TPP Hackathon

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San Francisco's Techno-Activism Third Mondays shifts 24 hours into the (hopefully not too dystopian) future next week.

We're teaming up with colleagues in Washington DC for a special on the Trans-Pacific Partnership with the:

FLUSH THE TPP HACKATHON

Join us for an evening of hacking, building, and meme-making as part of a week of action against the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement!

The TPP, a trade agreement whose text was released just this month: https://www.eff.org/issues/tpp . Its e-commerce and intellectual property chapters would extend copyright terms in many countries, limit governments' ability to require source code, place bans on circumventing DRM, increase ISP liability, and strip away privacy for domain owners. https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2015/10/final-leaked-tpp-text-all-we-feared

At this Tuesday hackathon, we'll be working on making new online tools, resources, and graphics for people to use and spread the word about the threats of the TPP.

IN WASHINGTON D.C:

WHEN: Tuesday, November 17 5:00pm ~ late

WHERE: First Trinity Lutheran Church, 4th and E Sts., NW and worldwide*

WHO: Activists, hackers, artists, and tinkerers. Some technical background encouraged but not required.

IN SAN FRANCISCO, CA:

WHEN: Tuesday, November 17 3PM-7PM

WHERE: Noisebridge Hackerspace, 2169 Mission St, San Francisco

WHO: Techno-activist regulars, and anyone else with an interest in learning more about how the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement affects the Internet and innovation.

This will be a hands-on session, where you can participate in projects being developed in both spaces.

Here are some sample project ideas:

  • TPP Quiz: A way for people to become acquainted with the problems of these deals and help them become better at conveying the threats to their friends and family.
  • Inspect the Text: A tool to highlight portions of the text and how they would affect the public interest, so that people can see what language in the actual text translates to specific regulatory concerns. It could also reveal which industries may have lobbied for or would benefit from this language.
  • Media/Graphic Repository: A platform where all shareable images, videos, and other media can be put in one place for ease of reference and use. Ideally, this would also have share buttons and also have a way to specify usage via Creative Commons licenses.

Hope to see you there!

For more info, please contact User:Malaclyps