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Wednesday, May 16 • 14:30 - 15:45
Tech Demo Block #1: Data management and visualization

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Don't build Infra, Build Applications (AMD Conseil)

Amine Ben Asker

The session aims to help small organization build their private Cloud infrastructure using Openstack over linux on Baremetal servers. Security in the cloud is a nightmare for Developers and Civil society members.

Once the infra is built, it can be shared between organizations to assure High availability and optimal usage of machines. I am working on this project for the moment and planning to release first stable version of it in the RightsCon. The project is based on blockchain, an innovative way to enhance trust among organizations’ infrastructures.

New tools for visualizing communities, projects, and resources: Inspiring engagement and exploration (Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society, Harvard University)

Speakers: Sandra Cortesi

In this tech demo, we will present interactive tools that have been developed at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University to visualizing communities, projects, and resources. (No technical background is needed to join this session.)

Making maps work for you (Mapbox)

Marena Brinkhurst

We will showcase of examples of how Human Rights organizations, Humanitarian actors, and others work for positive social impact are using Mapbox tools to visualize data, inform programming, and amplify communications and campaigns. The demo will start with an overview of the Mapbox ecosystem and then illustrate how to combine Mapbox tools and data to create interactive maps for web and mobile. The demo will also promote OpenStreetMap and other open data and open source communities that Mapbox is part of, highlighting how these efforts connect with and support those working in Human Rights and Humanitarian sectors. We will have time for questions and discussion of use cases after the demo.

RIWI: A New Way to Capture Global Citizen Perception Data (RIWI Corp.)

Speakers: Eric Meerkamper

What will you ask the world? Join RIWI to collaborate on designing the very first AccessNow - RIWI Global Digital Human Rights Index, which will reach over 100,000 people in over 100 countries.

This interactive, fishbowl style session will explore the possibility of using global perception data for work in the digital rights space. We will discuss how leveraging a new and innovative technology can enrich understanding and increase effectiveness when addressing problems related to human rights and citizen engagement.

This session is for you if you are eager to: contribute ideas for the Index, influence how global digital rights are understood, or learn about an innovative methodology that enables citizens all around the world to have their voices heard.

The Right Chat for RightsCon (New America's Open Technology Institute)

Ross Schulman 

Centralized chat services that keep your data then charge you for it are so 2017. Meet Matrix! A federated, end-to-end encrypted communications service that can bridge into many of your favorite chat platforms.

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Amine Ben Asker

Cloud Architect, Independent
Computer doctor
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Marena Brinkhurst

Community Program Manager, Mapbox
Talk to me about maps, location data, Mapbox, pro bono volunteering, and using tech for positive impact! I also geek out about land rights, participatory mapping, and indigenous rights.
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Sandra Cortesi

Director of Youth and Media, Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society, Harvard University
Children and young people
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Eric Meerkamper

Global Head, Citizen Engagement, RIWI Corp
Eric is the Global Head of Citizen Engagement at RIWI, based in Toronto. RIWI (www.riwi.com) is a global trend tracking, prediction, and survey technology firm that gathers citizen opinion data and accelerates engagement initiatives in every country in the world using its patented... Read More →
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Ross Schulman

Senior Policy Technologist, New America's Open Technology Institute
Ross Schulman is a senior counsel and senior policy technologist at New America’s Open Technology Institute, where he focuses on internet measurement, emerging technologies, surveillance, and decentralization. Prior to joining OTI, Schulman worked for Google in Mountain View, California... Read More →

Wednesday May 16, 2018 14:30 - 15:45 EDT