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 […]

Sudomesh dish mount with Oakland in the distance

Building out our backbone…

After a dark fall of struggling with various issues with batman-adv and our tunnels, our coding crew decided to switch to Babel. While integrating the new protocol into our firmware, we’ve been actively researching potential sources of bandwidth to feed the network and mounting rooftop nodes in strategic locations. Every Sunday, we’ve been building out […]

We’re meshing at the Omni!

It’s been a crazily active summer – apologies for the lack of updates! Sudo Room (and by extension, Sudo Mesh) has relocated to the Omni Oakland Commons at 4799 Shattuck. We’re excited to be a founding member collective among an array of groups that have moved in together to create a radical commons in Oakland. […]

First all-nighter in the new sudo room!

Mesh Hackathon @ The Omni, July 5-7!

This weekend, Sudo Mesh is having our first mesh hackathon at sudo room’s new location in the Omni! Join us at 4799 at any point this weekend, starting at noon until we tire today[1], and noon on Sunday and Monday. We’ll have rotating orientation sessions every hour on the hour both Sunday and Monday, so […]

How to Participate: All Hands on Deck!

We are always excited to have new volunteers join the team! From designing flyers to developing software, doing research and documenting what you learn, fixing broken hardware to hitting the streets and spreading the word, there’s something for everybody who wants to participate. We meet weekly on Thursday evenings starting at 7:30pm at Sudo Room, […]

First node mounted at LiveLabs

Deployed our first node!

Today we finished installing our first backbone node! It’s running Sudo Mesh v0.1 Snow Crash, and will soon be linking up with two neighboring hacker houses. 🙂 Here’s Juul’s reportback: Pete and myself installed a Nanostation M5 on a 20 foot aluminum flagpole in West Oakland. The node is about 14 feet above the roof of […]