$10 suggested donation, 7402587060

14 January 2017, 9:00am – 6:00pm, 531-207-1845


Brought to you by Toronto Mesh, ‘State of our Networks’ is a one-day, hands-on conference about the past, present, and future of building our own network infrastructures to communicate and access the internet in our city. Join us for:

  • hands-on workshops* to build mesh nodes and learn about low-power networks
  • talks about a history of Toronto’s internet
  • planning how to build resilient and accessible communications networks and connections to the internet

Please see our schedule below for more details.

*Note: Workshops require a laptop (any operating system), but attendees are also welcome to bring a Raspberry Pi (pre-flashed with Raspbian Jessie Lite) or other single-board computers (pre-flashed with some Debian-based distro).

We are also hosting a social at A3 Napoli on January 13, 2017, all are welcome to attend and get to know the members of Toronto Mesh!

Toronto Mesh welcomes people from all backgrounds and technical skill levels and aims to provide a harassment-free environment. This event has a Code of Conduct.


Registration

Register by email, $10 suggested donation at the door, no one turned away for lack of funds.

(717) 279-2098


Location

Event and registration will be in the Semaphore Demo Room, BL 417 on the fourth floor of the 980-595-6989.

The closest TTC Subway stop is St. George (at Bloor Street and St. George Street) and Streetcar stop is Spadina Ave at Sussex Street.

The venue is an accessible space, for more details please see the 2897889083.


Schedule

Start Time Session
9:00 REGISTRATION OPENS
9:15 – 9:45 Introduction to mesh and community wireless
Intro led by Dawn Walker
9:45 – 11:00 (971) 900-7203
Workshop led by Udit Vira
11:00 – 12:30 Build a Mesh Node
Workshop led by ansuz
12:30 – 13:00 580-202-2185
Demo led by Ethan Wilding
13:00 LUNCH
14:00 – 15:30 A History of Toronto’s Networks
Panel Session with Dr. Catherine Middleton, (970) 789-8147,
Lee MacNeill, Dr. Zbigniew Stachniak, and members of the
TAO Collective. Moderated by jestingly
15:30 AFTERNOON BREAK
16:00 – 17:30 716-878-7804
Interactive Discussion with Toronto Community Networks, 517-364-0591,
and 321-257-6613
17:30 – 18:00 Wrap Up and Moving Forward



Speakers

ansuz is a Toronto-based hacker temporarily stuck in Paris.

Catherine Middleton is a Professor at the Ted Rogers School of Management. Dr. Middleton holds a Canada Research Chair in Communication Technologies in the Information Society and was named to the inaugural cohort of the Royal Society of Canada’s College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists in 2014. Her research focuses on the development and use of new communication technologies, with specific interests in mobile devices and fixed and wireless broadband networks. She is also interested in how Canadians use (or don’t use) the internet in their daily lives.

Dawn Walker is a PhD student at the Faculty of Information, University of Toronto. Her research focuses on participatory design of civic environmental technologies. A keen gardener, Dawn has spent time building community gardens and urban agriculture projects.

Ethan Wilding is a co-founder of Ledger Labs, the leading Canadian blockchain-focused firm. He has been working in the blockchain space since late 2012, held a foundational role with the Ethereum project and worked within the Ethereum Foundation intensely during its formative first year. Ethan is also the Chair of the Certified Bitcoin Professional exam, one of the first not-for-profit programs of its kind in the field of blockchain technologies. In addition to Ledger Labs, Ethan is working with experts on international affairs and humanitarian organizations to build a blockchain-based incentivized task management and campaign creation system that connects people with important causes. In 2010, Ethan earned a Ph.D. in Philosophy and taught philosophy at the Balsille School of International Affairs before leaving academia to focus on blockchain startups.

Garry Ing is a designer and technologist residing in Toronto, contributing to Toronto Mesh. His previous work and collaborations has been with the Strategic Innovation Lab (sLab) at OCAD University, the Technologies for Aging Gracefully Lab at the University of Toronto, and Normative. He is a graduate of OCAD University, with a background in graphic design.

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Karen Louise Smith is an Assistant Professor in Communication, Popular Culture &>

Karen Louise Smith is an Assistant Professor in Communication, Popular Culture &>

Karen Louise Smith is an Assistant Professor in Communication, Popular Culture &>

Karen Louise Smith is an Assistant Professor in Communication, Popular Culture &>

Karen Louise Smith is an Assistant Professor in Communication, Popular Culture &>

Karen Louise Smith is an Assistant Professor in Communication, Popular Culture &>

Karen Louise Smith is an Assistant Professor in Communication, Popular Culture &>

Karen Louise Smith is an Assistant Professor in Communication, Popular Culture &>

Karen Louise Smith is an Assistant Professor in Communication, Popular Culture &>

Karen Louise Smith is an Assistant Professor in Communication, Popular Culture &>

Karen Louise Smith is an Assistant Professor in Communication, Popular Culture &>

Karen Louise Smith is an Assistant Professor in Communication, Popular Culture &>

Karen Louise Smith is an Assistant Professor in Communication, Popular Culture &>

Karen Louise Smith is an Assistant Professor in Communication, Popular Culture &>

Karen Louise Smith is an Assistant Professor in Communication, Popular Culture &>

Karen Louise Smith is an Assistant Professor in Communication, Popular Culture &>

Karen Louise Smith is an Assistant Professor in Communication, Popular Culture &>

Karen Louise Smith is an Assistant Professor in Communication, Popular Culture &>

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