[Noisebridge-announce] Aaron Swartz Memorial Hackathon, 7pm Friday through 7pm Sunday

Michael C. Toren mct at toren.net
Fri Jan 25 00:41:53 UTC 2013


In memory of Aaron Swartz, Noisebridge will be hosting a hackathon starting
at 7pm on Friday, January 25th and continuing through 7pm on Sunday, January
27th.

Aaron was a hacktivist and friend of many in our community. 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 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, the Stop Online
Piracy Act in the US, which threatened to have far reaching unintended
consequences.

Aaron Swartz committed suicide on January 11, 2013, but his work on making
the world a better place should not die with him.  Please join us for two
days of understanding his work and contributing to keep his memory and
projects alive.

For more information, please see:

	https://www.noisebridge.net/wiki/Aaron_Swartz_Memorial_Hackathon
	https://www.noisebridge.net/wiki/Worldwide_Aaron_Swartz_Memorial_Hackathons

A list of potential projects that might be particularly appropriate to hack
on can be found at:

	https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0Ai2JAMm86EJbdFg1TW5tenNJSUt3X2dVVmQ3M08xSlE#gid=1


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