Aaron Swartz Memorial Hacknight

by Prasad Krishna last modified Jan 17, 2013 05:18 AM
On Saturday, January 19, 2013, HasGeek and the Centre for Internet and Society (CIS) are organizing a hacknight to understand Aaron’s work and contribute to his projects. The event starts from 2.00 p.m. onwards and ends at 8.00 a.m., the next day morning.

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Jan 19, 2013 06:00 AM to
Jan 20, 2013 12:00 AM

Where

The Centre for Internet & Society, Bangalore, No. 194, 2nd 'C' Cross, Domlur, IInd Stage - 560071 (Near Domlur Club and TERI Complex)

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Among the hackers present will be some of Aaron's collaborators, such as Anand Chitipothu and A S L Devi.The Aaron Swartz memorial hacknight is a free event. You do not have to be a hacker to contribute and do not have to be present for the entire night. Join us even if just to show solidarity or inspire others on what they can do. HasGeek encourages participants to bring their own energy drinks and snacks for the evening so that there is enough to go around.

To register, visit: http://hacknight.in/hasgeek/aaronsw-memorial. Once your registration is approved, you can add or join a project to work on during the hacknight.

Aaron Swartz

Aaron Swartz was a hacktivist. He helped create RSS 1.0; contributed to Creative Commons; was an early builder of Reddit, where he's often acknowledged as a co-founder; created the web.py framework; and more recently, became a data liberator, first with PACER, the US public case law archive, and then with scholarly articles from JSTOR, both of which got him into trouble with the law. Aaron's Demand Progress project helped stop SOPA and PIPA, the Stop Online Piracy Act and the Protect IP Act in the US, both of which threatened to have far reaching unintended consequences.

Aaron Swartz took his life on Jan 11, 2013. However, his work on making the world a better place should not die with him. On Saturday, January 19, HasGeek and the Centre for Internet and Society (CIS) are organizing a hacknight to understand Aaron’s work and contribute to his projects. Among the hackers present will be some of Aaron's collaborators, such as Anand Chitipothu and A S L Devi, who can help you get started.

About HasGeek

HasGeek creates discussion spaces around emerging technologies to foster the growth of communities. Since 2010, HasGeek has organized a number of conferences, hacknights and geekups around open source, web design and development, big data, cloud computing and mobile opportunities. The HasGeek Job Board connects thousands of individuals every month with jobs around upcoming technologies. HasGeek also builds tools to assist communities with organizing events and meetups. For more information, write to [email protected]

About CIS

CIS is a research and advocacy organization based in Bangalore. Founded in 2008, the Centre critically engages with issues concerning internet governance, freedom of speech, public accountability and digital pluralism. Through multidisciplinary research, intervention, and collaboration, CIS seeks to explore, understand, and affect the shape and form of the internet, and its relationship with the political, cultural, and social milieu of our times.

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