Serving social spaces

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Scheduled: Wednesday, June 21, 2017 from 2:30 – 3:15pm in B304


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.


A small, low cost local application servers can be an deployed in a social space and act as a hub for nearby people to connect and work without relying on remote cloud services.

We’ll explore at the benefits and challenges of running a group server in a home, office, shared space, or remote village. We’ll cover:

  • Hardware sizing and sourcing
  • Router configuration
  • Backups and recovery planning
  • Applications


hardware, decentralization, service

Speaking experience

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