2017 Aaron Swartz International Hackathon - San Francisco

The Internet Archive is hosting a two-day hackathon, on Saturday, November 4th (10am-6pm) and Sunday, November 5th (11am-6pm). ADMISSION IS FREE! More info here: https://www.aaronswartzday.org/sanfrancisco

Food and refreshments will be provided, so you don’t have to leave the building from 10 am until 9:30pm, if you are so inclined. (Yes there are vegetarian and vegan options :-)

As always, this is a great opportunity to hack on SecureDrop, the whistleblower submission system originally created by Aaron and Kevin Poulsen, that is now managed by the Freedom of the Press Foundation.

Jen Helsby, SecureDrop’s Lead Developer and Connor Schaefer, SecureDrop’s Senior DevOps Engineer, will be on hand to answer questions.

In addition, there are several other hackathon “tracks” that we will be fleshing out over in the weeks leading up to the event. (This is just a starting list):
1. Ethical Algorithms
2. Usable Crypto
3. FOIA

Here is a tentative schedule:

When:
Saturday, November 4, 2017 - 10am - 6pm (Hackathon Reception starts at 6:00 pm)
Sunday, November 5, 2017 - 11am - 6pm

Note that the evening reception begins Saturday at 6:00 pm.
The evening event starts at 7:30 pm: http://www.aaronswartzday.org/invite/

Where:
The Internet Archive
300 Funston Ave, San Francisco, CA 94118
https://archive.org/about/contact.php#directions
Food and refreshments provided. Just bring your computer and your ideas.

The focus of the multifold this year. As always, it's a great time to hack on SecureDrop https://securedrop.org/, the whistleblower submission system originally created by Aaron just before he passed away.

Jen Helsby, SecureDrop's Lead Developer and Connor Schaefer, SecureDrop's Senior DevOps Engineer, will be on hand to answer questions.


Saturday

9:30 am Breakfast

10:00 am SecureDrop Hackathon Begins

10:00 am - 12 pm - Upstairs in the Great Room:

Project Introductions - Tell folks about your "Project to Hack On"

10 am - 12 pm - Downstairs - Super Simple Secure Messaging Bootcamp w/ Lisa Rein & Friends

Signal, OnionShare, Tor Browser Basics
Using these tools together to get a file to someone securely in real time
Practicing this one little thing - over and over

Noon - 1pm Lunch & Signal Safety Number Verification Party
1pm - 1:45 pm - Hacker Culture Panel - Living an Open Source Life w/audience Q and A and questions from internet. Panel: Gabriella Coleman and others.

2:00 - 2:45 pm - Ethical Algorithms Panel - w/Q and A. Kristian Lum (Human Rights Data Analysis Group - HRDAG) and Caroline Sinders (Wikimedia Foundation)

3pm -4:30 pm Barrett Brown and Steve Phillips - Building a Better Opposition: Process Democracy and the Second Wave of Online Resistance w/ Q and A

5pm - 6:00 pm - Jason Leopold's FOIA Wisdom w/ Q and A

6:00-7:00 pm Hackathon Reception - We will toast to many things this year :-)

7:00-7:30 - Reception finishes up 7:10pm and guests will make will make their way upstairs
Speakers 7:30 - 9:30 pm

Sunday - Tentatively

10:30 am - Breakfast

11am - 12 pm - Breakfast and talks upstairs TBA

12pm - 1pm (and all day) Lunch is served.

1-2pm - TBA Panel

2 - 3 pm Pursuance Advanced Tech (w Q and A) - Steve Phillips and Barrett Brown

3-6 pm More intense technical/lightening talks


For more information about anything, please contact:
Lisa Rein, Co-founder, Aaron Swartz Day
lisa@lisarein.com

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