Primavera Hacker is a free, yearly gathering organized in Santiago de Chile focusing on the relationships between technology, politics and culture within the Latin American context.
The event, among other things, focused on identifying ways to localize circumvention tools for the Spanish-speaking context; instigating more technology focused collaborations between organizations and collectives in the region; identifying regional threats; and educating the LATAM community on various technologies available.
The target audience is composed of diverse groups including activists and technical experts focused on the research and development of digital rights / circumvention tools, academics working on digital rights and social movements, and open source advocates.
The 2017 gathering focused on:
(1) Identifying better ways to localize circumvention tools for the Spanish-speaking context, with a special focus on the needs of women and LGBTQ communities.
(2) Instigating more technology focused collaborations between organizations and collectives in the region. This includes educating them on the various technologies available, and collectively identify existing regional threats.
(3) Identifying and onboarding Latin American technologists that want to be more involved in the Internet Freedom community projects.
(4) Providing privacy and security trainings and workshops for activists and journalists.
(5) Compiling a report to be distributed to the Internet Freedom community It will include key findings and lessons learned, and identified obstacles and opportunities for intervention in the region. The report will be shared with the event supporters and the Internet Freedom community.