July Updates

Happy Thursday and welcome to the Foundry’s newsletter (which we will only send when we have something interesting to say). Read on for upcoming events, tech law/policy jobs, and a roundup of Foundry Fellows taking over the tech policy world.

Upcoming Events

Washington DC
Come nerd out with fellow internet and technology law and policy wonks (and get pumped/find a team for Internet Law and Policy Trivia Night on 7/27!). Meet new contacts and old friends, debate your favorite tech policy issues, and learn more about the Foundry.

Tech Law & Policy Happy Hour
July 23, 6-8 pm
Mission (1606 20th St NW)

No RSVP necessary, just come by and bring your friends!

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The best legal and policy minds in Washington will battle for the right to boast that they are the masters of the most important Internet policy and law issues of our time.

Internet Law & Policy Trivia
July 27, 7-9 pm
Sidecar at PJ Clarke’s (1600 K Street NW, downstairs)

Spots are filling up, so register yourself or your team now!

San Francisco, New York, Boston

We’re working hard to expand our programming beyond Washington. Keep an eye out for upcoming events in these cities, and email [email protected] if you have ideas for events!

Internet Law & Policy Jobs

Did you hear we launched a job board? It’s Ali’s List 2.0, chock full of private- and public-sector jobs in tech policy, IP, privacy, cybersecurity and more.

Featured jobs:

Visit the jobs board to see all the jobs, and search and filter positions. Are you an employer? Post your jobs now — its free!

Highlights from the Foundry Fellows

Sarah Jeong just released an e-book about online harassment, The Internet Of Garbage.

From Amazon: The Internet of Garbage discusses why and how to recalibrate this ongoing project of garbage-removal from content platforms and social media networks. It’s not as simple as policing offensive material and hitting the delete button online: Jeong tackles precarious issues like free speech, behavior vs. content, doxing and SPAM.

Miranda Bogen moderated a congressional briefing on frivolous defamation lawsuits and freedom of speech online, covering the current state of anti-SLAPP legislation and protection of public participation on the internet.
Alla Goldman moderated a panel of amazing women in the Foundry’s first Meet and Mentor event with Erie Meyer of US Digital Service, Lisa Gelobter of the Department of Education, and Nancy Weiss of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy.

Get Involved

The Internet Law & Policy Foundry is a collaborative collection of early-career Internet law and policy professionals passionate about technology and disruptive innovation. The Foundry offers members a platform for professional development, constructive debate, and network-building within a cohort of skilled attorneys and policy analysts eager to help shape the development of Internet law and policy.

Want to get involved? Foundry Fellows are responsible for planning, execution and substance of all Foundry initiatives. Apply to be a Fellow now.