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Goodnik Newsletter: Hack the Law, Membership Events Survey and Sundry Other Goodbits

From: Nate H.
Sent on: Friday, March 30, 2012 3:12 PM

On this beautiful Friday afternoon, I'm sure you've got other things that you'd rather be doing than work, so for those looking to waste a few more minutes while clockwatching, here are a few updates about Goodnik that might interest you:

 

PARTNER EVENT ANNOUNCEMENT: BLIP LEGAL HACKATHON

On Sunday April 15th, Brooklyn Law Incubator & Policy ("BLIP") Clinic's first-ever Legal Hackathon brings a team of advocates, legal minds, technologists, and content creators together for an all-day event to explore how technology can improve the law and society, and, conversely, howlaw can improve technology.  At BLIP, we believe that this is an important discussion in civic engagement and policymaking.  We hope that you can attend at least one of many workshops and discussions that will be held over the course of the day.


Panels

Hacking the Act: Why Do SOPA and PIPA Matter?  Speakers: Lon Jacobs (News Corp), Derek Bambauer(BLS Professor), Christopher Libertelli (Netflix), and Amyt Eckstein (Moses & Singer)

Government 2.0: A Primer on Crowdsourced Policymaking and Fostering Civic Engagement Through Technology.  Speakers: Art Chang (Tipping Point), Public Knowledge

Hack the ActA week-long competition beginning the day of the Hackathon, interested teams will tackle a discreet issue of IP policy and collaboratively propose a new policy reform through online collaboration tool Docracy.


WorkshopsDocracy is challenging participants to use their service to translate a legalese agreement into plain English using their service.  www.docracy.com


WhyNot is brainstorming how to create a platform that will crowdsource the next Mayor of NYC.  whynot.ly

The Calyx Institute is challenging participants to hack a model privacy policy for Internet service providers. www.calyxinstitute.org/ 

Creative Rights for Creative Children (CREATE) is hacking a new IP curriculum for students that properly accounts for creative privileges like fair use.

Check the BLIP Clinic site for more information as it develops. RSVP via Eventbrite (but also RSVP through meetup so we know which Goodniks are coming!)


GOODNIK MEMBERS EVENTS SURVEY

 
What Kind of Events Do You Want Goodnik to Host?

Since 2006 Goodnik has been running events of all kinds; from large conferences to hands-on workshops, panel discussions on policy topics and guest speakers like Craig Newmark. In the next year, we're going to be expanding our events calendar, getting better organized, and bringing in even better speakers than before.

We want these events to me driven by the needs of the membership, and that's where you come in. We've put together a short survey (it should only take a few minutes of your time) to help us better understand what you as a member might want from Goodnik - is it more workshops? More networking events? More about social enterprise business skills or more about using technology? Fill out the survey now and let us know!

TAKE THE GOODNIK MEMBERSHIP EVENTS SURVEY NOW

T-SHIRT CONTEST

Goodnik is in the final stages of choosing its first membership T-shirt. Make sure you vote now to pick the design you'd most like to wear! We're going to be using this design for promotional swag, membership rewards and that sort of thing, so your input is important to us!


VOTE NOW FOR THE GOODNIK T-SHIRT


OTHER PARTNER EVENTS

Michael Greer hosts Learn How to Get Your First Million Users on Tuesday, April 3rd. Goodnik members get 20% off the $30 price with the discount code "Goodnik"h

Social Innovators Collective hosts workshops starting next week on financial sustainability and digital fundraising. http://www.eventbrite.com/event/3117098325


JOB OF THE WEEK

 
Director of Product at Catchafire: Responsibilities include setting overall product strategy and vision, coming up with simple, creative and highly effective solutions to complex problems, creating and designing wireframes for the engineering team, and executing with excellence and speed with limited resources. Applicants should be exceptional communicators, natural leaders, quick learners, product lovers, and detail oriented task masters. Click for more details and other openings at Catchafire. 


SPONSOR THANKS


Special thanks to our sponsor  OURewards.com - the free service that transforms the everyday purchases your members make in to funding for your nonprofit organization or cause. Check it out today at http://www.ourewards.com.


If you'd like to sponsor Goodnik, would like to post a job at a socially responsible business, or would like to be included in our partner events announcements, please send an email to [address removed]

 

Thanks,

Nate

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