OpenITP ran the hacklab at IS4CWN. The lab featured a constant attendance of up to 20 people and was marked by individuals working in small groups while one larger discussion or presentation held the more general attention of the overall room. This mixed use of the space allowed people to move fluidly between individual work, small group collaboration, and large working group brainstorming and planning.
The larger conversations and events included:
a tutorial on GPG Key Signing, the web of trust and key signing semantics.
an in-depth discussion of the Serval mobile mesh project's roadmap, along with its integration work with the Commotion mesh project.
a presentation by Luka "Musti" Mustafa and an enthusiastic discussion of producing negligible-cost hardware capable of monitoring routers. This talk included hardware plans and brainstorming on scaling up production of circuit boards.
a keysigning party involving 15 GPG users, including a new user we trained on the day of the key signing. We also taught several people how to use support tools to ease signing and sending keys. A module for supporting key signing was described and planned for addition to the Commotion and Hackfest In A Box projects. The
piuskeysigning support tool was modified to support additional sendmail configurations, and a patch was submitted to the
a demonstration on flashing private, secure firmware on to a commodity router. In this case, we flashed Commotion software onto a Ubiquity router.
Other key conversations involved teaching details of mesh wireless systems, information exchange about the security and privacy implications of connecting to a mesh, brainstorming local services that a local mesh can enable, and sustainability of mesh projects.