The next few days are filled with ISOC-NY-related activity, including OneWebDay,Â Software Freedom Day, the initial lecture in Evan Korth’s Computers and Society series,Â and last but not least, ISOC-NY’s September monthly meeting.
On the third annual ‘Earth Day for the Internet’, communities across the
country are holding events to learn about and advocate for that marvel of
modern infrastructure, the Internet. It happens in the United States and
around the world on OneWebDay, Monday, September 22, 2008. The theme of this
yearâ€™s OneWebDay is online participation in democracy, coinciding with the U.S. elections.
== Sat Sep 20Â 2-4pmÂ OWD Workshops -Â Introducing New Users to New Possibilities ==
NYC’s OWD events will kick off on Saturday 9/20 2-4pm with a group of free
educational workshops @ NYU’s Courant Institute, 251 Mercer St (W 4th St entrance)
=== Room 101: :Building Common Resources ===
2:00 – 2:30Â Â Â Â Â How Wikipedia Works
Michael Verrilli will cover the basics of how and why Wikipedia is so
successful, and how you can edit an article.
2:40 – 3:10Â Â Â Â The Open Video Project
The purpose of the Open Video Project is to collect and make available a
repository of digitized video content for the digital video, multimedia
retrieval, digital library, and other research communities. Dean Jansen will
walk you through the theory and practice behind this user-powered project.
3:20 – 3:50Â Â Â Â Creative Commons Licenses
Fred Benenson will walk you through the Creative Commons licensing scheme and
teach you how to share your work and protect it at the same
=== Room 1314: Power to the User ===
2:00 – 2:30Â Â Â Â Â TheLampNYC.org: Media Literacy — Breaking Ads with Digital
We’re way past the age of only receiving one-way, top-down, corporate media
messages. Today digital media and the Internet allow us talk back,
interrogate, and re-create corporate-produced persuasive messages. In this
session you’ll see commercials broken down to their persuasive essence, then
re-created to reveal the truths left out. How are digital media and the web
used to do it? Why would we want to do it? Is it legal? Find out here.
2:40 – 3:10Â Â Â Â Citizen Journalism
Mike Meyers of NowPublic.com will teach you how to get started as a citizen
=== Room 102: Web Strategies for Nonprofits ===
2:00 – 2:30Â Â Â Â Â Â Â An Introduction to the Grassroots.org Web Builder
Representatives from Grassroots.org will show you how to build an effective
web presence for your nonprofit in a single afternoon.
2:40 – 3:10Â Â Â Â Â Â SEO and Google Grants
Kevin Lee will cover how and why search engine marketing is a critical tool
for non-profits including some tips for both organic SEO best practices and
how to maximize the return from your Google grant, as well as how to apply for
a Google grant if you donâ€™t have one.
3:20 – 3:50Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Understanding CRM for nonprofits and activists
Develop an understanding of how/why online databases and organizing tools are
game changers when it comes to lobbying, fundraising and communications.
Presented by Charles Lenchner of Democracy in Action.
== Sat Sep 20 7-9pm OneWebDay Tech Demos ==
Grassroots Web and OneWebDay have teamed up to provide their own version
of the New York Tech Meetup. There wil be 6 brief demos of exciting new
applications that help ordinary folks get more involved in government and
politics, and have the chance to meet their creators afterwards.
== Sat Sep 20 6-9pm 2008 NYC Software Freedom Day Reception ==
The Software Freedom Law Center cordially invites you to the 2008 NYC
Software Freedom Day Reception!Â Industry leaders, lawyers, advocates
and hackers alike will be gathering to commemorate and celebrate the
the movement, from the inception of the GNU Project 25 years
ago to the present day. The reception is a rooftop affair, providing
ample time and space to celebrate, meet new people and reconnect with
When: Saturday, Sept. 20th from 6pm to 9pm.
Where: Limewire’s rooftop garden at 377 Broadway,
between White St. and Franklin St.Â It’s just a few blocks south of
RSVP required to: firstname.lastname@example.org
== Sat Sep 20 9pm-MidnightÂ OneWebDay Party ==
Let down your firewalls and get end-to-end on the dance floor;
OWD NYC’s annual bash returns bigger and better than ever. the back room at
Jimmy’s No. 43 has been reserved, which holds about 80. We’ll be filling that
up and spilling into the front room as well, so arrive early to make sure you
can get in. We’ll be eating, drinking, and getting psyched up for the greatest
Where: Jimmy’s No. 43, 43 East 7th Street, near Second Avenue
== Sep 22 OneWebDay NYC events ==
11am Older Adults Technology Services (OATS) is organizing seniors to come to
city hall and call on the city to address the digital divide and help seniors
have access to the Internet and technology
11:45am to 2pm -Washington Square Park, Teen Plaza (SE part of the park)
Moderator: Sree Sreenivasan (Columbia Journalism & WNBC-TV)
Tim Westergren (Pandora)
Prof. Lawrence Lessig (Stanford),
Craig Newmark (Craigslist)
Dharma Dailey (Ethos Group)
City Councilwoman Hon. Gale A. Brewer
John Perry Barlow (EFF)
Andrew Baron (Rocketboom)
SJ Klein (OLPC)
== Wed Sep 24 3.30-4.45Â Computers and Society lecture ==
Evan Korth’s Computers and Society course will host a lecture by
Tim Westergren, founder of Pandora, He’ll be discussing the Future of Music
and the State of Licensing Today. The lecture is free, open to the public and
sponsored by NYU ACM Chapter, the Internet Society of New York, NYU Free Culture,
When: September 24th from 3:30 to 4:45
Where: Room 109 Courant Institute, 251 Mercer St (w.4 St entrance)
== Thu Sep 25 – ISOC-NY September Monthly Meeting ==
Our regular monthly get-together.
Meet new members.
Â We expect and welcome new faces!
Â Progress report from Joseph Shraibman
Planning future meetings and events
Â Developing our Fall program.
ISXubuntu Linux project progress report
Â News from our trusty coders.
OneWebDay – report
Â How did it go?
Â ‘White Space’ hearing is coming on 9/29
Â When will the ICANN Sig meet?
Â Discussion of Tim Berners Lee’s new effort.
When: September 25th from 7 to 9pm
Where: Room 201 Courant Institute, 251 Mercer St (w.4 St entrance)
Lastly, we are sorry to hear of the sudden death of Nicole, younger sister
of our President David Solomonoff. Our condolences go out to the entire