As part of a global movement to make the Internet better, safer, and healthier, educators are creating games that explore online privacy and digital citizenship. Scientists are sharing data online to speed the discovery of new medical treatments. Coders are building smartphone apps to prevent gender-based violence. All this (and much more) is happening in the open—so anyone can watch this work evolve, build on shared knowledge, and pitch in to help out.
At the Global Sprint, you can join us… no matter your skill level or background.
We’ll gather to work on over 100 projects to support a healthy Internet. Bring your design or writing skills, expertise in coding, teaching, QA testing, game design, and more. We’ll use basic online tools like chat, video conferencing, collaborative editing software, and code/content sharing platforms to work and learn together. Collaborate with partners in the same room—or on the other side of the world.
In 2018 we’re sprinting on projects that support our five key Internet Health Issues:
WEB LITERACY: Projects that teach individuals skills to shape — and not simply consume — the web.
OPENNESS: Projects that keep the web transparent and understandable, allow anyone to invent online without asking permission, and encourage thoughtful sharing and reuse of data, code, and ideas.
PRIVACY & SECURITY: Projects that illuminate what happens to our personal data online, and how to make the Internet safer for all.
DIGITAL INCLUSION: Projects that ensure everyone has an equal opportunity to access the Internet, and can use it to improve their lives and societies.
DECENTRALIZATION: Projects that protect and secure an Internet controlled by many, so that no one actor can own it or control it or switch it off.