incontri/dibattiti

Object (category, tags) free text:

copyright, media, web 2.0, Hacker, hacktivism, attivismo, open source, censura, diritti digitali

Related Voices:

Hackmeeting 1998, Hackmeeting, open source, linux, hacker, etica hacker, Hacking sociale, hacktivism