I am excited to share that this Saturday is Aaron Swartz Day International Hackathon 2020 from 10AM PST to about 8PM PST. It is a really fun hackathon to join or watch if you care about the state of digital rights, freedom of information, activism, and technology.
This year we have a wonderful lineup of speakers which are-
Lisa Rein, Co-founder of Aaron Swartz Day & Creative Commons
Brewster Kahle, Co-founder of Aaron Swartz Day & the Internet Archive
The latest and greatest from the Internet Archive
Tracey Jaquith, TV Architect, Internet Archive
Processing Hype Project (It’s not PHP
Dr. Jonathan Borden MD, Neurosurgeon & member of the W3C’s RDF Working Group (with Aaron)
Using Robotics for Spinal Surgery
Cory Doctorow, Friend of Aaron, Science Fiction Novelist, Journalist and Technology Activist
Mickael E, Lead Developer for SecureDrop
The State of the Drop
Danny O’Brien, Director of Strategy, EFF
The People’s Pollster (Another of Aaron’s Early Prototypes)
Elliot Harmon, Senior Activist, EFF
Michael “Mek” Karpeles, Internet Archive
How To Build a Library in the Matrix
Drini, Internet Archive
Mia Celine, Researcher & Web 3.0 Enthusiast
Aaron Swartz and Decentralization: How Aaron’s past work can guide us towards the decentralization of Web 3.0
Ryan Sternlicht, Educator and Researcher
Privacy and security in the XR future
Freddy Martinez, Founder, Lucy Parsons Labs
Clearview AI: The Shady Company Tracking Your Face Online
Madison Vialpando, Privacy Advocate, Freelancer
When Cops Get Hacked: Lessons (Un)Learned from a Decade of Law Enforcement Breaches
When the speakers are over, we will switch over to Twitch to watch Chelsea Manning’s gaming stream: twitch.tv/xychelsea87
There are also a few hackathon projects that people can join as well.
Learn more at
You can also register on eventbrite here
Or come watch the speakers on Youtube on saturday
Or on the Aaron Swartz day facebook page.
Hope to see some of you online for the hackathon or stream.