Using technology to support our communities
Technology shapes much of the organizing and journalism that we do, both online and offline. In the Community Technology and Independent Media Track, we will learn about the ecosystem of free and open source tools and software, how we can contribute to it, and how we can better use technology in our work. Through workshops, panels, dialogues, skill-sharing, and relationship building, we will engage in a critical analysis of the tools we use and who owns them. We will also explore privacy and security in our organizations and personal lives. We will bring together community media organizers, journalists, designers, developers, and media-makers to share their experiences using technology to support their communities. Participants will leave with a toolbox of open source software and a better understanding of how to support technology in their communities.
Coordinators of this track are Erika Owens, Gabriela Rodríguez, Tara Adiseshan, and Francis Tseng.