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Information Day

International Summit for Community Wireless Networks

  • Where: c-base in Berlin, Germany
  • Date: 2-4 October 2013
  • Presenters: Jenny
  • Format: Women in Wireless Networking (panel); Coalition-Building for Community Wireless Networks (facilitated gift circle)

East Bay Anarchist Bookfair

  • Where: Humanist Hall in Oakland, CA
  • Date: 26 October 2013
  • Presenters: Jeremy, Juul, Jenny
  • Format: Sudo Room/BAPS table with poster describing People's Open Network
  • Takeaways: Got some new folks interested and put on the map!

Nonprofit Tech Summit / DevSummit

Professor Sameer Verda's Wireless Networking class for Business students

  • Where: San Francisco State University - Business Building
  • Date: 12 December 2013
  • Presenters: Jenny, Matt
  • Format: 45-minute long presentation + questions from students
  • Link to Video:
  • Takeaways:
    • Student feedback:
      • Concerns over security; inspired a potential community mesh deployment in a cul-de-sac!.
    • Discussion w/ Sameer:
      • Student internships and Independent study with Sudo Mesh! (3 units) - pay?,
      • Wants to work on 802.11s - cheap USB hardware devices, LibraryBox/PirateBox, Internet-in-a-Box.
      • Wants to have us return and give a presentation to a campus-wide Open Source group.
      • Potential for course projects and coursework in Sameer's classes in the future

Mass Effect

  • Where: Sudo Room
  • Date: 10 January 2014
  • Presenters: Jenny
  • Format: 5-minute pitch about the project + Q&A
  • Link to event page:
  • Takeaways: Rad to be part of an awesome event connecting various East Bay collectives and projects to one another.

Five Minutes of Shame

  • Where: Internet Archive
  • Date: 22 February 2014
  • Presenters: Jenny & Matt
  • Format: 5-minute pitch about the project + Q&A
  • Takeaways: Someone has over 100 VoIP adapters they will donate to the project if they're useful! Jesse mentioned that mischief had gotten one of the donated Meraki Sparkys working, so we're following up on that. Josh is developing a file-sharing system that may be useful in the mesh. We tailored the talk to developers in an effort to recruit :-)

Omni Commons Fair

Build Your Own Internet Workshop

  • Where: Omni Commons
  • Date: 18 March 2017
  • Format: 3 short talks followed by interactive workshops on cable crimping, node mounting, link propagation, babeld lab
  • Link to video:
  • Link to Livestream:
  • Takeaways:
    • The ethernet cable guide wallet-size cards w/ paperclips were a hit!