Third Thursday with Engine and the Congressional Tech Staff Association
Jul
19
5:00 PM17:00

Third Thursday with Engine and the Congressional Tech Staff Association

The Engine team is partnering with the Congressional Tech Staff Association for their monthly Third Thursday Happy Hour on July 19th. We hope you can join us for this informal get together for anyone who loves innovation and Thursday fly-out days! 

The event starts at 5:00pm on Thursday, July 19th. 

If you are in the tech or telecom space in Washington, DC, we hope you can join us. No need to RSVP. Just show up ready to talk innovation policy! 

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Decoding GDPR
Mar
22
4:00 PM16:00

Decoding GDPR

  • 52 Washburn Street San Francisco, CA 94103 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) takes effect on May 25, 2018. A landmark law, the GDPR is designed to harmonize data privacy laws across Europe and sets high standards for data transactions for any business selling within EU member states. In Europe the GDPR is often seen as the new standard which will become a reference point globally.

Though widely covered by the news and debated online, it is sometimes hard to make sense of how your business will be impacted by these new regulations. That’s why Engine is participating in a “Decoding GDPR” event later this month. Join experts in the field and ask your questions about EU data rules and get ahead on upcoming regulation.


Featuring experts:

Melissa Blaustein, Founder and CEO, Allied for Startups
Alexander DeGaye, Privacy Advisor, Field Fisher
Sheila Jambekar, Associate General Counsel, Twilio
Evan Engstrom, Executive Director, Engine Advocacy
Penelope Rommand-Monnier, Associate and Community Lead, Hardware Club

Drinks and light appetizers will be provided

RSVP here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/decoding-gdpr-tickets-43926121211

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Design Patents and Defining the Article of Manufacture – One Year Later
Feb
7
10:00 AM10:00

Design Patents and Defining the Article of Manufacture – One Year Later

You’re invited to join Engine for a discussion of developments in design patent law since the Supreme Court’s decision. We’ll consider proposed tests for determining the article of manufacture, the impacts a test would have on businesses, innovation, and the technology sector at large, as well as other recent developments in intellectual property protections and the policies which uphold them.

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Net Neutrality and the Economy: How the FCC’s Rules Promote Investment, Create Jobs, and Protect Consumers
Jun
21
3:15 PM15:15

Net Neutrality and the Economy: How the FCC’s Rules Promote Investment, Create Jobs, and Protect Consumers

  • 740 15th Street NW, Suite 900 Washington, DC (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Engine's Policy Director, Rachel Wolbers, will be participating on a panel co-hosted by New America and the Internet Association to discuss the full range of net neutrality benefits.

Register to attend here.

 

3:15 pm: Panel Discussion: Understanding the full range of net neutrality benefits 

Michael Cheah 
General Counsel, Vimeo

Julie Stitzl@julie_stitzel 
Senior Manager, Federal Advocacy and Policy at Etsy

Anika Navaroli@AnikaNavaroli 
Senior Campaign Manager, Media and Economic Justice at Color of Change

Rachel Wolbers@rachelwolbers 
Policy Director, Engine Advocacy

Moderator: 

Sarah Morris@sarmorris 
Senior Counsel & Director of Open Internet Policy, New America’s Open Technology Institute

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The Limits of Filtering: A Look at the Functionality & Shortcomings of Content Detection Tools
Mar
28
12:00 PM12:00

The Limits of Filtering: A Look at the Functionality & Shortcomings of Content Detection Tools

  • Rayburn House Office Building Room 2237 Washington, DC 20515 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Nearly twenty years ago, Congress passed the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), establishing copyright rules specifically tailored for the online world. Although the DMCA has succeeded admirably in fostering the growth of the internet, some copyright industry representatives have advocated for a rewrite of the law to force OSPs to implement content filtering technologies as a prerequisite to obtain the protections of the DMCA's safe harbors. In evaluating these calls for mandatory filtering, policymakers should consider how such filtering tools actually work in practice and the impact they are likely to have on infringement, startup activity, and creative production.

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San Francisco Board of Supervisors Hearing on Broadband Choice
Nov
30
10:00 AM10:00

San Francisco Board of Supervisors Hearing on Broadband Choice

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors is considering an ordinance that would bring you the ability to choose the internet service you want for your home, apartment, or condo. On Wednesday, November 30 at 10:00 am PST, the Board of Supervisors will hold a hearing to discuss this proposal. Make your voice heard: attend the hearing and show your support for the proposal. Anyone is welcome to give up to 2 minutes of testimony.

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Veterans Readiness in Technology: Preparing Veterans for Careers in the 21st Century Economy
Nov
15
10:30 AM10:30

Veterans Readiness in Technology: Preparing Veterans for Careers in the 21st Century Economy

Join the Diversifying Technology Caucus and the Congressional Future Caucus in Washington, DC on November 15 for a congressional briefing on the current challenges transitioning servicemembers and veterans face during their path towards a career in technology.

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Rise of the Rest Bus Tour
Oct
3
to Oct 7

Rise of the Rest Bus Tour

Engine will be joining Steve Case and Revolution on its fifth Rise of the Rest bus tour. This time around, we’ll be visiting five states west of the Mississippi, starting in Lincoln/Omaha and making our way through Denver, Salt Lake City/Provo, Albuquerque and Phoenix. Each stop will include conversations with startups and local business and community leaders, and culminate with a $100,000 pitch competition in each city.

To learn more about each stop and RSVP for events, visit https://nvite.com/community/riseoftherest

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Jun
29
to Jun 30

Tech Inclusion NY

Learn what’s currently being done around tech diversity and inclusion, discuss initiatives that have worked – and those that haven’t – plus explore new solutions together. This conference is for the whole tech community: engineers and designers, entrepreneurs and policymakers, university faculty and corporate executives… of every race, gender, age, ability and geography. Learn more and register here.

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May
23
5:30 PM17:30

Bringing the Next Billion Online San Francisco

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Nearly 4 billion people around the world don’t use the Internet. Bringing developing countries into the global digital community should be a priority for the public and private sector alike, but strategies for expanding Internet access abroad—particularly zero rating or subsidized data programs—remain controversial. 

In this panel, we’ll examine how companies are working to connect new communities around the world to the Internet and discuss pros and cons of programs that offer free or subsidized access to data and applications in order to spur Internet adoption.


Panelists 

Evan Engstrom, Engine (moderator)
Adele Vrana, Wikimedia Foundation
Chris Riley, Mozilla
Michale Calabrese, New America Foundation
Shailesh Nalawadi, Mavin

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