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Mar
8
Thu
Occupy Oakland Focus Group for Young Organizers (18-30 years) @ The Holdout
Mar 8 @ 3:00 pm – Mar 8 @ 4:30 pm

Got thoughts on Occupy?

The Applied Research Center (publisher of Colorlines) is conducting focus groups with young organizers (between 18 to 30 years of age) to understand what motivates you to participate in the Occupy movement.

The focus group will run an hour and a half, from 3:00 to 4:30pm, this Thursday, 3/8 at The Holdout, 2313 San Pablo and 19th St., Oakland.

Participants will receive a $25 gift certificate from Arizmendi Pizza or AK Press (both are worker-owned coops!) for their time.

RSVP here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/occupyoakland

Contact millennials@arc.org if you have any questions.

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Mar
24
Sat
Occupy Oakland Hackathon 2 @ Applied Research Center's Third Floor Conference Room (Floor 3R)
Mar 24 @ 10:00 am – Mar 24 @ 5:00 pm

What
Hackathon II builds on the demos and tools from the first and turns our collaborative energy on visualizing the 5000+ responses to the OccupyResearch General Demographics and Participation Survey (ORGS), Occupy Oakland Serves the People Survey Results, and R-Shief Twitter #occupy tags aggregating since September 2011.


Where

900 Alice Street, Oakland, CA 94607
3rd Rear Floor conference room (3R)
Between 9th and 10th St., Oakland’s Chinatown. Two blocks from Lake Merritt Bart, six blocks from Oscar Grant Plaza.

When
Saturday, March 24th 2012
10:00am to 6:00pm

More info
Email research@occupyoakland.org
http://bit.ly/occupyhackathon
http://www.occupyresearch.net/2012/03/20/occupydata-hackathon-ii/

RSVP
RSVP by emailing research@occupyoakland.org

What to bring
BYOL (laptop)

Everybody is welcome; you do not need to be a hacker to come to the hackathon. Bring ideas, or things you want to learn or teach.
Come by before the OO BBQ at Rainbow Park starts or stop by afterwards.
Check out some of the COOL things folks created at Hackathon I, like the metameme of the Pepper Spray Cop and comparison of mainstream media coverage of Occupy versus tweets about #OWS.

Metameme of Pepper Spray Cop Mosaic

A mosaic image of the Pepper Spraying Cop was created, composed of many tiny remixed Pepper Spraying Cop images.

Mainstream Media Coverage of Occupy vs. Tweets using hashtags #OWS and #Occupy

Comparison of surface area newspapers devoted to Occupy coverage to tweets of #OWS and #Occupy related hashtags over time. Results show that movement-created information distributed via Twitter is a more reliable, grassroots source of information than mainstream media.

Hackathon sponsors include:

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Neighorhood BBQ & Speakout @ Rainbow Park
Mar 24 @ 8:00 pm – Mar 25 @ 12:00 am

Occupy Oakland will have its 2nd BBQ and Speak Out event on Saturday, March 24, 2012. It will be in East Oakland at 1-5pm at Rainbow Park located near Seminary and International, from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM. We are requesting help with side dishes and desserts from all cooks who are able to help.

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May
5
Sat
Brooms Collective — Mission District Clean Up, 11:30 AM @ Mission District
May 5 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

In response to the May 1st vandalism of small businesses and private property in this largely working class neighborhood, we at the Brooms Collective are planning on gathering at the 16th Street Mission BART Station at 11:30 on Saturday morning to participate in a neighborhood clean-up and outreach action. Many people seem to believe that these deplorable actions were attributable to supporters of the Occupy Movement, and even Occupy Oakland in particular. Many of us in the Brooms Collective found this truly senseless destruction wholly out of step with our beliefs, political, social or otherwise, and we believe that many others feel the same way. An action such as this is the only way that we could even hope to repair the damage that was done in the name of a movement that many of us believe would never have condoned it in the first place.

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Apr
2
Thu
WiFi Mesh Meeting Thursdays 7:30pm-11:30pm @ Sudoroom at Omni Commons
Apr 2 @ 7:30 pm – 11:30 pm

WiFi Mesh General Meeting
When: Every Thursday @ 7:30pm – 11:30pm
Where: 4799 Shattuck Avenue – Oakland, CA
(corner of 48th and Shattuck)
Contact: Jenny Ryan – email

We’re building a community wireless mesh network!

A wireless mesh network is a network where each computer acts as a relay to other computers, such that a network can stretch to cover entire cities. Our goal is to create such a free mesh network that is entirely controlled and operated by the community!

Want to help create an alternate means of digital communication that isn’t governed by for-profit internet service providers? Join us for the mesh hacknight!

We have crowdfunded the purchase of our first 100+ routers and are preparing to deploy the first nodes in Oakland. We need people with both technical and non-technical backgrounds to help with everything from local community involvement and crowdfunding to mounting wifi routers on buildings and developing software!

Last Thursdays are General Meetings for planning, strategy, and orientation for new folks.

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