Thursday, September 12, 2013

Software Freedom Day - Saturday, Sept 21

When: Saturday, September 21, 2013 9:30am - 5:30pm

Location: Cambridge College, 1000 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA ­

Directions
#1 bus or Red Line.
About half-way between Harvard Sq & Central Sq.

Notes

1) Please note the location is different from our
standard MIT meeting location.

2) Rackspace is sponsoring post-event drinks
at Tasty Burger in Harvard Sq.
Thank you to our sponsor!
http://www.rackspace.com/

Summary

Software Freedom Day

Abstract

Software Freedom Day is celebrated
all over the world.

We'll be talking about privacy,
government transparency and
user freedoms online.

You'll hear updates from local groups
and voices from the wider free software
movement.

Expect learning, celebrating and
plenty of networking.

This event is free and open to the public!

Agenda

9:30 - 10:00 Coffee and networking

10:00 - 11:00 Protect Your Privacy in the Digital Age
Presenter: Steve Revilak, Massachusetts Pirate Party

11:15 - 12:15 A Post-Prism Journey Outside the Big Twelve
Social Media Platforms
Presenter: Will Rico, BLU & LibrePlanet Boston

12:30 - 2:00 Tables: Hacker/Maker show and tell, User groups
Plus lunch on your own

2:00 - 2:30 Cake for the GNU 30th Anniversary

2:30 - 3:00 GNU 30 Years
Presenter: Libby Reinish, Free Software Foundation

3:00 - 3:45 Government Transparency
Presenter: Paul Tagliamonte, Sunlight Foundation

4:00 - 4:45 Lightning Talks (x8)
Jason Pramas, Digital Media Conference
Molly DeBlanc, Free Software for the non-tehnical user
Spots available (sign up now or morning of event)

5:00 - 5:30 Closing keynote on Technology and Dystopia
How Free Software Could Save the World
Presenter: Deb Nicholson of Open Invention Network and GNU MediaGoblin

6:00 Join us for after-event drinks and food at The Tasty
Burger in Harvard Square. Thank you to Rackspace for sponsoring!

Links
Details and the most up-to-date info posted here:
http://libreplanet.org/wiki/Boston_Software_Freedom_Day

Post-event venue:
http://www.tastyburger.com/tasty-burger-harvard-square/

Transportation & Parking

Cambridge College is about half-way
between Harvard Sq & Central Sq.
Easily accessible via the #1 bus or
the Red Line.

More Events & Announcements

PGP/GnuPG Keysigning Party
Wednesday, September 18
http://www.blu.org/cgi-bin/calendar/2013-sep
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