Freedom Hack
Feb 8-9 2014
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Freedom Hack

To remember Aaron's work and support the courage he showed, InMobi is organizing the Bangalore chapter of Aaron Swartz Memorial Hackathon happening worldwide. So, join us in the 24 hours Freedom Hack and set yourself free to code, innovate and learn.

Your hack can fall into the domains such as Social, Mobile, Analytics & Cloud. This is not the restrictive list. So, we have the theme O'SMAC, meaning Others, Social, Mobile and Cloud. You can also leverage the public datasets available like http://data.gov.in/

In spirit of making an open world, all the participants are encouraged to open source their hacks.

Prizes

Winner Team 50,000 Rs
First Runner Up Team 30,000 Rs
Second Runner Up Team 20,000 Rs


Aaron Swartz

I'm a teenage kid who's interested in improving the world (mostly through law, politics, and technology).
— Aaron Swartz

This was how Aaron described himself in 2004. Aaron Hillel Swartz (November 8, 1986 – January 11, 2013) was an American computer programmer, writer, political organizer and Internet activist. Swartz was involved in the development of the web feed format RSS, the organization Creative Commons, the website framework web.py and the social news site, Reddit, in which he became a partner after its merger with his company, Infogami. Swartz's later work focused on sociology, civic awareness and activism. He helped launch the Progressive Change Campaign Committee in 2009 to learn more about effective on-line activism. In 2010 he became a research fellow at Harvard University's Safra Research Lab on Institutional Corruption, directed by Lawrence Lessig.He founded the on-line group Demand Progress, known for its campaign against the Stop On-line Piracy Act.

Read more to know about him.


Guidelines

  • Participation is open to all.
  • One person can only participate in one hack.
  • Team size should be minimum two and maximum four.
  • Every hack should be demo-able. No power point presentations will be accepted.

Registration Guidelines

  • Registrations are open till 4th Feb, 2014.
  • Team size is minimum 2 and maximum 4.
  • We will shortlist the teams and the confirmation to the selected teams will be sent by 6th Feb 2014.

Registration

Just fill in the details in the form.

Deadline for registration is 4th Fan, 2014.
We will short-list the teams. You will hear from us by 6th Feb, 2014.

Schedule

Event Kick Off 9.00 am Feb 8th, 2014
Event Pack Up 9.00 am Feb 9th, 2014
Presentations/Demo 10.00 am onwards Feb 9th, 2014

Venue


InMobi
7th Floor, Block Delta, B Block,
Embassy Tech Square,
Kadubeesanhalli Village,
Outer Ring Road, Varthur Hubli,
Bangalore - 560103


Talks

We will update the talks soon!


Contact Us

Drop us an email in case of any queries. Or, just drop a Hello at info@freedomhack.in