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.

This is a page for coordinating this continuation, which is tentatively slated to begin Sept/Oct.

Given recent events, there will be much to discuss at the next Technoactivism Monday, but that might be the right time to get feedback from Nosebridge about interest and logistics.



I see a hackathon minimally looking something like this:

  • intro & curated pitches/presentations, mostly from activist/ngo types
  • some sort of update on work from other locations
  • time to work, for those who can find a project, maybe with simultaneous workshops
  • demos at the end, with documentation as a necessary registration step to a demo

Proposed Dates

Projects to Work on


  • Nosebridge, SF
  • Boston, MA (ML?)
  • Seattle, WA (some hackerspace - willow?)
  • Bangalor
  • Berlin
  • Paris
  • London
  • Zagreb (+ other balkan)
  • Tokyo

Suggested to Join in

Organizing a Hackathon in general

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