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HillHacks Pre-Event, Saturday, 13 September

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The Sarai Programme is very excited to co-organise and host the Delhi pre-event of hillhacks on Saturday, September 13, 2014. The event will begin at 3 pm, and will take place in Sarai basement area. DesiSec, a documentary on cybersecurity and civil society in India (see the trailer below) made by the Centre for Internet and Society, will be screened along with the event, at the CSDS conference room.

There will be an open session for lightning talks (brief talks of 5-8 minutes length). If you want to talk about any topic close to your work/interest, and relates to the event’s themes as mentioned below, please send a few sentences about the topic and yourself to <> to submit the talk. Alternatively, you can go to the Delhi pre-event page on hillhacks wiki and enter the details of you talk there.

To RSVP, please send an email to <>.

What is it all about?

The pre-event will be a relaxed combination of demonstrations and discussions of all things relates to hacking, making, and living in an Internet-mediated world.

We are interested in the following things and more:

> Making, fabricating and 3d printing
> Arduino, Raspberry Pi and hardware hacking
> Privacy and cryptography
> Glitch art and generative music and computational design
> Media remixes and data mash-ups
> Art practices that engage with the Internet in fun and critical ways
> Digital humanities and computational social sciences
> Bitcoin and crypto-finance
> Algorithms, sentiments and tracking conversations on social media
> Learning codes and Internet-based education
> Indic language computing
> See the hillhacks Call for Papers and Participation for more.


hillhacks provides space and place for various temporary hackspaces with technology, art and education workshops, leading into a conference and maker exhibition in Dharamsala, India. This region in the foothills of the Himalayas is directly affected by a concrete idea of freedom as it hosts the Tibetan Community in Exile.

From around 13th of October 2014 onwards we will prepare and conduct workshops for kids and youngsters and the general public: Some include soldering and programming, others will teach security and protection online, and various other topics.

Check the hillhacks website for more.

What will happen?

Here is the tentative plan:

15:00-17:00 3D Printing Workshop

16:30-17:00 Tea / Coffee

17:00-17:45 What is hillhacks and What Web do We Want? [sva]

17:45-18:00 Break

18:00-19:00 Lightning Talks [Open for participants to submit talks]

19:00-20:15 Dinner

20:15-20:45 DesiSec – Introduction by the Film-Maker(s)

20:45-21:30 DesiSec – Screening

21:30-22:00 DesiSec – Discussion

When to come and what to bring?

We will begin around 14:30-15:00 and the discussions / music / film screening will go into the evening. There will be tea/coffee breaks, and dinner.

Bring anything that you want to share with other people – from hardware humour to software stories.

How to reach CSDS?

Take the yellow line of Delhi Metro to reach Civil Lines station. When you get out, take a rickshaw and ask the person to take you to CSDS on (#29) Rajpur Road. If you prefer to walk, look for Under Hill Road and walk down it till you hit a T junction. There will be a big Municipality Transportation Office on your right before you hit the T junction. From the junction, take left and the #29 will be on your left shortly.

Here is the walking direction from the Civil Lines Metro Station on Google Maps.