Open Garden, Mesh networks, and how it helped me protest safer

Gustavo El Khoury Seoane

Playlists: 'emf2022' videos starting here / audio

Imagine this: you're a Venezuelan student activist, and you're protesting to get your university the budget it so desperately needs and the powers that be mercilessly cut away. But then, your government disrupts phone coverage in the area to discourage protestors and potentially cover human rights violations.
Scary, right? Hopefully you're not in this situation. But chances are your hacker brain would love to know how I used tech to react to this! In this talk, I'll cover how we stayed connected using Mesh Networking, phones' Wi-Fi chips, a couple of apps, a bit of fear, and a whole lot of determination!