Worldwide Aaron Swartz Memorial Hackathon Series

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The [[Worldwide Aaron Swartz Memorial Hackathons]] generated considerable interest and engagement, but there's more work to be done!
 
The [[Worldwide Aaron Swartz Memorial Hackathons]] generated considerable interest and engagement, but there's more work to be done!
  
The Second Worldwide Aaron Swartz Memorial Hackathon is tentatively scheduled for the weekend of Nov. 5. This is a page where you can read about and contribute to organizing hackathons around the world.
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The Second Worldwide Aaron Swartz Memorial Hackathon is tentatively scheduled for the weekend of Nov. 8. This is a page where you can read about and contribute to organizing aaronsw hackathons around the world.
  
 
We are also using #aaronswhack on irc.oftc.net and can be reached on the list aaronswhack@numm.org
 
We are also using #aaronswhack on irc.oftc.net and can be reached on the list aaronswhack@numm.org
  
 
==Format==
 
==Format==
I see a hackathon minimally looking something like this:
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Structure of the event (condensed from meeting notes):
*intro & curated pitches/presentations, mostly from activist/ngo types
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*In advance at each location, (at least) one presenter is chosen to "pitch" what they consider a vital project. This project should be eminently hackable -- the presenter or another volunteer who knows the project well should be prepared to help interested parties get involved, at many skill levels.
*some sort of update on work from other locations
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*The event starts like a hybrid (un-)conference, with introductions and short presentations. The pre-announced presenter(s) do these presentations, and during the introductions people can offer or request talks, which are added as time permits on the spot. Total presentation time should be ~1.5-2hrs. Presentations are recorded and immediately posted online (or streamed), for remote participants or people at other hackathons to see.
*time to work, for those who can find a project, maybe with simultaneous workshops
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*Then there's open time to work.
*demos at the end, with documentation as a necessary registration step to a demo
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*Finally, at the end of the event, there are 1.5-2hrs of demonstrations of results. Anyone can sign up on the site with info about project status to get a demo slot. Demos are also recorded and posted online, cross-referenced with individuals and projects.
 
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==Proposed Dates==
 
==Proposed Dates==
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*Recruit hacklabs (as hosts) and activists (as PMs) - NOW (Sept.)
 
*Recruit hacklabs (as hosts) and activists (as PMs) - NOW (Sept.)
 
*Get signal-boosting web coverage - Sept/Oct
 
*Get signal-boosting web coverage - Sept/Oct
*Run events - Nov. 5-8-ish
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*Run events - Nov. 8 weekend
  
 
==Projects to Work on==
 
==Projects to Work on==

Revision as of 16:17, 6 September 2013

The Worldwide Aaron Swartz Memorial Hackathons generated considerable interest and engagement, but there's more work to be done!

The Second Worldwide Aaron Swartz Memorial Hackathon is tentatively scheduled for the weekend of Nov. 8. This is a page where you can read about and contribute to organizing aaronsw hackathons around the world.

We are also using #aaronswhack on irc.oftc.net and can be reached on the list aaronswhack@numm.org

Contents

Format

Structure of the event (condensed from meeting notes):

  • In advance at each location, (at least) one presenter is chosen to "pitch" what they consider a vital project. This project should be eminently hackable -- the presenter or another volunteer who knows the project well should be prepared to help interested parties get involved, at many skill levels.
  • The event starts like a hybrid (un-)conference, with introductions and short presentations. The pre-announced presenter(s) do these presentations, and during the introductions people can offer or request talks, which are added as time permits on the spot. Total presentation time should be ~1.5-2hrs. Presentations are recorded and immediately posted online (or streamed), for remote participants or people at other hackathons to see.
  • Then there's open time to work.
  • Finally, at the end of the event, there are 1.5-2hrs of demonstrations of results. Anyone can sign up on the site with info about project status to get a demo slot. Demos are also recorded and posted online, cross-referenced with individuals and projects.

Proposed Dates

  • Set up a event webpage - NOW (Sept.)
  • Recruit hacklabs (as hosts) and activists (as PMs) - NOW (Sept.)
  • Get signal-boosting web coverage - Sept/Oct
  • Run events - Nov. 8 weekend

Projects to Work on

Groups/People to collaborate with

  • Praveen - California prison reform/hunger strike stuff
  • Willow - Hackers Without Borders

Locations

  • Nosebridge, SF
  • Boston, MA (ML?)
  • Seattle, WA (some hackerspace - willow?)
    • Talk to SeattleAttic and/or Jigsaw and/or some other place. I can ask around. 209.6.206.77 23:15, 27 June 2013 (UTC)
  • Bangalor
  • Berlin
    • Talk to samthetechie at the c-base for more info
  • Paris
  • London
  • Zagreb (+ other balkan)
  • Tokyo

Suggested to Join in

Organizing a Hackathon in general

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