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    General Public - $18.00
    Members & J-Pass holders - $15.00

    Creating Torah: A Hackathon!

    When: Monday, 1/14/2019 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Export event

    Where: Freidenrich Conference Center, Room F-401

    OFJCC Palo Alto JCC

    Join Brett Lockspeiser, co-founder of Sefaria, for a rapid cycling, non-competitive Torah Hackathon. As a group, we will brainstorm new ideas for accessing Torah online, and Brett will demonstrate (in real time) how to turn your ideas into code and interface. For those non-technologically minded, this session will be a good opportunity to ask Brett questions about the behind-the-scenes work of reimagining Torah, and to see how your ideas can be translated to the practical world of the Internet. By the end of the session, we will have created several real new Torah technologies available online as well as a better working relationship with the ins and outs of Sefaria's offerings. Let this interactive session be your opportunity to help write the future of Torah.

    180 minutes, including dinner. Partial attendance acceptable.

    Brett Lockspeiser is the co-founder and Chief Technology Officer of Sefaria. Sefaria is bringing the entire Jewish textual tradition into a new, digital form: free, open source, beautifully designed, interactive and interconnected. Brett studied symbolic systems at Stanford University and began in technology as a Product Manager at Google where he led the team that created the Google News Archives. After leaving Google, Brett worked with a number of startups and nonprofits in the Bay Area, creating web applications such as KAPSUL, a tool for curatorial collaboration. Brett and Joshua founded Sefaria after realizing how few of the basic possibilities for Torah and technology had yet been realized.

    Part of the Architects of the Jewish Future Series More details


    Monday, January 14
    6:00–9:00 PM
    Freidenrich Conference Center, Room F-401
    $18 General Public | $15 Members and J-Pass holders
    Contact: Tova Birnbaum | (650) 223-8694 | [email protected] 

    Please join Brett the previous evening for a discussion titled, "How Can Secular Jews Create The Future of Torah?" Click here for details.



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