Worldwide Aaron Swartz Memorial Hackathons

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In memory of hacktivist [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aaron_Swartz Aaron Swartz], there will be a series of hackathons around the world in Jan.-Feb., 2013 dedicated to understanding Aaron's work and keeping his projects alive. Themes include open information access, sharing and preserving human knowledge, hacking for social/political justice, and techno-activism.  
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In memory of hacktivist [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aaron_Swartz Aaron Swartz], there will be a series of hackathons around the world in Jan.-Feb., 2013 dedicated to understanding Aaron's work and keeping his projects alive. This page is intended as a record of what was done at each of these hackathons. If you'd like to suggest project ideas or help organize stuff, see the [https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0Ai2JAMm86EJbdFg1TW5tenNJSUt3X2dVVmQ3M08xSlE#gid=0 coordination spreadsheet]. You can contact [[user:yan | the main coordinator]] for the worldwide effort via [mailto:yan@mit.edu email].
  
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In order to provide some online continuity between events please feel free to use the [irc://irc.freenode.net/aaronsw #aaronsw] IRC channel, and the #aaronsw tag.
  
This page is intended as a record of what was done at each of these hackathons. If you'd like to suggest project ideas or help in organizing these hackathons, see the [https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0Ai2JAMm86EJbdFg1TW5tenNJSUt3X2dVVmQ3M08xSlE#gid=0 coordination spreadsheet]. [[user:yan | yan]] is the main coordinator for this project, and you can contact her via [mailto:yan@mit.edu email].
 
  
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== Beirut ==
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=== Details ===
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*Dates:  Jan. 30, 2013. 20:00 (UTC+2)
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*Location: [https://lambalabs.org/doku.php Lamba Labs Beirut Hackerspace], Beirut, Lebanon
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*Organizers: @lambalabs
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*Website: https://lambalabs.org/doku.php/events_30012013
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We, at Lamba Labs, are joining the global hackerspace community with a memorial hack-a-thon and build night, in memory of Aaron Swartz. In order to answer Swartz's call for social change, we're humbly hosting a build night focused on projects that are geared towards social change in Lebanon, such as: creating a website for the country's Anti-Racism project, visualizing election data to prevent corruption, creating a low-power device for emergency broadcasting of location, creating artwork for public street installations to nurture public awareness…
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Everyone's welcome to join and collaborate on existing projects or work on their own projects.
  
 
== Bangalore ==
 
== Bangalore ==
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*Website: http://hacknight.in/hasgeek/aaronsw-memorial
 
*Website: http://hacknight.in/hasgeek/aaronsw-memorial
  
=== Summary of Stuff Done ===
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=== Report ===
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Here is a link to the playlist containing three videos from the Aaron Swartz Memorial Hacknight: http://hasgeek.tv/hasgeek/aaronsw-hacknight.
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According to Kiran:
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*We had a discussion for nearly two hours on Aaron's life and work and it's relevance in India. We recorded the whole talk on video and will process that soon (need to confirm the audio is decent since we didn't use a mike and speakers). http://hacknight.in/hasgeek/aaronsw-memorial/projects/1-what-did-aaron-do
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*Anand Chitipothu followed up with an hour-long Web.py workshop. http://hacknight.in/hasgeek/aaronsw-memorial/projects/4-web-py-workshop
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*He's now working on making Web.py's SQL module standalone. http://hacknight.in/hasgeek/aaronsw-memorial/projects/2-sql-py-web-db-as-a-separate-package
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*Arun Raghavan and company have had success with extracting electoral data from PDF files to make it searchable. They're retired for the night and will resume tomorrow to fix issues with long names that wrap awkardly in the PDF file and confuse their parser. http://hacknight.in/hasgeek/aaronsw-memorial/projects/7-liberate-electoral-data
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*Anand also had some data to be processed that he's got a few enthusiasts helping him with. http://hacknight.in/hasgeek/aaronsw-memorial/projects/5-liberate-some-public-data
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*Shubhanshu Mishra's legal project had no takers, so he's left for the night. http://hacknight.in/hasgeek/aaronsw-memorial/projects/6-online-legal-help
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A more detailed report is in the works and will be added soon!
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== Tokyo ==
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=== Details ===
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*Dates:
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*Location:
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*Organizers: @jonwaller
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*Website:
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== Skopje / Zagreb / Belgrade / Ljubljana / Bratislava ==
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=== Details ===
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*Dates:  Jan 19, 18:00 - late
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*Locations:
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**kika - Skopjehacklab, Macedonia( http://b10g.spodeli.org/p/blog-page.html )
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**hacklab in mama - Zagreb, Croatia ( http://wiki.razmjenavjestina.org )
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**oosm - Belgrade, Serbia ( http://oosm.org/ )
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**cyberpipe - Ljubljana, Slovenia ( https://www.kiberpipa.org )
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**progressbar - Bratislava, Slovakia ( https://progressbar.sk )
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*Organizers: nikola@henezi.com, ki.ber@kom.uni.st
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*Website: http://piratepad.net/haackathon
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== Vienna ==
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=== Details ===
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*Dates:  February 15th 18:00 to February 17th 19:00
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*Location: [https://metalab.at/ Metalab], Vienna, Austria
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*Organizers: michael@emhofer.net
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*Website: https://metalab.at/wiki/Hackathon_9
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== Paris ==
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=== Details ===
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*Dates: Jan 26 15:00 - Jan 27
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*Location: [http://www.fabelier.org Fabelier], Paris, France
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*Organizers: @Fabelier
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*Website: http://fabelier.org/aaronsw-hackathon-hack-your-phd/
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A full gathering of hackers and data liberationists stayed through the night at Fabelier coding and organizing. Much energy coalesced around a controversial agreement between the national library and private corporations concerning book scanning, where the companies gain limited exclusive rights to the content scanned.
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A Google Doc was used to organize thoughts and research:
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https://docs.google.com/document/d/1LZ9PuJ-FeSBgrRWyTB3MXVjbVYQn4ztyLj1-GazKhBc/edit#heading=h.jvd48x78h9qc
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Some photos from the night of the 26th:
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http://numm.org/~rmo/asw-paris/
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== St. Erme ==
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=== Details ===
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*Dates: sometime in Jan 17 - 27
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*Location: [http://www.pa-f.net/ PAF], St. Erme, France
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*Organizers: joshuah@mit.edu, njoliat@mit.edu
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*Website:
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== Amsterdam ==
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=== Details ===
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*Dates: Feb 15, 2013 8-10pm
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*Location: Waag Society, Nieuwmarkt 4 (Fablab entrance)
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*Organizers: henk@waag.org,patrice@waag.org
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*Website:http://waag.org/nl/event/im-aaron-swartz (in Dutch)
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== Rio de Janeiro ==
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=== Details ===  
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*Dates: Feb 2 ?
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*Location: [http://www.cultura.rj.gov.br/espaco/c4-biblioteca-parque-da-rocinha Biblioteca Parque da Rocinha? ], Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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*Organizers: moreno.barros@gmail.com
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*Website:
  
 
== San Francisco ==
 
== San Francisco ==
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=== Details ===
 
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*Dates:  Jan 25 19:00 - Jan 27 19:00  
 
*Dates:  Jan 25 19:00 - Jan 27 19:00  
*Location: [https://www.noisebridge.net], San Francisco, US
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*Location: [https://www.noisebridge.net Noisebridge], San Francisco, US
 
*Organizers: yan@mit.edu, shannon@scatter.com, mct@toren.net
 
*Organizers: yan@mit.edu, shannon@scatter.com, mct@toren.net
 
*Website: https://www.noisebridge.net/wiki/Aaron_Swartz_Memorial_Hackathon
 
*Website: https://www.noisebridge.net/wiki/Aaron_Swartz_Memorial_Hackathon
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== Boston ==
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=== Details ===
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*Dates:  Feb 2nd at 12 pm to Feb 3rd at 8 pm
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*Location: [http://builds.cc/ BUILDS], Boston, US
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*Organizers: shidash@shidash.com, spectranaut@gmail.com, brianbrian@gmail.com, bcourter@gmail.com, dannyc@bu.edu
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*Website: http://builds.cc/wiki/index.php?title=Aaron_Swartz_Memorial_Hackathon_-_Info and https://www.facebook.com/events/277161625745533/
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== New York ==
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=== Details ===
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*Dates: Feb 3 10:00 - 19:00
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*Location: [http://www.nycresistor.com NYC Resistor], New York, US
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*Organizers: spocksplanet@gmail.com, cdjeremy@gmail.com, jonathan@jedahan.com
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*Website: https://aaronshackathon.eventbrite.com/
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== Washington DC ==
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=== Details ===
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*Dates: Feb 2 11:00 - 23:00
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*Location: [http://www.hacdc.org/ HacDC], Washington DC, US
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*Organizers: josephbcurtin@gmail.com @nootrope
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*Website: http://www.meetup.com/hac-dc/events/100321172/
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== Chicago (Braintree) ==
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=== Details ===
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*Dates: Feb 14 17:00
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*Location:  Braintree 111 North Canal Street #455, Chicago, IL 60606
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*Organizers: chicago@python.org, brianhray@gmail.com
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*Website: http://chipy.org
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== Chicago (Pumping Station: One) ==
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=== Details ===
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*Dates: Feb 7
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*Location: [http://pumpingstationone.org/ Pumping Station: One], Chicago, US
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*Organizers: shekay@pobox.com
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*Website: http://piratepad.net/BfOD8GoTb9
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== Vancouver ==
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=== Details ===
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[[Image:Vhs_token_aaronsw.jpg‎|thumb|right|Presenters at Vancouver Hack Space get laser-cut tokens, which this time also had a portrait of AaronSw embossed onto them. ]]
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*Dates: Jan 19 19:30 - Jan 20 1:00
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*Location: [https://vancouver.hackspace.ca/wp/ Vancouver Hack Space], Vancouver, Canada
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*Organizers: neilk@neilk.net
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*Website: https://vancouver.hackspace.ca/wp/2013/01/10/super-happy-hacker-house-25-saturday-jan-19th-2013/
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Super Happy Hacker House is a regular hack/socializing/lightning talks event at Vancouver Hack Space. We renamed it Super Sad Hacker House for this evening. There was a large portrait of Aaron added to the space for the day. I ([[User:Flipzagging|Neil K]]) opened the lightning talks with a brief presentation on AaronSw and we had a moment of silence. I don't know of any hacking project that anyone's working on in Aaron's memory specifically.
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== Berlin ==
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=== Details ===
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* Date: February 9th 12:00 - 18:00 (open-ended)
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* Location: [http://co-up.de/ co.up], Berlin
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* Organizers: Jan Lehnardt (@janl) &amp; Alper Cugun (@alper)
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* Website: http://janl.github.com/swhack-berlin/
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We get together for a day, discuss what needs fixing on today’s internet and then go and fix it.

Revision as of 09:20, 8 February 2013

In memory of hacktivist Aaron Swartz, there will be a series of hackathons around the world in Jan.-Feb., 2013 dedicated to understanding Aaron's work and keeping his projects alive. This page is intended as a record of what was done at each of these hackathons. If you'd like to suggest project ideas or help organize stuff, see the coordination spreadsheet. You can contact the main coordinator for the worldwide effort via email.

In order to provide some online continuity between events please feel free to use the #aaronsw IRC channel, and the #aaronsw tag.


Contents

Beirut

Details

We, at Lamba Labs, are joining the global hackerspace community with a memorial hack-a-thon and build night, in memory of Aaron Swartz. In order to answer Swartz's call for social change, we're humbly hosting a build night focused on projects that are geared towards social change in Lebanon, such as: creating a website for the country's Anti-Racism project, visualizing election data to prevent corruption, creating a low-power device for emergency broadcasting of location, creating artwork for public street installations to nurture public awareness…

Everyone's welcome to join and collaborate on existing projects or work on their own projects.

Bangalore

Details

Report

Here is a link to the playlist containing three videos from the Aaron Swartz Memorial Hacknight: http://hasgeek.tv/hasgeek/aaronsw-hacknight.

According to Kiran:

A more detailed report is in the works and will be added soon!

Tokyo

Details

  • Dates:
  • Location:
  • Organizers: @jonwaller
  • Website:

Skopje / Zagreb / Belgrade / Ljubljana / Bratislava

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Vienna

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Paris

Details

A full gathering of hackers and data liberationists stayed through the night at Fabelier coding and organizing. Much energy coalesced around a controversial agreement between the national library and private corporations concerning book scanning, where the companies gain limited exclusive rights to the content scanned.

A Google Doc was used to organize thoughts and research: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1LZ9PuJ-FeSBgrRWyTB3MXVjbVYQn4ztyLj1-GazKhBc/edit#heading=h.jvd48x78h9qc

Some photos from the night of the 26th: http://numm.org/~rmo/asw-paris/


St. Erme

Details

  • Dates: sometime in Jan 17 - 27
  • Location: PAF, St. Erme, France
  • Organizers: joshuah@mit.edu, njoliat@mit.edu
  • Website:

Amsterdam

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Rio de Janeiro

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San Francisco

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Boston

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New York

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Washington DC

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Chicago (Braintree)

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  • Dates: Feb 14 17:00
  • Location: Braintree 111 North Canal Street #455, Chicago, IL 60606
  • Organizers: chicago@python.org, brianhray@gmail.com
  • Website: http://chipy.org

Chicago (Pumping Station: One)

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Vancouver

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Presenters at Vancouver Hack Space get laser-cut tokens, which this time also had a portrait of AaronSw embossed onto them.

Super Happy Hacker House is a regular hack/socializing/lightning talks event at Vancouver Hack Space. We renamed it Super Sad Hacker House for this evening. There was a large portrait of Aaron added to the space for the day. I (Neil K) opened the lightning talks with a brief presentation on AaronSw and we had a moment of silence. I don't know of any hacking project that anyone's working on in Aaron's memory specifically.

Berlin

Details

We get together for a day, discuss what needs fixing on today’s internet and then go and fix it.

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