November 14, 2020 - 10:00am PST

EFF is excited to participate this weekend a virtual version of the annual Aaron Swartz Day and International Hackathon—a day dedicated to celebrating the continuing legacy of activist, programmer and entrepreneur Aaron Swartz. 

Join EFF Senior Researcher Dave Maass and privacy advocate Madison Vialpando as they lead a virtual session on the Atlas of Surveillance project. Participants will gather news articles, press releases, and public records about law enforcement agencies that use technologies such as social media monitoring, automated license plate readers, and body-worn cameras. EFF Special Advisor Cory Doctorow, Director of Strategy Danny O'Brien, and Senior Activist Elliot Harmon are also scheduled to speak about Aaron's legacy and how his work lives on today.

Aaron Swartz Day will start at 10 a.m. PT, and is free to everyone. Those interested participating can register on Eventbrite to have the streaming links emailed to you in the morning on Saturday, November 14. You can also follow along on Twitter at @AaronSwartzDay, or tune into the Aaron Swartz Day Facebook and YouTube channels. Visit for more information.

Tentative schedule for EFF speakers:

10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Hackathon with Dave Maass and Madison Vialpando

1:30 p.m. -  Cory Doctorow

3 p.m. - Danny O’Brien

3:30 p.m. - Elliot Harmon

6:00 p.m. - Madison Vialpando