Welcome to the Fifth Annual Aaron Swartz Day and International Hackathon Weekend. This year you get to see the whole thing LIVE!
(TICKETS are still available for the live event! Several promo codes available.)
HERE IS THE NEW LINK – FOR EVENING EVENT!!! – Starts at 1pm – Saturday November 4th – California Time (PST).
Also new this year! Join our hackathon remotely! We are setting up text and video channels for all of our projects.
Here are the gitters so far.
From the Hackathon Project Coordinators:
We have set up some video channels to allow remote folks to
participate in hacking in our groups.
On Sunday, we’ll have a webcams on (and only pointed in a very specific direction – so those of you that don’t want to be on camera will not be, ever!).
These channels will provide instruction in the beginning – at the beginning (as instruction / background is given, on Sunday morning).
Not even all of the folks giving lightning talks will be on camera! That’s fine, as it’s completely up to you, how much of your identity and your personal information you wish to volunteer. You don’t have to tell us your life story to log in and start hacking on our projects. We just want to work with you.
On Sunday, some lightning talks will be broadcast, although some will just have slides and audio, for speaker privacy. Some folks will want to go up on stage to give their lightning talk, while others may want to be off camera and/or presenting from where they are seated. Again, we are trying to accommodate everyone. A lot of people appreciate getting the hackathon feeds, but that doesn’t mean they are ready to put their own face out to the whole friggin world, and so we just wanted to make it clear that we are NOT asking you to do anything like that. This is so you can collaborate with those that want to, privately.
The primary objective is to involve remote folks!
Now! Let’s get some hacking done people!