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PirateCon 2013

Notes

  • LibrePlanet Boston / BLU Desktop is not the host of this event.  This meetup is for our members & friends who would like to attend the conference together.
  • There is a $10 registration fee.  You can register online at the link provided below, which is what I did.  However,  I assume you can pay cash the day of.  I've reached out to the organizers with this question and should I hear otherwise, I'll send an update.  Advanced registration is always appreciated by organizers so they can plan to have another space and resources.
  • See the "More Events & Announcements" section for a volunteer opportunity with the FSF.

Meeting Description

PirateCon 2013 is the second annual conference of the Massachusetts Pirate Party and will include talks & panels on:

  • Opening the Gates: How to Challenge Our Nation's Two-Party Monopoly
  • Open Government
  • Government Power in 2020
  • Crowdfunding
  • Copyright and Internet Architecture: Where Have We Come Since SOPA/PIPA?
  • Don’t Agonize, Organize!
  • How We Will Prevent The Surveillance Dystopia

This is an opportunity to explore the intersection of technology, civil liberties and social justice and to meet people working in these fields.  The conference is particularly timely given the recent revelations about the NSA's spying program.

Speakers will include Wendy Selzer (a board member of the W3C and the Tor Project), David House (a former MIT researcher who was put on the terrorist watch list for helping setup the Bradley Manning Support Network), and others doing fascinating work in a cross-section of fields and with a cross-section of backgrounds.

More Details & Registration Link

http://masspirates.org/blog/conference/

(Please note that RSVP'ing to this meetup doesn't count as an official registration for the conference.  To register for the conference, use the link above).

Transportation

The closest MBTA stop is Copley on the Green Line.

More Events & Announcements

Free Software Foundation Volunteer Event
The Free Software Foundation is seeking volunteers to help with envelope stuffing for their annual fundraising effort.  Time slots are available during the day and evenings between June 26 and July 3.  Please contact Chrissie Himes <[masked]> for details.

Sonar GNU/Linux: a Distribution Concentrating on Accessibility
Wednesday, July 17 at MIT
http://www.blu.org/cgi-bin/calendar/2013-jul

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