Saturday November 08, 2014

Hackathons This Weekend for Aaron Swartz Day

The EFF & the Internet Archive are sponsoring a series of hackathons (hacking marathons) in 11 cities to celebrate Aaron Swartz's legacy this weekend. Aaron Swartz Day is scheduled for what would have been his 28th birthday weekend.

Aaron was a visionary with an endless supply of ideas, and he seemed to be constantly churning them out, prototyping them to the bare minimum, and letting others take them on, to refine and improve them. These hackathons are like that too, fostering constant refinement, churn, and the exchanging of knowledge and ideas. The projects at these hackathons are very diverse and widespread, but the one thing they all have in common is the desire of those behind them to make the world a better place.