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Joshua Cohen jcohen57 at stanford.edu
Wed May 11 12:46:47 PDT 2011



Begin forwarded message:

> From: "Dave Nielsen" <contact at eventbrite.com>
> Date: May 11, 2011 9:55:54 AM PDT
> To: jcohen57 at stanford.edu
> Subject: Hack for Egypt @ Stanford: Spread the Word
> Reply-To: dave at platformd.com
>
> Hello Hackers & Activists,
>
> In 3 days ... dozens of hackers will descend upon Stanford for the  
> Hack-For-Egypt Unconference & Hackathon. Word has begun to spread  
> through Stanford, Silicon Valley & on Twitter. Working together we  
> expect to develop useful & cool apps that will help the Egyptians  
> overcome challenges they face in bringing democracy to their  
> country. Over 60 people have registered so far, but we'd like to  
> make one more push to get the word out. Here's what you can do:
>
> 1. Forward this email to your tech-savvy friends. The invitation is  
> below:
>
>
>
> 2. Let others know you are attending
>
> Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=196160703760696
> Twitter: http://twitter.com/?status=I just registered for http://hackforegypt.eventbrite.com
> Plancast: http://plancast.com/p/5415
> Upcoming: http://upcoming.yahoo.com/event/8037813/
> 3. Help us before the event by voting for apps that we will build to  
> help Egyptian activists
>
> Vote for apps here: http://cloudcamp.uservoice.com/forums/114129
> INVITATION:
>
> Join with us as we Hack For Egypt!
>
> Earlier this year, Egyptians combined technology and political  
> activism to revolutionary effect (see wikipedia article). After  
> overthrowing a thirty-year dictatorship, they face new challenges to  
> establishing democracy. Can technology help them through the  
> divisive times ahead?
>
> The Unconference and Hackathon for Egypt is an opportunity to find  
> out. On May 14, programmers and engineers will gather at Stanford  
> University to meet with Egyptian activists and discuss applications  
> that could help their cause. Our aim is to build a community that  
> bridges Tahrir Square and Silicon Valley to show what activists  
> equipped with digital tools can achieve.
>
> Bring your laptops and we’ll provide the activists and the food. The  
> d. school venue is perfectly designed to let the ideas flow. Come  
> check it out!
>
>
>
> For info about the activists behind Egypt’s revolution, visit  
> cloudtostreet.org.
> For info about the apps we expect to work on, visit http://cloudcamp.uservoice.com/forums/114129
>
> Schedule:
>
>   9:30 am - Registration, Networking w/ Egyptian Coffee
> 10:00 am - Welcome & "Outcome from Egypt visit" by Ben Rowswell of  
> CloudToStreet
> 10:15 am - "How Egyptian Activists Used Technology to Drive the  
> Revolution" by Ahmed Saleh
> 10:30 am - "New Media and Traditional Media in the Egyptian  
> Revolution" by Sabah Hamamou of MASRAWYYA and Al-Ahram newspaper
> 10:45 am - "Lightning Talks by Activists & App Developers (5 minutes  
> each)
>   - Abdallah Helmy (video conference)
>   - Farhaan Ladhani
>   - Nelly Corbel (video conference)
>   - Vivek Srinivasan
> 11:15 am - Organize Unconference & Hackathon where Developers choose  
> an application to work on, or their own related project (fac  
> ilitated by Dave Nielsen)
> 12:30 pm - Luncheon - Q&A with Egyptian activists
>   1:00 pm - Hackers announce projects they have chosen to work on
>   1:00 pm - Unconference Sessions - Round 1 (Hacking begins)
>   2:00 pm - Unconference Sessions - Round 2 (Hacking continues)
>   3:00 pm - Unconference Sessions - Round 3 (Hacking continues)
>   4:00 pm - Unconference Sessions - Round 4 (Hacking continues)
>   5:00 pm - Presentations of Hackathon Projects (to be recorded)
>   5:30 pm - "Next steps. On to Cairo" by Ben Rowswell
>
> Location:
> the d.school @ Stanford (map)
> Escondido Mall
> Building 550 - Hasso Plattner Institute of Design
> Stanford, CA  94305
>
> Directions:
> Enter from Panama Street (map)
>
> Organizers:
>
> Sarina Beges, Liberation Technologies, Freeman Spogli Institute,  
> Stanford
> Joshua Cohen, Professor of political science, philosophy, and law,  
> Liberation Technologies, Stanford
> Saad Khan, Partner, CMEA Capital, Hacktivist
> Sam King, Code the change
> Mark Nelson, Persuasive Technology Lab, Peace Innovation Lab Stanford
> Dave Nielsen, CloudCamp
> Margarita Quihuis, Persuasive Technology Lab, Peace Innovation Lab,  
> Stanford
> Ben Rowswell, @cloudtostreet
> Vivek Srinivasen, Liberation Technologies, Freeman Spogli Institute,  
> Stanford
> Terry Winograd, Computer Science Department, Liberation  
> Technologies, d.school, Stanford
> 	
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>
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