October 18, 2014 | Richard King

Hacking for your digital rights

On 4 October, twenty people got together for a digital-rights hack-day at Mozilla's community space in Covent Garden. Find out what happened and how you can help take the projects we started further.


The day was all about planning and prototyping hacks to help defend digital rights directly, raise awareness of ORG's issues, support our campaigns with evidence and make ORG more accessible to everyone. It was also a great way to bring together and celebrate our technical community, which has gone from strength to strength this year.

Here's a run-down of the hacks, ideas and prototypes people came up with on the day:

You can also check out a few photos of the day on Flickr.

We're really excited about the creativity and viability of all these ideas - and we want to support the community to bring as many of them to fruition as we can. If you're inspired by any of these projects and would like to help take them further, please introduce yourself on the technical volunteers mailing list, or drop by our IRC channel to say hello. You can also find us on github.

If you fancy joining us in person, grab a ticket for ORGCon (15-16 November), where on day two we'll be holding another day-long hack-fest as well as workshops and other sessions on digital-rights activism. We will also be running a session at the Mozilla Festival (24-26 October) looking at how to build on blocked.org.uk - please come and say hello if you get the chance.

Happy hacking!

Updated on 31/10/14 to include a link to the github page for the "kickstarter for election candidates" hack.


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