Worldwide Aaron Swartz Memorial Hackathons

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In memory of hacktivist [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aaron_Swartz Aaron Swartz], there will be a series of hackathons around the world in Jan.-Feb., 2013 dedicated to understanding Aaron's work and keeping his projects alive. Themes include open information access, sharing and preserving human knowledge, hacking for social/political justice, and techno-activism.
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In memory of hacktivist [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aaron_Swartz Aaron Swartz], there will be a series of hackathons around the world in Jan.-Feb., 2013 dedicated to understanding Aaron's work and keeping his projects alive. This page is intended as a record of what was done at each of these hackathons. If you'd like to suggest project ideas or help organize stuff, see the [https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0Ai2JAMm86EJbdFg1TW5tenNJSUt3X2dVVmQ3M08xSlE#gid=0 coordination spreadsheet]. You can contact [[user:yan | the main coordinator]] for the worldwide effort via [mailto:yan@mit.edu email].
 
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This page is intended as a record of what was done at each of these hackathons. If you'd like to suggest project ideas or help in organizing these hackathons, see the [https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0Ai2JAMm86EJbdFg1TW5tenNJSUt3X2dVVmQ3M08xSlE#gid=0 coordination spreadsheet]. [[user:yan | yan]] is the main coordinator for this project, and you can contact her via [mailto:yan@mit.edu email].
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*Website: http://hacknight.in/hasgeek/aaronsw-memorial
 
*Website: http://hacknight.in/hasgeek/aaronsw-memorial
  
=== Summary of Stuff Done ===
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=== Report ===
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Here is a link to the playlist containing three videos from the Aaron Swartz Memorial Hacknight: http://hasgeek.tv/hasgeek/aaronsw-hacknight.
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According to Kiran:
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*We had a discussion for nearly two hours on Aaron's life and work and it's relevance in India. We recorded the whole talk on video and will process that soon (need to confirm the audio is decent since we didn't use a mike and speakers). http://hacknight.in/hasgeek/aaronsw-memorial/projects/1-what-did-aaron-do
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*Anand Chitipothu followed up with an hour-long Web.py workshop. http://hacknight.in/hasgeek/aaronsw-memorial/projects/4-web-py-workshop
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*He's now working on making Web.py's SQL module standalone. http://hacknight.in/hasgeek/aaronsw-memorial/projects/2-sql-py-web-db-as-a-separate-package
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*Arun Raghavan and company have had success with extracting electoral data from PDF files to make it searchable. They're retired for the night and will resume tomorrow to fix issues with long names that wrap awkardly in the PDF file and confuse their parser. http://hacknight.in/hasgeek/aaronsw-memorial/projects/7-liberate-electoral-data
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*Anand also had some data to be processed that he's got a few enthusiasts helping him with. http://hacknight.in/hasgeek/aaronsw-memorial/projects/5-liberate-some-public-data
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*Shubhanshu Mishra's legal project had no takers, so he's left for the night. http://hacknight.in/hasgeek/aaronsw-memorial/projects/6-online-legal-help
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A more detailed report is in the works and will be added soon!
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== Macedonia / Croatia / Serbia / Slovenia / Slovakia ==
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=== Details ===
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*Dates:  Jan 19, 18:00 - late
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*Locations:
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**kika - Skopjehacklab, Macedonia( http://b10g.spodeli.org/p/blog-page.html )
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**hacklab in mama - Zagreb, Croatia ( http://wiki.razmjenavjestina.org )
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**oosm - Belgrade, Serbia ( http://oosm.org/ )
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**cyberpipe - Ljubljana, Slovenia ( https://www.kiberpipa.org )
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**progressbar - Bratislava, Slovakia ( https://progressbar.sk )
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*Organizers: nikola@henezi.com, ki.ber@kom.uni.st
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*Website: http://piratepad.net/haackathon
  
 
== San Francisco ==
 
== San Francisco ==
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=== Details ===
 
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*Dates:  Jan 25 19:00 - Jan 27 19:00  
 
*Dates:  Jan 25 19:00 - Jan 27 19:00  
*Location: [https://www.noisebridge.net], San Francisco, US
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*Location: [https://www.noisebridge.net Noisebridge], San Francisco, US
 
*Organizers: yan@mit.edu, shannon@scatter.com, mct@toren.net
 
*Organizers: yan@mit.edu, shannon@scatter.com, mct@toren.net
 
*Website: https://www.noisebridge.net/wiki/Aaron_Swartz_Memorial_Hackathon
 
*Website: https://www.noisebridge.net/wiki/Aaron_Swartz_Memorial_Hackathon
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== Boston ==
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=== Details ===
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*Dates:  Feb 2, times TBD
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*Location: [http://builds.cc/ BUilds], Boston, US
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*Organizers: shidash@shidash.com, spectranaut@gmail.com, brianbrian@gmail.com, bcourter@gmail.com, dannyc@bu.edu
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*Website:

Revision as of 17:46, 21 January 2013

In memory of hacktivist Aaron Swartz, there will be a series of hackathons around the world in Jan.-Feb., 2013 dedicated to understanding Aaron's work and keeping his projects alive. This page is intended as a record of what was done at each of these hackathons. If you'd like to suggest project ideas or help organize stuff, see the coordination spreadsheet. You can contact the main coordinator for the worldwide effort via email.


Contents

Bangalore

Details

Report

Here is a link to the playlist containing three videos from the Aaron Swartz Memorial Hacknight: http://hasgeek.tv/hasgeek/aaronsw-hacknight.

According to Kiran:

A more detailed report is in the works and will be added soon!

Macedonia / Croatia / Serbia / Slovenia / Slovakia

Details

San Francisco

Details

Boston

Details

  • Dates: Feb 2, times TBD
  • Location: BUilds, Boston, US
  • Organizers: shidash@shidash.com, spectranaut@gmail.com, brianbrian@gmail.com, bcourter@gmail.com, dannyc@bu.edu
  • Website:
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