This fall, we will be offering a couple of Virtual Learning Sessions in response to requests from folks at this year's CA Nonprofit Technology Festival in Los Angeles. Thanks to everyone who submitted requests! Join us and learn how you can increase your anonymity and privacy online and how you can better manage and protect your organization's online identity.
Our 16th annual Nonprofit Software Development Summit in Oakland, California will be taking place on November 6-8.
This three-day gathering is designed for everyone from passionate grassroots activists to radical software developers. It brings together participants from around the world to collaborate, share knowledge, build relationships, and collectively envision the future of free and open technology to support social justice efforts and movement building.
Aspiration has worked with and in support of information security trainers and capacity builders in the human rights sector for over a decade.
We have witnessed the growth of this community of practice from local to international levels, appreciating the opportunity to observe how the outcomes of the work of hundreds of practitioners worldwide have had a critical impact on the security, sustainability and efficiency of human rights organizations and individual activists.
Join us on June 20 and 21 in Fresno, CA, for the California Nonprofit Technology Festival.
After leading Aspiration's Human Rights Technology Program for almost four years, I will move to a new professional adventure. From this month I will focus on new projects as a Research Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School, exploring how Internet infrastructure and human rights interconnect.
This collaborative three-day gathering is designed for everyone from grassroots activists to software developers, bringing together participants from around the world to share knowledge, build relationships, and collectively envision the future of free and open technology to support social change.
The stakeholders we interviewed widely agreed that taking a forward-looking and proactive approach to human rights technology would better enable modeling of future states of play.
After a few great mini road trips to Oakland, Santa Cruz, and Watsonville, we'll be back on the road again traveling through the beautiful Central Valley and Southern California on September 25-29! We are visiting with folks working for social justice at nonprofits, community-led organizations, and youth advocacy groups to learn what they are up to and find out ways Aspiration may be able to support those efforts with our California Technology Capacity Building program.
CampaignCon is an annual global skill-sharing event where activists, technologists, organisations and social movements share ideas, co-create and hone good practices through participatory exploration of modern campaigning theory and practice.
Join us on Monday and Tuesday, 10 and 11 July in New York City for a participant-driven gathering where nonprofit staff, social justice organizers, techies, activists, journalists, and students can share knowledge, build skills and capacity, and foster relationships around using technology in support of social change efforts.
The second Reproducible Builds Summit took place in Berlin in December, focused on software development practices that create a verifiable path from source code to binary code.
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Want to meet allies in the Bay area who share your commitment to digital rights? Got ideas, projects, campaigns, or data to share? Want to discuss your shared —or differing—concerns in a relaxed environment without any mansplaining?
Then join us for Techno-Activism Third Monday in September!
We have been working on a map of the digital response ecosystem here at Aspiration. While we still have a ways to go, I wanted to pause to reflect on why we are working on it and some things I have learned along the way. If you're so inclined, the closing section includes a request for feedback and a way to be in touch.