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Mass Pirates at Software Freedom Day


• Thank you Rackspace for sponsoring post-event drinks at The Tasty Burger!

• Small schedule tweaks.

Welcome Pirates

This is cross-posted from the LibrePlanet Boston Meetup.  All Pirates and friends of Pirates are welcome to attend.  In fact, the Pirates will have a table and Steve Revilak, MAPP Quartermaster, will be speaking.

This is a wonderful opportunity to introduce the Massachusetts Pirate Party to people who share our core beliefs.

Dinner and drinks to follow. If you can't attend the event, you are still welcome to join us for dinner.

Learn About & Celebrate Free Software

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!


9:30 - 10:00 Coffee and networking - Thank you to Red Hat for sponsoring!

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, 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
Organizer/Moderator: 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!

Dinner & Drinks

At 5:30, we'll head to drinks and dinner. If you can't attend the event, you are still welcome to join us for dinner.

Free as in Freedom and Beer

There is no charge for this event.  Bring friends.  Spread the word.


Cambridge College (1000 Mass Ave) is close to the Harvard Square stop on the MBTA Red Line and accessible by the #1 bus. Lunch is on your own, but coffee will be provided.

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