“On the Internet everyone has a license to speak, it’s a matter of who gets heard.”
- Aaron Swartz
Having developed RSS, Creative Commons, and Reddit, Aaron was a major contributor to the Internet we use today. In 26 short years, he was able to leave a legacy of incredible technical craftsmanship as well as unbelievable activism and leadership.
We want to honor him and spread knowledge of his story across the AngelHack community globally.
Please join us:
(depending on your time zone)
Thursday, July 17th
12am - 2am San Francisco / Los Angeles
3am - 5am New York City / Mexico City / Santiago (sorry guys!)
4am - 6am Buenos Aires / Sao Paulo (even sorrier!)
Friday, July 18th
8am - 10am London
9am - 11am Berlin / Paris
10am - 12pm Tel Aviv
11 am - 1pm Dubai / Moscow
12:30pm - 2:30pm All of India
2 - 4pm Bangkok
3 - 5pm Singapore / Kuala Lampur / Manila / Beijing / Hong Kong
^ Join all of us here at the time listed above.
We’ll be using Watch2gether for chatting and good old fashioned YouTube.
To RSVP in advance, e-mail AngelHack’s Community Manager
Kam at firstname.lastname@example.org!
Pissed about the timing?
Also let Kam know what date/time works best for you!
The Internet’s Own Boy Trailer:
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About The Internet’s Own Boy:
The Internet’s Own Boy follows the story of programming prodigy and information activist Aaron Swartz. From Swartz's help in the development of the basic internet protocol RSS to his co-founding of Reddit, his fingerprints are all over the internet. But it was Swartz's groundbreaking work in social justice and political organizing combined with his aggressive approach to information access that ensnared him in a two-year legal nightmare. It was a battle that ended with the taking of his own life at the age of 26. Aaron's story touched a nerve with people far beyond the online communities in which he was a celebrity. This film is a personal story about what we lose when we are tone deaf about technology and its relationship to our civil liberties.