This week, Mozilla and NSF announced the winners of their Wireless Innovation for a Network Society (WINS) challenge. After designing and prototyping for many months, my team at Guardian Project won the fourth grand prize for our work on “Wind” off-grid communication networks. This being a challenge mostly focused on deployment of post-disaster communications infrastructure, […]Read more "A Berkman-Klein Center Tale: From Fellows Hour to Funding!"
Update below on August 11: Printing has begun! Tragic news, shared a few days ago by the #NEWPALMYRA project: Yesterday we received the devastating information that #NEWPALMYRA founder Bassel Khartabil was unlawfully executed by the Syrian regime. Needless to say, along with all of the international community whose lives he touched, we were shocked and […]Read more "#Print4Bassel A Participatory Memorial"
A welcoming community is an investment into your project’s future and reputation. If your project is just starting to see its first contributions, start by giving early contributors a positive experience, and make it easy for them to keep coming back. Make people feel welcome One way to think about your project’s community is through […]Read more "Building Welcoming Communities – Open Source Guide"
I am proud of this opinion piece I wrote for the MIT Technology Review, back during the height of the Apple v. FBI legal battle over encryption and forced backdoors. While I am clearly a fan of strong encryption, I am also grounded with regards to the limits of what it can achieve. Ultimately, my […]Read more "From 2015 MIT Tech Review: “Tracking Terrorists in an Encrypted World”"
(Originally, posted on Medium and Fold, but here since this is my *real* blog after all, and if the Internet went down, I still will have my local blog archive, and can run a teeny tiny WordPress server on my own computer, local network and/or $9 computer). This last Friday and Saturday, a group of tool […]Read more "Wind Farm 0: If there was suddenly no Internet, what would we do?"