At the eighth-annual Internet Governance Forum (IGF) on October 21 2013 in Bali, Tactical Tech, in conjunction with the Association for Progressive Communications, organised an evening event, called a “Disco-tech”, aimed at raising awareness and building capacity by sharing knowledge and stories about privacy, surveillance and security online.
A small number of speakers were invited to do lightning talks, which gave the event a fast, entertaining pace. Speakers included: Shahzad Ahmad (Bytes for All Pakistan), Ellery Biddle (Global Voices), Sarah Clarke (PEN International), Mahmood Enayat (Small Media Foundation), Robert Guerra (Citizen Lab), Gerard Harris (Deflect/eQualit.ie), Oktavia Jonsdottir (IREX), Nadine Maowad (APC), and M. Chris Riley (Mozilla). In the end, more than one hundred people attended the event, where they listened to nine engaging talks and networked informally during breaks and after the event. Given the feedback received afterwards, it is clear that the event should be considered a very successful project. One group, One World See (owpsee), based in Sarajevo, organised their own Disco-tech as a culminating event for their annual 16 days of activism against violence against women campaign, and received excellent feedback from participants.
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