The Internet Archive is hosting an Aaron Swartz Day Celebration on what would have been Aaron’s 30th birthday weekend*:
November 5, 2016, from 6:30-7:30 (reception) 8pm – 9:30 pm (speakers)
This year, we celebrate our community’s continued goal of making the world a better place, (like Aaron did).
To do this, we’ve assembled a unique collection of speakers to give you some very important messages.
Location: Internet Archive, 300 Funston Ave, San Francisco, CA 94118
Reception: 6:30pm-7:30pm – Come mingle with the speakers and enjoy nectar, wine & tasty nibbles.
Migrate your way upstairs: 7:30-8:00pm – We decided to give folks a little window of time to finish up their nibbles and wine at the reception, exchange contact info, and make their way upstairs to grab a seat to watch the speakers, which will begin promptly at 8pm.
Speakers 8:00 pm -10:00pm:
A Special Statement from Chelsea Manning (in celebration of this year’s Aaron Swartz Day and International Hackathon)
Tiffiniy Cheng (Co-founder and Co-director Fight for the Future)
Cindy Cohn (Executive Director, Electronic Frontier Foundation)
Shari Steele (Executive Director, Tor Project)
Yan Zhu (Security Expert, Friend of Chelsea Manning)
Alison Macrina (Founder and Executive Director, Library Freedom Project)
Conor Schaefer (DevOps Engineer, SecureDrop)
Brewster Kahle (Digital Librarian, Internet Archive) w/Vinay Goel (Senior Data Engineer, Internet Archive)
The event will take place following this year’s San Francisco-based Aaron Swartz International Hackathon, which is going on Saturday from 10am-6pm, and Sunday from 11am-5pm, at the Internet Archive.
For more information, contact:
Lisa Rein, Co-founder, Aaron Swartz Day
*Aaron’s date of birth was November 8, 1986