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Cryptoparty – All about MESH Networks
September 28, 2013 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pmFree
Imagine, no telecom bill, no NSA spying on your online activity. Heck, don’t just imagine it, do it! What the Greeks have built out of necessity, we can do to free ourselves of centralized monopolies.
Join us for a Cryptoparty on Saturday September 28th, 2:00 – 4:00 pm, at the South End Tech Center, 359 Columbus Avenue in Boston. We’ll focus on Mesh Networks in general, and on CJDNS in particular. We will also have key signing.
It’s actually faster than the Net we pay for: Data travels through the mesh at no less than 14 megabits a second, and up to 150 Mbs a second, about 30 times faster than the commercial pipeline I get at home. (They) can send messages, video chat, and trade huge files without ever appearing on the regular internet. And it’s a pretty big group of people: Their Athens Wireless Metropolitan Network has more than 1,000 members, from Athens proper to nearby islands. Anyone can join for free by installing some equipment. “It’s like a whole other web […] [i]t’s our network, but it’s also a playground.”
This is a free workshop, but contributions to the South End Tech Center would be sincerely appreciated. If you are interested in participating, just show up or contact William Fleurant (@wfleurant / email@example.com) or Steve Revilak (@Purple_Bandanna / firstname.lastname@example.org). You can also signup at our Facebook event. Hope to see you Saturday the 28th!