[Noisebridge-discuss] Nov 8th! (and 9th) Aaron Swartz Day and International Hackathon

Lisa Rein lisa at lisarein.com
Sat Nov 8 02:12:02 UTC 2014

Wow Naomi that's great! We'll have to write up a blog post about it ;-)

Thank you so much! See you tomorrow :)



> Hi Lisa, Internet Archive, and Noisebridge,
> Today, Signal and I got permission from our company, Invitae, to release
> an
> Open Source library of PubMed annotated content under the Apache License.
> medgen-mysql:
> https://bitbucket.org/invitae/medgen-mysql
> This library aggregates tons of annotations about medical genetics
> recently
> made available by the US National LIbrary of Medicine. We make these
> annotations available in MySQL databases.
> We worked really hard to get this library open-sourced in time for the
> Aaron Swartz Hackathon this weekend, and also worked hard to smooth out
> the
> interface so that you can basically just do this:
> make <database_name>
> ...for databases like Clinvar, Pubmed, Gene, PersonalGenomes, and more.
> We're hoping this library will catalyze some interesting explorative
> hacking in the spirit of downloading academic content for great justice.
> Signal and I will both be on-hand tomorrow to explain the contents of
> these
> databases and suggest ways of using them.
> See you tomorrow at the Internet Archive!
> Much love,
> Naomi
> On Sun, Nov 2, 2014 at 10:55 AM, Lisa Rein <lisa at lisarein.com> wrote:
>> Hi Noisebridge Folks :-)
>> I wanted to make sure you all knew about the "Aaron Swartz Day and
>> International Hackathon" events going on all over the world - and right
>> here in San Francisco.
>> First, on Saturday AND Sunday, at the beautiful Internet Archive (300
>> Funston Ave, San Francisco) there's a hackathon going on from 11am-6pm.
>> Food and Beverages will be provided and yes! there will be vegan
>> options:
>> http://www.aaronswartzday.org/sanfrancisco/
>> Then that night, a big celebration - with wine and goodies at 6pm
>> (always
>> vegan options), awesome speakers at 7pm, and a special screening, with
>> Director Brian Knappenberger there in person, of "The Internet's Own
>> Boy"
>> at 8pm (*and* doing Q & A after the movie at 9:45).
>> Speakers (7pm) include Dan Purcell from Aaron's legal team, Garrett
>> Robinson and James Dolan from SecureDrop, Cindy Cohn from EFF, Kevin
>> Poulsen re: FOIA case to have Aaron's FBI and Secret Service files
>> released, and more. Here's the invite with all the speakers:
>> http://www.aaronswartzday.org/invite/
>> Finally, after the movie Q & A, keep the conversation going, and start
>> planning your hackathon projects for Sunday, just a few blocks from the
>> Internet Archive down Clement Street at Pizza Orgasmica (823 Clement St,
>> San Francisco) where the afterparty will be going on from
>> 10:30pm-1:30am.
>> (Beer and pizza on the house, although we might start running out after
>> the first 75 or so.)
>> It is my hope that people will come from all around and bring their
>> friends for the whole weekend extravaganza! I bet I can feed as many
>> people as the Internet Archive upstairs can hold (300+). (Let's try to
>> see
>> how many people the Internet Archive can hold :-)
>> Ok thanks for spreading the word. Getting people to think about this is
>> as
>> important as the event itself. I've created a page called "Setting the
>> Record Straight" to help explain the facts of the case that everyone
>> takes
>> for granted right now, although the media still hasn't really chosen to
>> clear up it's initial confusion. We'll see how it goes this time around.
>> Maybe it will pay better attention:
>> http://www.aaronswartzday.org/aaronswartzfacts/
>> Cheers,
>> lisa
>> Lisa Rein
>> http://www.aaronswartzday.org
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Lisa Rein


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