It Came Down to the Wire: Huge Turnout for Foundry Trivia Night
Over 150 experts in Internet law came out to compete in the Internet Law and Policy Foundry’s Third Annual Trivia Night!
Quizmaster Kurt Opsahl (who you may know as the Deputy Executive Director and General Counsel of the Electronic Frontier Foundation) kicked off the evening after being introduced by Foundry President Patrick Kyhos and Vice President and New York Region Chair Anuj Gupta.
Over 20 teams competed through seven rounds and amidst less than helpful audio to crown a champion of Internet and technology policy knowledge. Questions ranged from President Trump’s Twitter use to whether a quote was attributed to Justice Ruth Bater Ginsberg (R.B.G.) or late rapper Biggie Smalls (Notorious B.I.G.).
They’re arguing over whether RBG or BIG said the quote in question. @ILPFoundry trivia is way more intense than I ever could have predicted. Like nerd superbowl. And yes the entire team is wearing @futureofprivacy team shirts. Our name tonight? “Senator, We run ads.” #peakdc pic.twitter.com/DVpXl1MErI
— Angelique Carson (@privacypen) July 25, 2018
The level of competition was fierce. In fact, only four points separated the first and seventh place finishers.
The suspense was fueled further by the fact first place was decided by a tie-breaker in which Nerd Party Doctrine prevailed over Big Digital Energy. Nerd Party Doctrine also took home the hardware for the Best Team Name honorable mention.
Staff from CCIA
A special thank you to Foundry Fellows Angela Hook, President Patrick Kyhos and Anuj Gupta for helping with the planning and operations of the event.
The Foundry would like to thank Perkins Coie, the Charles Koch Foundation, Frankfurt and Kurnit as well as Kurt Opsahl!
More photos from the event can be found on the Internet Education Foundation Flickr.