On Friday-Sunday November 4-6 2016 the 2016 Radical Networks Conference will be held in Brooklyn NYC. The recent accessibility of networking technology through devices such as the Raspberry Pi> and software such as BATMAN Adv has made it affordable and possible for everyday citizens to learn how to design their own web servers and networks. The goals of the conference are to: Understand how the technology can be used as a method of control and how to subvert that; Teach people how to use networking technology for themselves; Encourage creative and social exploration with computer networks. Speakers include Ingrid Burrington and Jane Coffin, The entire event will be webcast via the Internet Society livestream channel.
On Friday April 4 2014 will present a symposium From Bleak House to Geek House: Evolving Law for Entrepreneurial Lawyers at Brooklyn Law School. Participants will focus on challenges and opportunities that are changing legal education and the practice of law. This program will feature lightning talks and expert panels on new issues facing the legal system, changes in law and legal practice that are needed and are underway, and how the future of law and legal practice might look. In addition to the presentations and talks, this program will also include demonstrations of forward-looking legal products and services exemplifying the new face of law practice. The entire event will be webcast live via YouTube, see below.
On Wednesday April 24 2013 the Internet Society’s New York Chapter will webcast the April Brooklyn Tech Meetup live from Brooklyn Law School. This months event features demos of iPhone video app Montaj, and moody journal app Feely, plus a presentation by Aswini Anburajan and Ky Harlin of BuzzFeed, one of the City’s most successful startups. Although right now there are a couple of slots open, this event will likely be sold out by the time doors open. No live captions.
On Monday March 18 2013 the Internet Society’s New York Chapter (ISOC-NY) webcast the Brooklyn Futurist Meetup’s event The Future of 3D Manufacturing – Brooklyn Style. Panelists were Rob Steiner from MakerBot, J.F. Brandon from D-Shape, Duann Scott from Shapeways, and Brian Jepson, editor from Make Magazine, organizer of Maker Faire. The panel was moderated by Jim Kohlenberger, recently Chief of Staff for the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP.) Video is below (event starts about 18 mins in):
On April 15, 2012, the Brooklyn Law Incubator & Policy Clinic (BLIP) hosted their first-ever Legal Hackathon. An all-day event, the Hackathon explorde how technology can improve the law and vice versa.
Hacking the Act: Why Do SOPA and PIPA Matter? Speakers: Lon Jacobs (News Corp), Derek Bambauer (BLS Professor), Robert Levine (Journalist/Author), and Amyt Eckstein (Moses & Singer)
Government 2.0: A Primer on Crowdsourced Policymaking and Fostering Civic Engagement Through Technology.
Speakers: Art Chang (Tipping Point), Sherwin Siy (Public Knowledge), John Bergmayer (Public Knowledge)
Plus Andrew McLaughin (Tumblr), Tim Wu (FTC), Nina Paley (Question Copyright), Tim Hwang (Robot Robot and Hwang), and Jonathan Askin (BLS Professor and director of the BLIP Clinic)
HACK THE ACT
A week-long competition beginning the day of the Hackathon, interested teams will tackle a discreet issue of IP policy and collaboratively propose a new policy reform through online collaboration tool Docracy.
Docracy is challenging participants to use their service to translate a legalese agreement into plain English using their service.
PriView is hacking an assessment standard to help people better understand the privacy policies they deal with every day.
Wikipedia will discuss the role of crowdsourcing in legal research
WhyNot is brainstorming how to create a platform that will crowdsource the next Mayor of NYC.
The American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN) are presenting an “ARIN on the Road” event at the New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge on Tuesday, 6 March 2012. Registration is free and includes lunch. Space is limited, so register early!
What: ARIN on the Road When: Tuesday, 6 March 2012 10am – 4pm Where: New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge Who: Register (free*)
Introductions and Open Floor for Suggestions of Discussion Topics
History of ARIN and Internet Governance
Requesting and Managing Internet Number Resources through ARIN Online
Number Resource Policies and Procedures
Changes at ARIN: Value-added Services beyond the Numbers
Free Buffet Lunch
ARIN’s Customer-facing RESTful Web Services
Current Status of IPv4 and IPv6 in the ARIN Region
ARIN’s Policy Development Process
Current Policy Discussions
The Importance of Participating in the ARIN Community
Q&A / Open Mic Session / Adjournment
Ask ARIN (3:00 PM – 4:00 PM) – Optional opportunity for a private conversation with ARIN Registration Services staff
ARIN on the Road attendees are also eligible for a registration fee waiver for either of ARIN’s next two Public Policy and Member Meetings.
The award winning network neutrality advocacy film Barbershop Punk will have its NYC Theatrical Premiere on Friday Nov. 11 2011 at the reRun Theater in DUMBO, Brooklyn. There will be two screenings on Friday, both followed by brief panels. The film will continue to be screened nightly until Thursday Nov. 17. Tickets. Trailer is below:
E.B.C. High School is one of 8 high schools in Brooklyn where students take some classes through virtual high school, or V.H.S., as part of a pilot program.
V.H.S. Is a global network. Students at client schools share projects with students from other countries. They post their thoughts about what they are learning.
The involvement of the Brooklyn schools is financed through a federal grant, and aimed at schools that need to improve student achievement. The investment will be evaluated after this school year, but V.H.S. says their website gets results.