Our experience in the human rights technology sector is that most efforts tend to focus on short-term horizons or be reactive in nature. With support from Ford Foundation, we explored the concept of a long-term "Research and Development Lab" for Human Rights Tech, and published a report with our findings.
At CampaignCon 2017, activists, technologists, and NGOs will share ideas, hone skills and co-create strategies through participatory exploration of modern campaigning theory and practice. Our vision is a more nimble, responsive civil society mobilizing and campaigning effectively in the face of growing authoritarianism, shrinking civic space and other threats.
Our 2017 Nonprofit Software Development Summit is November 15 - 17 in Oakland, California! Join us to share knowledge and collectively envision, learn, and work on free and open technology for social change. We welcome nonprofit staff, developers, capacity builders, and everyone in between. Have a look at last year's proceedings, and register now!
On 10 and 11 July in New York City, we held a participant-driven gathering where nonprofit staff, social justice organizers, techies, activists, journalists, and students shared knowledge, built skills and capacity, and fostered relationships around using technology in support of social change efforts.
Consumer Reports recently announced the release of The Digital Standard, a privacy and security framework designed to safeguard consumers. Aspiration worked with Consumer Reports, Disconnect, Ranking Digital Rights, and The Cyber Independent Testing Lab to help develop the new guidelines for evaluating products, apps, and services. And it's open--you are encouraged to contribute to the Digital Standard on GitHub.
The second Reproducible Builds Summit took place in Berlin, focused on software development practices that create a verifiable path from source code to binary code. Check out write-ups by the Debian Reproducible Builds team, the GuixSD team, Rok Garbas and Software Freedom Conservancy, as well as Bootstrappable Builds. Diagram by Lunar/Debian
That's a wrap! Check out what happened at the spring 2016 California Nonprofit Technology Festival in Watsonville.