The first Humanitarian Happy Hour will be at the Internet Archive offices in San Francisco. There will be beer, wine and snacks as well as a tour of the building (an old Christian Science church).
When you arrive, please get a name tag and start making friends.
Internet Archive (https://archive.org/) is a non-profit library offering access to millions of free books, movies and audio files, plus an archive of 400+ billion web pages stretching back to 1996 available via the Wayback Machine (https://archive.org/web/). Their motto is "Universal Access to All Knowledge."
A few Internet Archive projects you might be interested in:
- All the TV News Since 2009, on One Web Site (http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/18/business/media/internet-archive-amasses-all-tv-news-since-2009.html)
- Internet Archive releases hundreds of classic game console ROMs (http://arstechnica.com/gaming/2013/12/internet-archive-releases-hundreds-of-classic-game-console-roms/)
- Digitizing 40,000 VHS & Betamax tapes covering 30 years of news (http://www.fastcompany.com/3028069/the-internet-archive-is-digitizing-40000-vhs-tapes)
- In a Flood Tide of Digital Data, an Ark Full of Books (http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/04/technology/internet-archives-repository-collects-thousands-of-books.html?pagewanted=all)