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Portable Network Kits (PNK) #681

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mozfest-bot opened this Issue Aug 1, 2017 · 3 comments

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[ UUID ] ddb74fd7-3939-4141-a95c-f65a68348877

[ Session Name ] Portable Network Kits (PNK)
[ Primary Space ] Decentralization
[ Secondary Space ] Digital Inclusion

[ Submitter's Name ] Raul Enriquez
[ Submitter's Affiliated Organisation ] Resilient Communities NYC

[ Additional facilitators ] Houman Saberi,Tony Baizan,Greta Byrum

What will happen in your session?

In this session, we will build the decentralized internet, not just conceptualize it. Team members from Resilient Communities NYC will use a bad theatre demo and a hands-on workshop to share tools and strategies for creating a portable local wireless network in a pinch. The PNK (Portable Network Kits) session will highlight the very real problem of communication during a disaster. The session will visualize portable and accessible solutions, and then participants will work together to build and deploy local battery-powered WiFi networks. While the PNK can serve as an internet gateway under normal circumstances, it can also work in “island mode” in an emergency: an autonomous community resource for local apps, services, and data.

What is the goal or outcome of your session?

How will your local community communicate when a disaster hits? Participants will walk away with skills to assemble, configure, and deploy a portable network kit (PNK). We will also introduce them to the many potential uses and adaptations of the PNK, including the ability to create and mobilize autonomous, locally-controlled information systems for self-determination, mutual aid, and digital sovereignty. Participants will walk away with concrete skills, a how-to guide, and the challenge to use the PNK to gain greater ownership and control over their digital presence.

If your session requires additional materials or electronic equipment, please outline your needs.

A simple HDMI connection to a video projector or large monitor would be nice.

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90 mins

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Do you need 90mins?

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cubicgarden commented Aug 4, 2017

Do you need 90mins?

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We'll need to check what the radio policy is at Ravensbourne - otherwise, I think this could be cool. @cubicgarden I don't think the author is tracking this thread, so we might need to contact directly.

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jontutcher commented Aug 15, 2017

We'll need to check what the radio policy is at Ravensbourne - otherwise, I think this could be cool. @cubicgarden I don't think the author is tracking this thread, so we might need to contact directly.

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RaulvE Sep 16, 2017

Hello!
It appears I am late to the conversation. So sorry.
Yes, 90 minutes will be needed to allow participants to build their own PNK.
Please let me know if you have any more questions.
Sincerely,
Raul

RaulvE commented Sep 16, 2017

Hello!
It appears I am late to the conversation. So sorry.
Yes, 90 minutes will be needed to allow participants to build their own PNK.
Please let me know if you have any more questions.
Sincerely,
Raul

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