Building the Peer-to-Peer Internet
Participants will learn about community networks, wireless mesh networks, distributed applications, and train their pet Raspberry Pi to do networking things. This is a hands-on session where participants will use IPFS and Secure Scuttlebutt on a mesh network of Raspberry Pis, then perhaps become future facilitators of this open-source workshop.
Benedict Lau is an engineer who tells stories of technology practices that bring communities together. He studies distributed protocols and collective governance of digital infrastructures. When not "on email", he builds passable open source tools and facilitates activities about peer-to-peer local networks as a way to co-imagine a future equitable web. He is a member of the Hypha Worker Co-operative and a core contributor at Toronto Mesh.
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Dawn Walker is a PhD student at the University of Toronto focused on participatory design tactics for grassroots environmental monitoring civic technologies. Based in Toronto, she has organized workshops on mesh networking and decentralized technologies with Toronto Mesh. As a member of EDGI and Data Together, she imagines possibilities for more just and resilient environmental and climate data.