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Our _Stable_ Networks #24

paidforby opened this issue May 10, 2018 · 1 comment

Our _Stable_ Networks #24

paidforby opened this issue May 10, 2018 · 1 comment


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Our Stable Networks


What does a "stable" deployment of a community mesh network look like?

During this session, we will look at successful community wireless projects around the world, see how they are structured, both organizationally and technologically.

In particular, participants will learn what a stable implementation of a People's Open Network might look like directly from the people building one in Oakland, CA.

Finally, we will facilitate an open discussion about defining network stability and organizational values that could help maintain that stability.


  • short talk - 20-30mins
  • demo - 20-30mins
  • brainstorm session - 1hr

Length: 2hrs, I don't think there should be a limit on participants, though it depends how we decide to structure the brainstorm session.

Session Objective

  • A list of potential organizational structures for operating a mesh network
  • A succinct definition of network stability, ideas of how to monitor our networks
  • Some of the knowledge needed to start your own mesh network project in your city/town/village

Material and Technical Requirements

Projector, maybe?


Name: Grant Gallo
GitHub: @paidforby

Interested in attending the sprint July 16-18: Maybe
Interested in a community billet: N

Presenter Bio

Grant is creative techonologist and network engineer who can be found climbing rooftops in Oakland, performing visuals in Toronto, and variously installing internet all over the US.

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jnny commented May 27, 2018

Looks like I'll be able to make it, hooray!!

mayhaps @paidforby can voice in approval for me to join the list of presenters:


Name: Jenny Ryan
Github: @jnny
Twitter: @tunabananas

Interested in attending the sprint July 16-18: Maybe
Interested in a community billet: N


Over the past 7 years Jenny has lived in Oakland, CA and co-founded the Sudo Room hackerspace, Sudo Mesh / People’s Open Network, and the Omni Commons. Her mission is to work alongside existing and emerging organizations to build human and communications infrastructure, connecting grassroots communities and global initiatives rooted in the shared struggle to reclaim the commons, create public spheres through the cultivation of open spaces, and enable direct democracy through principles of federation and open source or Read/Write culture.

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