A Silicon Valley hackathon for North Korea

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un, shown here, is not going to like this themed hackathon at all.


North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un, shown here, is not going to like this themed hackathon at all.

The Human Rights Foundation plans to host a two-day hackathon in San Francisco. The idea is to generate "new ways to get information safely into North Korea."

From the Guardian:

Hack North Korea, scheduled to take place in San Francisco on 2-3 August, is organised by the Human Rights Foundation, a New York-based group that focuses on closed societies. Several prominent North Korean defectors will attend the event including pro-democracy activist Park Sang-hak, former North Korean child prisoner Kang Chol-hwan, media personality Park Yeon-mi and Kim Heung-Kwang, a former professor in computer studies in North Korea. They are expected to speak on the methods currently used to get information into the country, which include CDs and DVDs, USB sticks, shortwave radio, and leaflets dropped from balloons.

More at North Korea Tech blog, and on the HRF website.

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