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The Internet Archive is hosting a two-day hackathon, on Saturday, November 5th (10am-6pm) and Sunday, November 6th (11am-5pm).internet archive

As always, the main focus of the hackathon will be on SecureDrop, the whistleblower submission system originally created by Aaron and Kevin Poulsen, that is now managed by the Freedom of the Press Foundation.

Jen Helsby and Noah Vesely, from the SecureDrop development team, will be on hand to answer questions.


Location:                                                                                                                             The Internet Archive                                                                                                  300 Funston Ave, San Francisco, CA 94118

In keeping up with this event’s great tradition of teaching folks how to exchange messages securely, there will be a tutorial at 10am Saturday morning by Keybase’s Jeremy Stribling (see SF event schedule). This will be going on upstairs, in the Internet Archive’s Great Room.

Jeremy will explain several of Keybase’s easy-to-use encryption tools and also its new encrypted file sharing system.

Food and refreshments will be provided, so you don’t have to leave the building from 10 am until 9:30pm, if you are so inclined. (Yes vegetarian and vegan options – please specify when you register :-)

After lunch, hackathon folks will be talking about their individual projects during scheduled times, in the Great Room upstairs, while the rest of the hackathon is going on downstairs.

These talks upstairs in the afternoon in the Great Room for people wanting to reach out to the community about their various projects or software endeavors.

These Saturday afternoon hackathon talks are sort of in-between Lightening Talks and a 30 minute presentation. You can have 20 minutes (arguably, double a lightening talk), but make it count :-)

Stick to the most important information about your project, and give just the right information so that people can decide if they wish to get involved.

Explain your project and let us know if you’d like to talk Saturday afternoon, in the RSVP form.


November 4-5, 2017