Circumvention Technology Festival in Valencia, Spain | 2015

Event Date(s): 
March 1, 2015 to March 6, 2015

We helped organize the Circumvention Technology Festival in Valencia, Spain in March 2015. Spanning a week of workshops, hackathons, and social gatherings, the #CTFestival brought together participants from around the globe to connect, share resources, and collaborate on efforts to fight censorship and surveillance.

Thank you to all who participated.

2015 Nonprofit Software Development Summit

Event Date(s): 
November 18, 2015 to November 20, 2015

Our 12th annual Nonprofit Software Development Summit took place on November 18th - 20th, 2015 at Preservation Park in Oakland, California.

Thank you to all who participated.

Weaponized Social in NYC | 2015

Event Date(s): 
February 13, 2015 to February 14, 2015

Weaponized Social took place on February 13th and 14th in New York City. It was a first of its kind for Aspiration.

A big love bomb of thanks to all who participated.

Weaponized Social: Rethinking Online Scripts

In the Aspiration ethos, using tools comes second to cultivating and understanding the ecosystem where the tool would live and grow. In practice, this means creating organizational processes, positive feedback loops, conventions, etc., so that when technology is implemented, it is overlayed on existing modes of healthy and sustainable interaction. This year, we began exploring one of the broader and more nebulous ecosystems as it relates to the technology of the internet: the 'social scripts' that mediate online interactions.

Reporting back from "Follow the Money" in Berlin

This past week, I joined Gunner to facilitate the Transparency and Accountability Initiative's "Using Technology to Follow the Money" workshop in Berlin. We met over a hundred activists, journalists, technologists, and funders who traveled from all over the world to have dialogues about how to better use financial data to make social change.

What does it mean to “Follow the Money”, and how can financial data lead to social change?

Back on the California Highway in 2015

From February 16th to 20th, we are heading on the road to meet with friends and allies off California's Highway 5. We hope to listen and learn about the technology needs of grassroots social justice organizations in order to inspire our trainings and capacity building efforts for the year.


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