Have you ever been in a situation where there was no functioning mobile phone service or Internet? Maybe it was during an emergency situation or caused by a force of nature... or perhaps you were in a part of the world where communication services are expensive, hard to find or just not available...or maybe you are you are frustrated with how dependent you are on Verizon, AT&T, Starbucks Wifi, and the like.
If any of these descriptions applies to you, and you would like to start building your skills and knowledge of solutions, then the Wind Farm's Internet Offline Simulation day is for you.
This free workshop will include hands-on trainings and talks on both existing and under development apps and services that you can use on your own devices to connect with people around you directly without using the Internet. We'll be out on the Harvard campus, using these tools to practice and role-play a variety of situations and events. Through playing games and hands-on learning, we will share ideas about how to build more types of nearby networks in more places, used and operated by more people and communities.
Wind Farm's Internet Offline Simulation is a fun and interactive day for people of all ages and backgrounds. The only requirement is an open mind and optimistic view of what might be possible. You can be part of helping shape and design what we are calling "Wind", the offline counterpart to the Web, that is free, plentiful and unblockable.
Donuts, coffee, water and snacks will be provided, and there are many food options on campus nearby.
The Guardian Project creates easy to use secure apps, open-source software libraries, and customized mobile devices that can be used around the world by any person looking to protect their communications and personal data from unjust intrusion, interception and monitoring.