Aspiration events are first and foremost convened to strengthen the ties and social networks of technology practitioners in the nonprofit/nongovernmental sectors.
The #npdev session list is co-developed with participants, facilitators, and partners in the time leading up to and during the Festival. We strongly encourage you to join in the fun at this unique and interactive gathering!
The agenda is designed and facilitated using Aspiration's participatory model, in an environment where powerpoint slides are not a thing, and dialogue and collaboration drive the learning.
Our philosophy centers around getting participants into small-group discussions where they can discuss topics they are passionate about and get answers to their questions and curiosities. Sessions at Aspiration events have particular traits; we de-emphasize broadcast behaviors and fetishizing expertism, and instead focus on small "break-out" sessions that are self-organized whenever possible to meet the specific needs of those present in accessible, inclusive ways.
Wednesday November 18
(9.00 PT / 17.00 UTC)
Story sharing from across our community
(10.05 PT / 18.05 UTC)
Lifting up stories and projects from around our network:
- What's new and what's happening with Tor Browser and Tor Community
- Fundraising during Covid using open source tools
- AccessNow HelpLine: Supporting security needs of human rights activists
- Gender-based violence: the tolls of raising awareness in Mexican online spaces during 2020
- SignalBoost - Lessons from the real world of secure and anonymous organizing and protest
- Mai Ishikawa Sutton / Organizing in the DWeb Community and DWeb principles
- OpenStreetMap and the state of open mapping in 2020
- Josue Guillen / His work in Texas
- Natalie Contreras / ?