Serving social spaces

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Accepted Session
Short Form
Intermediate
Scheduled: Tuesday, June 20, 2017 from 1:30 – 2:15pm

Excerpt

Shared application servers are a vital building block for creating resilient information networks. Recent advances have made them dramatically easier to deploy and maintain in your home/workplace/community. Come for a tour, stay for a deep dive.

Description

Indiehosters and Sandstorm.io are shared application servers which can be deployed on small, low-cost computers and act as hubs for nearby people to connect and work without relying on remote cloud services.

In the first 45 minutes, we’ll demo some applications and look at the benefits and challenges of running a group server in a home, office, shared space, or remote village while examining a couple of case studies.

After that, we’ll switch gears for a hands-on planning clinic on running your own server covering:

  • Hardware sizing and sourcing
  • Backup automation and recovery planning
  • Automatic domain provisioning (DNS, TLS, email)
  • Router configuration
  • Crypto essentials

Participants will receive a planning worksheet supplemented by an online resource guide.

Tags

hardware, decentralization, service

Speaking experience

Featured talks at various local user groups including PDXJS, PDXRuby, PDXNode, PDXPHP. Sessions at Indiewebcamp. Slides of recent talks: http://eric.pdxhub.org/talks/

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