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An organization called Hack the Ban will be holding a hackathon to aide organizations working to protest the initiatives of the Trump administration later this month.
“Hack the Ban brings together multidisciplinary creatives (technologists, designers, journalists, etc) and organizations working at the forefront of immigration issues,” according to the organization. “The intention is to help these organizations fight more effectively by working directly with them on problems they are facing.”
The event will take place Feb. 25 at NYU MAGNET (Media and Games Network) on the NYU Tandon campus in Downtown Brooklyn.
Wow! 4 spots left for technologists and creatives. We have 96 programmers, strategists, and designers joining us on Feb 25 #techhasnowalls
— Hack the Ban (@hacktheban) February 5, 2017
Last Friday, U.S. District Judge James Robart suspended the executive order issuing the travel ban, a decision the administration is appealing.
Hack the Ban says its goals are threefold:
1. Design with purpose
2. Create concrete solutions that can be used RIGHT. NOW.
3. Foster a technical support community for the resistance