Boston Linux & UNIX was originally founded in 1994 as part of The Boston Computer Society. We meet on the third Wednesday of each month at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, in Building E51.

Introducing the Pirate Party

Date and Time

Wednesday, November 06, 2013 from 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm


Akamai CRC
The Akamai office is a short walk from the Kendall Square T stop and other public transportation. Metered parking is normally available near the location.


Introducing the Pirate Party of Massachusetts: The Intersection of Open Government and Open Technology


Did you know that there is a Pirate Party of Massachusetts? Join us for an introduction to the Pirate Party by co-founder and current captain, James O'Keefe. James will discuss the Pirate Party's fascinating vision of a more open government and greater transparency in our civic and digital lives. This is a timely discussion and one which will appeal to both technologists, members of the broader community, and citizens concerned about privacy and freedom in an age increasingly dominated by powerful corporate and government entities. Join the discussion and learn ways you can get involved including steps you can take to increase freedom and transparency for yourself, your family and your community. %About Our Speaker% James O'Keefe is a co-founder of the Massachusetts Pirate Party and is its current Captain. He fell in love with the Internet in 1990 when he started work in Technical Support at FTP Software. He occasionally reminisces about his life before being able to be on the Internet at the touch of a finger, but not often and seldom for long. He views defending the Internet and expanding the possibilities it offers for our world as his lifelong calling. James presently works at Akamai as a software QA engineer while making a reasonable attempt at coaching his son's soccer team and being his family's chauffeur.

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