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La Conexión

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Exploring technology and solidarity in Cuba

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Become a peer and chip in to computer equipment and media storage costs. You'll get your name on our page, email updates, and our heartfelt gratitu... Read more

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Become a peer and cover conference fees and a media storage drive. You'll get your name on our page, email updates, and our heartfelt gratitude ♥!

$240 USD

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Become a partner and help cover a laptop configured as a portable server. You'll get your name on our page, updates, and our heartfelt gratitude ♥♥♥!

$1,200 USD

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Ana Ruiz

$60 USD since Oct 2017

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Nathan Schneider

$60 USD since Oct 2017

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Jason Prado

$60 USD since Oct 2017

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Ryan Kaldari

$60 USD since Oct 2017

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Kim Klein

$60 USD since Dec 2017

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Kyle Carlson

$60 USD since Sep 2019

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Zak Rogoff

$10 USD since Oct 2017

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Nicolas Ricci

$10 USD since Oct 2017

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Becky Michelson

$10 USD since Oct 2017

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Emily Martinez

$10 USD since Oct 2017

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Gabriel Mugar

$10 USD since Nov 2017

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Eddie

$10 USD since Nov 2017

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Sahar Massachi

$10 USD since Dec 2017

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Enspiral

$60 USD since Nov 2017

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Financial contribution to La Conexión (ally)

Credit from Kyle Carlson to La Conexión

+$60.00USD
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Financial contribution to La Conexión (ally)

Credit from Kim Klein to La Conexión

+$60.00USD
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Credit from Sahar Massachi to La Conexión

+$10.00USD
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Today’s balance

$446.39 USD

Total raised

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About


Is a better internet possible?

Cuba's open source community has so much to teach us about technology, but rarely gets to share internationally. Imagine an internet that values community over corporate interests. Free of outside influence. With socialized infrastructure for health records. And an easy-to-use open source operating system.

We are an international group of technologists, academics, media producers, and organizers exploring how Cuba's free/libre and open source software community builds technology, with shared intention and solidarity at its core. We are doing this research and storytelling in collaboration with our counterparts in Cuba’s free technology user group, GUTL (Grupo de Usuarios de Tecnologías Libres).

In November 2017, our group is organizing an unconference track at CubaConf.org, a free technology gathering where we will share common struggles, learn from one another, and build alternatives. You can support our work and help make this happen.

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Help us and our Cuban counterparts collaborate on open source internet in Cuba. We are asking for support from people like us, who believe in the importance of a socialized infrastructure and international solidarity.

  • Our main goal is to cover $2,800 in fees plus a $3,000 sponsorship to support CubaConf and its organizers.
  • Because computer equipment is very expensive, our Cuban counterparts requested that we bring a laptop and external drives with open source libraries for them to set up as a local server at the conference and future meetups, a total of $2,500.
  • We’re also doing collaborative video and documentation, a cost of $1,500.
  • After supporting CubaConf itself, our next priority is supporting individuals in our group from underrepresented backgrounds in technology and with limited financial means. Additional funds will cover some of our estimated $5,900 in airfare and $1,200 in accommodations.
  • Our group is paying for all of these costs upfront, a total of $16,700.

Your support helps us cover these costs and sustain ongoing organizing.

Contributors get:

  • Your name on this page
  • Email updates from our group
  • Postcards, stickers, and surprises!