Danny O'Brien


Danny O'Brien

Committee to Protect Journalists


Danny O’Brien is Internet Advocacy Coordinator for the Committee to Protect Journalists where he works to defend online reporters, bloggers, and editors from censorship and reprisal.

Prior to joining CPJ he was an activist at the Electronic Frontier Foundation . He helped found the Open Rights Group , the British grassroots digital rights organization, coined the term life hack , has written and presented science and travel shows for the BBC, and once performed a one man show about the Net in London’s West End, back before everyone was doing it.

Sessions for this user

* Free Speech, Free Software Across the World

How does free software help defend free speech in repressive regimes? Danny O'Brien will draw from the records of the Committee to Protect Journalists to explore how open source can help those at the cutting edge of free expression.
Danny O'Brien

* X Marks the Spot: Applying OpenStreetMap to the High Seas

The United States has a treasure trove of nautical charts in digital form, including plots of shipwrecks, navigation buoys, coastal and river depths, and other fine booty. OpenStreetMap is an open source, open format collaborative project for building a free map of the world. Join this session to find out more of the marine secrets of the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), OpenSeaMap's plans to extend OSM to the high seas, and splicing the two (and your mainbrace) together. We'll use the Geospatial Data Abstraction Library (GDAL), OGR, Python, and the OSM API.
Liz Henry, Danny O'Brien