Thursday, October 24, 2013

BLU Desktop GNU/Linux SIG Meeting - Introducing the Pirate Party - Weds, Nov 6, 2013

When: Wednesday, November 6, 2013 6:30PM

Location: Akamai, 8 Cambridge Center, Cambridge, MA ­

Directions
http://www.akamai.com/html/about/driving_directions.html
Also easily accessibly by T.

Notes

1) Please note the location is different from BLU's
standard MIT meeting location.

2) Akamai has generously agreed to provide space
and 'free as in food' for this meeting.
Thank you to our sponsor!
http://www.akamai.com/

3) Sponsorship of this meetup should not be
construed to imply endorsement of the ideas
discussed. This is a free and open forum
where views expressed are those of the
person or persons expressing them.

Summary

Introducing the Pirate Party of Massachusetts:
The Intersection of Open Government and
Open Technology

Abstract

Did you know that there is a Pirate Party of
Massachusetts?

Join us for an introduction to the Pirate Party by
co-founder and current captain, James O'Keefe.

James will discuss the Pirate Party's fascinating
vision of a more open government and greater
transparency in our civic and digital lives.
This is a timely discussion and one which
will appeal to both technologists, members
of the broader community, and citizens
concerned about privacy and freedom
in an age increasingly dominated by
powerful corporate and government
entities.

Join the discussion and learn ways you can get
involved including steps you can take to increase
freedom and transparency for yourself,
your family and your community.

About Our Speaker

James O'Keefe is a co-founder of the
Massachusetts Pirate Party and
is its current Captain.

He fell in love with the Internet in 1990 when he
started work in Technical Support at FTP Software.
He occasionally reminisces about his life before
being able to be on the Internet at the touch of
a finger, but not often and seldom for long.
He views defending the Internet and expanding
the possibilities it offers for our world
as his lifelong calling.

James presently works at Akamai as a software QA
engineer while making a reasonable attempt at
coaching his son's soccer team and being his
family's chauffeur.

Transportation & Parking

The Akamai office is a short walk from the
Kendall Square T stop and other public
transportation.

Metered parking is normally available near our location.

More Events & Announcements

Digital Media Conference:
Freedom and Unfreedom in the Digital Age
Fri Oct 25 - Sun Oct 27 at Lesley University
http://digitalmediaconference.org/2013/

Surveillance vs. Privacy in the Digital World, Part II
Mon Nov 18 at St. Paul's Church, Natick
http://millermicro.com/FOSSUserGroupArchive.html

Data Privacy on Android Devices
Wednesday, November 20 at MIT
http://www.blu.org/cgi-bin/calendar/2013-nov

BLU Installfest L
Sat Dec 7 at MIT
http://www.blu.org/cgi-bin/calendar/2013-ifest50

Learn Zim: The Free Replacement for Evernote
and Solution to Chaos in Your Life
Weds Dec 11 at Akamai
(Link with details coming soon)
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