This is a friendly reminder to cancel your Saturday plans and come to the <a href="https://www.noisebridge.net/wiki/Aaron_Swartz_Memorial_Hackathon">Aaron Swartz Memorial Hackathon</a> at Noisebridge. Robert and I are here working on open government data hacking, Ping is porting Recap to chrome, there is a guy here drawing a portrait of me who will also draw a portrait of you if you show up, and later this afternoon there will be a bunch of talks: <div>
<br><div><ul style="line-height:19.03333282470703px;list-style-type:square;margin:0.3em 0px 0px 1.6em;padding:0px;font-family:sans-serif;font-size:13px;background-color:rgb(255,255,255)"><li style="margin-bottom:0.1em">4 pm: <i>Step 1: FOIA, Step 2: ??, Step 3: Profit</i>, <a rel="nofollow" class="external text" href="http://zesty.ca/" style="text-decoration:initial;color:rgb(51,102,187);background-image:url(data:image/png;base64,iVBORw0KGgoAAAANSUhEUgAAAAoAAAAKCAYAAACNMs+9AAAAVklEQVR4Xn3PgQkAMQhDUXfqTu7kTtkpd5RA8AInfArtQ2iRXFWT2QedAfttj2FsPIOE1eCOlEuoWWjgzYaB/IkeGOrxXhqB+uA9Bfcm0lAZuh+YIeAD+cAqSz4kCMUAAAAASUVORK5CYII=);padding-right:13px;background-repeat:no-repeat no-repeat">Ka-Ping Yee</a>. How to write Freedom of Information Act request letters to do good things for the world.</li>
<li style="margin-bottom:0.1em">5 pm: <i>Hacktivism: On social justice movements</i>, <a rel="nofollow" class="external text" href="http://www.linkedin.com/in/djabbour" style="text-decoration:initial;color:rgb(51,102,187);background-image:url(data:image/png;base64,iVBORw0KGgoAAAANSUhEUgAAAAoAAAAKCAYAAACNMs+9AAAAVklEQVR4Xn3PgQkAMQhDUXfqTu7kTtkpd5RA8AInfArtQ2iRXFWT2QedAfttj2FsPIOE1eCOlEuoWWjgzYaB/IkeGOrxXhqB+uA9Bfcm0lAZuh+YIeAD+cAqSz4kCMUAAAAASUVORK5CYII=);padding-right:13px;background-repeat:no-repeat no-repeat">Daniel Jabbour</a>. A brief history of social justice movements, and my own experience with policy reform and hacktivism.</li>
<li style="margin-bottom:0.1em">6 pm: <i>Principles of Low Power Design</i>, <a rel="nofollow" class="external text" href="http://dolemite.wuli.nu/" style="text-decoration:initial;color:rgb(51,102,187);background-image:url(data:image/png;base64,iVBORw0KGgoAAAANSUhEUgAAAAoAAAAKCAYAAACNMs+9AAAAVklEQVR4Xn3PgQkAMQhDUXfqTu7kTtkpd5RA8AInfArtQ2iRXFWT2QedAfttj2FsPIOE1eCOlEuoWWjgzYaB/IkeGOrxXhqB+uA9Bfcm0lAZuh+YIeAD+cAqSz4kCMUAAAAASUVORK5CYII=);padding-right:13px;background-repeat:no-repeat no-repeat">Alex Newman</a>. Hardware you have never heard of for more low power.</li>
<li style="margin-bottom:0.1em">7 pm: <i>Improving the Scientific Process through Software</i>, <a rel="nofollow" class="external text" href="http://www.hertzfoundation.org/dx/fellows/fellow_profile.aspx?d=1205" style="text-decoration:initial;color:rgb(51,102,187);background-image:url(data:image/png;base64,iVBORw0KGgoAAAANSUhEUgAAAAoAAAAKCAYAAACNMs+9AAAAVklEQVR4Xn3PgQkAMQhDUXfqTu7kTtkpd5RA8AInfArtQ2iRXFWT2QedAfttj2FsPIOE1eCOlEuoWWjgzYaB/IkeGOrxXhqB+uA9Bfcm0lAZuh+YIeAD+cAqSz4kCMUAAAAASUVORK5CYII=);padding-right:13px;background-repeat:no-repeat no-repeat">Jacob Steinhardt</a>. Learn about existing open source projects to improve science, and others that should exist but don't.</li>
<li style="margin-bottom:0.1em">8 pm: Part two of Danny's talk?</li></ul></div><div><br></div><div>Later there'll be a (relatively quiet) <span style="font-family:sans-serif;font-size:13px;line-height:19.03333282470703px;background-color:rgb(255,255,255)">DJ set by </span><a rel="nofollow" class="external text" href="http://www.chromatest.net/" style="text-decoration:initial;color:rgb(51,102,187);background-image:url(data:image/png;base64,iVBORw0KGgoAAAANSUhEUgAAAAoAAAAKCAYAAACNMs+9AAAAVklEQVR4Xn3PgQkAMQhDUXfqTu7kTtkpd5RA8AInfArtQ2iRXFWT2QedAfttj2FsPIOE1eCOlEuoWWjgzYaB/IkeGOrxXhqB+uA9Bfcm0lAZuh+YIeAD+cAqSz4kCMUAAAAASUVORK5CYII=);background-color:rgb(255,255,255);padding-right:13px;font-family:sans-serif;font-size:13px;line-height:19.03333282470703px;background-repeat:no-repeat no-repeat">Chromatest J. Pantsmaker</a> and some of us might take a field trip around the mission to look for hidden surveillance cameras if we get bored of using computers. </div>
<div><br></div><div>See you,</div><div>Yan</div><div><br><div><br clear="all"><div><br></div>-- <br>Yan Zhu<br><a href="http://web.mit.edu/zyan/www/" target="_blank">http://web.mit.edu/zyan/www/</a>
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