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Call for camp on blackout resilient technology, August 10-14, 2011

Via Gustaf Björksten:



Hi all,

This is a call to all you hackers out there working on projects in the
blackout resilient technology area. Come hang for five days in an
open-air camp with a group of like-minded folks and work on bringing
these technologies to fruition for the ongoing benefit of humanity. This
hackathon will be in Finowfurt, Germany (near Berlin) from August 10-14,

"The Chaos Communication Camp is an international, five-day open-air
event for hackers and associated life-forms. It provides a relaxed
atmosphere for free exchange of technical, social, and political ideas.
The Camp has everything you need: power, internet, food and fun. Bring
your tent and participate!"
(from http://events.ccc.de/camp/2011/wiki/Main_Page)

"A village is a distinct area of the Camp that is run by a certain group
or community. There is no central planning for the villages, besides
villages with a special infrastructural need. Some villages are just a
bunch of normal sleeping tents whose inhabitants feel a sense of
community. Most of them have a public space to hang out together, work
on a shared project, and present what they are doing. Many of them
organize their own workshops or other events in which everybody can
(from http://events.ccc.de/camp/2011/wiki/Villages)

This village is for folk working on Blackout Resilient Technologies such
as infrastructure mesh networks for use when the 'normal' networking
infrastructure is down or switched off, perhaps after a natural disaster
or when a regime activates a 'kill switch' to shut off the internet or
cellular network in an attempt to thwart the mobilization of opponents
or activists. Think mesh networks, cell tower replacement, bridging
communications technologies and 'internet in a briefcase' type stuff.
This village also invites projects in areas such as censorship
circumvention, anonymity, hacktivism, secure communications, network
monitoring and early warning systems. Come and help build systems to
ensure the open and free exchange of information for all peoples in all
for information updates as they come to hand)

If you would like to participate in the Blackout Resilient Technologies
Village please contact me, and if you are attending the CCCamp in
another village please drop by our village and introduce yourself.

Hope to see you there,

Gustaf Björksten
Technology Director

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