[Freedombox-discuss] "FreedomBox Turns 10" Hackathon!

Danny Haidar haidar at freedomboxfoundation.org
Fri Oct 18 21:03:43 BST 2019

Hi everyone,

In February 2020, the "Freedom in the Cloud" speech that founded the
FreedomBox project will turn 10 years old, which means that our project
will also turn 10 years old. This is a **huge** milestone for
FreedomBox. To commemorate the 10 year milestone, the FreedomBox
Foundation invites our community to New York City for the "FreedomBox
Turns 10 Hackathon" in November!

Please join us!

Jerome Greene Hall Room 103
Columbia Law School
435 West 116th Street
New York, New York 10027
United States of America

===Date & Time (in local time zone)===
Saturday, November 16th, 2019, 9:00am-5:00pm


The hackathon will be split into two sessions. You are welcome to attend
one or both sessions. Eben Moglen will deliver a speech in between
Sessions 1 and 2.

Note: Though the schedule of the program is final, we may revise some of
the details of each session. If we make revisions, you can expect to be
notified via email.

9:00am-12:00pm: Session 1: Contributor Discussion Session

     -What: The discussion will be about how to implement our
development goals for the next year. The discussion will be guided by a
printout of development goals written in advance by the core team.

     -Who is involved: FreedomBox contributors (i.e. developers,
designers, testers, translators, and forum contributors). The intent is
for this discussion to include people who already contribute to
FreedomBox and understand our project. Newcomers are, however, welcome
to come and listen to the discussion.

12:00pm-1:15pm: Free lunch is served, hackathon participants arrive

12:15pm-1:15pm: Eben Moglen delivers a speech

1:15pm-5:00pm: Session 2: Hackathon Session

     -What: Three hackathon activities will be led by the FreedomBox
core team

      (1) Installfest: learn how to set up a FreedomBox

      (2) Development environment: learn how to set up your development

      (3) Guided coding: code for FreedomBox with our team

     -Who is involved: General public. The intent is to involve
anyone--beginners and veterans--in the hackathon.

===Registration & Cost===

Cost: This hackathon is free to attend. We'll even provide free lunch!
We may even provide some free swag...!

Registration: Registration ahead of time is required. Once you are
registered, you will receive an email confirmation from us.

To register, please email <info at freedomboxfoundation.org> with
"Hackathon registration" in the subject line and the following
information in the body:
-Your full name
-Dietary restrictions you want us to know for lunch (e.g. vegan,
vegetarian, kosher, halal, etc.)
-Which sessions you want to attend (Session 1 and/or Session 2)
-Your level of experience with FreedomBox (little to none, basic, or

Once you register, you'll receive periodic updates via email about
details like the event program and lunch menu.


Please feel free to email me with any questions!


Danny Haidar

Danny Haidar*
Vice-President for Product & Development
FreedomBox Foundation

* Not admitted to practice law in any jurisdiction.
Nothing in this email constitutes legal advice.
I cannot establish any attorney-client relationships.

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