Spring HacktionLab 2012 London Low Down
Come play with technology. We’ll learn and share how to make it work for us!
HacktionLabs are learning spaces to experiment and share knowledge. This event is organised by a network of people with a focus on using communications and information technology in the name of social justice.
The Spring 2012 HacktionLab in London is a weekend of workshops and discussions with an open invite to all.
The focus of the event is on Free Software, alternative media production and fighting to protect our digital freedoms. This event also features the launch of our new website, Tech Tools for Activism, so please do have a look at that: http://techtoolsforactivism.org
Friday Night 7pm onwards – Welcome night – Social and Film Screening
Come meet other participants at this free film screening and social event. Includes launch party for Tech Tools for Activism more info at – http://techtoolsforactivism.org
Dissident Island Radio will be hosting their 103rd show in the basement, and people will be welcome to chat, mingle and drink in a friendly, non-corporate environment.
Saturday 10am – 6pm – Workshops & Discussion
Saturday is aimed at all levels of computer knowledge. The agenda for the day will be set in the morning, based upon who is there and what people want to do. This is a day to embrace the most user friendly side of Free Software. No prior knowledge of tools is assumed and workshops are encouraged to be introductory, accessible and immediately practical to all.
You are welcome to get in touch to make sure the right resources are available if you want to deliver a session. See the contact section below.
Some sessions are pre-planned by the organisers. These include how to:
- Do live & encrypted communications.
- Replace twitter and facebook.
- Set up an anonymous blog.
- Create your own Internet radio station.
If you would like to add another please suggest it to the Hacktionlab mailing list.
Sunday 12pm – 6pm – Workshops, Discussions and Hack sessions
Sunday is aimed to build on any needs and other areas of interest identified on Saturday. There are many projects that have grown out of the HacktionLab network including online radio streaming (catalystradio.org), anonymous blogging (network23.org) & Free Software advocacy and training (techtoolsforactivism.org). We shall also be taking HacktionLab on the road again this year and have some bookings for workshops at festivals; we will discuss how to take this forward.
These are all projects that would welcome your input. Or, maybe you have a project that you would like to get feedback on? In any case, this day is a chance to sit down and discuss existing and potential projects in depth. You will have the option to get cracking on and start collectively working on them. There will be more of an idea of the exact shape of how Sunday will be the end of the Saturday.
MORE ABOUT HACKTIONLAB:
HacktionLab is UK tech-activist run project that aims to create regular convergence spaces where activists interested and/or working in the areas of alternative media, renewable energy, on-line video distribution, free software or any other form of activism that utilises technology can get together and plan how to better harness the technology (or not) to support grass roots social movements. HacktionLab is also working to create a roadshow of outreach workshops and discussion spaces that can be run alone or as part of a larger event.
HacktionLab runs the successful BarnCamp event a rural skills-sharing gathering.
HacktionLab has also helped to nuture and launch several projects, including Network 23, Tech Tools for Activism and Be The Media.