I'm not gonna say where, but I attended a panel of hackers/information security professionals for a discussion about hacker culture and the audience had some well-informed and skeptical people that openly discussed hot-button items like Podesta's weak "p@ssw0rd" and the frail Russia narrative.
The discussion got interesting when one of the lead panelists anecdotally mentioned Russia and the US election as an example of a "black hat" (deviant/bad) hacker which triggered an immediate challenge by a very sharp & eloquent audience member in the front row questioning the Russian connection. He led the panelist to rescind the point completely. The front-row hacker had incredible support from the audience who had their own questions and skepticism for the panelist. The energy was palpable. Very inspiring.
The panelist, by the way, was by no means a small-fry in information security. His experience and knowledge in system exploits was vast and rare. A real Defcon regular and a highly in-demand contractor. When he was forced to admit in front of 100 people that he didn't have evidence for the Russia claim, he very humbly dropped the premise, agreed that he shouldn't have used that as an example, and apologized before moving on.
It was awesome to see such a conscientious and AMERICAN hacker community act so bravely. It may be tough to get through to everybody, but we're making waves with the right people. I witnessed smart, convicted people speak up for the truth. The hairs on the back of my neck were standing up. We're in good hands. There are bold, talented, and righteous people in our corner.
Love you guys. Keep up the good work.