Testing 24GHz air fibers

Last Sunday during our (mostly) regular office hours, we unboxed two Ubiquiti 24GHz airFibers. These are really big radios! Much heavier-duty and more expensive than what people normally put on their rooftops when they want to join People’s Open Network. Why the new hardware, you ask? Because we’re preparing to set up a link to an […]

Rebooting Digital Security Workshops!

Stoked to announce that a crew is assembling to facilitate regular digital security workshops at Sudo Room again! Throughout 2014-2016, Myself and a small crew of rad hackerfriends co-facilitated Cryptoparties on the monthly. They were nearly always small, and often a synchronistic balance of folks seeking to solve real problems, and crypto-geeks aplenty to matchmake […]

converging with the @rchers!

BYOI BBQ @ Mosswood Park!

We interrupted our regularly-scheduled Build Your Own Internet Office Hours this past Sunday and hosted a BBQ in Mosswood Park: It was a lovely afternoon of food, drink, good conversation with friends new and old, slacklining (or attempting to) combined with a bit of workshopping around climbing safety and ropes: Also converging forces (and helping […]

How typical - Woman does the deep clean while the boys take pictures (Benny photographing Ben photographing Mai ;)

Mesh Storage Cleanup

Yesterday, the sudomesh team took a deep breath and plunged into our sorely-overcrowded and increasingly-disorganized storage area, grown to unwieldy proportions following an ever-so-exciting – if spatially challenging – donation of over 80 Ubiquiti Rocket M5s and a re-up of consumable supplies (such as outdoor shielded ethernet cable) procured with our award moneys from Mozilla: […]

Josiah with his new MacBook, son of Antonio Lopez, murdered by SJSU PD in 2014

Laptops For All!

Last month, we finally received a donation of 85 laptops originally slated for recycling by SF startup Credit Karma after a year of persistent badgering of one of their hardworking and community-conscious employees. While stellar machines (approximately half of them 2012 MacBook Pros), they came bereft of hard drives and power supplies. So, we spun […]

New Node In The Berkeley Hills

Last weekend we put up a new node in the Berkeley Hills. The node has line-of-sight to the Archive.org data center in Richmond as well as line-of-sight to all of North Berkeley and Albany (from the Berkeley Rose Garden down to Golden Gate Fields). This node mount also wins the prize for best sunset!

Science Hack Day SF 2017

This weekend, members of the People’s Open team voyaged into the city for Science Hack Day SF 2017. The small group of six were mainly focused on a new project called disaster.radio, a mesh network device powered by solar energy. Marc pitched the idea to hackers at the event and talked with interested newcomers. Meanwhile, […]