Circumvention Tech in NYC, July 9-12 — Get Your Hack On. Logo

Circumvention Tech: (noun) Technology, including software tools, designed to help people circumvent censorship and surveillance by state and non-state actors.

Yo, circumvention tech hackers! And if you read my blog, there’s a greater-than-average chance you are one, or could play one on TV…

The Open Internet Tools Project, in conjunction with the FreedomBox Foundation, InformSec, and ISOC-NY, is hosting a circumvention tools hackfest in New York City in just a few weeks:

When: July 9 – 12, starting at 10am
Where: Columbia Law School, Jerome Greene Hall, 116th and Amsterdam
Who: Privacy and communications-freedom hackers like you
What: Your project — whatever you’r working on that would benefit from an in-person gathering or direct feedback from others in the circumvention tech field.

Four days to plan, code and learn! If you want to hack on anti-censorship or anti-surveillance tools, bring your project, bring your skills and bring your friends. This event will be focused on writing code and solving design problems. There won’t be long presentations, though there will be some lightning talks and we may give away a door prize or two.

It’s taking place right before HOPE, to make it easy for people who are coming to HOPE anyway to also attend the hackfest.

Please RSVP to Dragana Kaurin <kaurin {_AT_}>, with a brief description of what you’d like to work on, what kind of projects and people you hope to meet, and which days you’ll be attending. (Modest travel stipends are available for amazing projects — email James Vasile <james {_AT_}> for more.)

Some projects we know are attending:

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