Lisa Rein writes, "Noisebridge and the Internet Archive are hosting a big event on Nov 8 (1830h-2100h) to celebrate Aaron Swartz’s life and accomplishments, and kick off an international series of hackathons that will be taking place all over the world in his honor, during what would have been his 27th birthday weekend, November 8-10, 2013. (Confirmed locations include, Amsterdam, Bangalore, Berlin, Boston, Brisbane, Buenos Aires, Chicago, Houston, Kathmandu, Magdeburg, New York, Santiago, Chile, Seattle and San Francisco.)"
The goal of this event is to bring together the diverse group of people he touched in order to directly continue his efforts, to celebrate his life, and to allow a few featured speakers to provide updates regarding the current situations surrounding: 1) Reform of the CFAA (Cindy Cohn - Legal Director EFF) 2) The FOIA (Freedom of Information Act) requests regarding the release of Aaron's FBI and Secret Service files, and MIT’s obstruction of the release of those files (Kevin Poulsen - Investigations Editor, Wired Magazine and 3) Projects Aaron worked on and inspired towards the end of his life that are still going strong, almost a year after his death (Brewster Kahle - Digital Librarian, Internet Archive, Yan Zhu - Hackathon Organizer, Garrett Robinson - Lead Developer, Securedrop).
When: November 8th from 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Where: Internet Archive 300 Funston Ave, in San Francisco.
I write books. My latest is a YA science fiction novel called Homeland (it's the sequel to Little Brother). More books: Rapture of the Nerds (a novel, with Charlie Stross); With a Little Help (short stories); and The Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow (novella and nonfic). I speak all over the place and I tweet and tumble, too.