Today is the Fifth Annual Aaron Swartz Day and International Hackathon Weekend, and for the first time, the speakers will be webcast, starting at 1PM Pacific:
1pm – 1:45 pm – “Aaron was a hacker, but he didn’t hack MIT.’ – w/audience Q and A and questions from internet. Panel: Gabriella Coleman, Lisa Rein and others. Gabriella Coleman, hacker anthropologist, Assistant Professor, Researcher. Lisa Rein, film maker “From DeadDrop to SecureDrop.”
2:00 – 2:45 pm – Ethical Algorithms Panel – w/Q and A. Kristian Lum (Human Rights Data Analysis Group – HRDAG) and Caroline Sinders (Wikimedia Foundation, Formerly of IBM Watson Chatbot team). Plus special surprise guest!
3pm -4:30 pm Barrett Brown and Steve Phillips – Building a Better Opposition: Process Democracy and the Second Wave of Online Resistance w/ Q and A (First live demo of the Pursuance Project!)
5pm – 6:00 pm – Jason Leopold’s FOIA Wisdom w/ Q and A
BuzzFeed’s Senior Investigative Reporter Jason Leopold will provide a FOIA how-to, with a presentation of “Tips and Tricks,” he has learned along the way. Jason wrote about Aaron’s FOIA request filings in the weeks following his death, and was greatly inspired by them.
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