Presented by:

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Danny Haidar

from FreedomBox Foundation

Danny's job is to decentralize the web using pocket-sized private servers running free and open source software. As Vice President for Product and Development at the FreedomBox Foundation, he prepares FreedomBox to be put in the hands and places that need it. To that end, he collaborates with software developers to meet user needs, pursues partnerships to bring FreedomBox to market, and engages communities that need FreedomBox. In his work, he draws on wide-ranging professional experiences, which include IT for a public school district, communications for a congressional campaign, constituent services for a U.S. congressional district office, and social services at homeless and refugee shelters. Danny earned his B.A. in philosophy, political science, and linguistics from Columbia University. He wants to use FreedomBox to create and protect freedom in the 21st century.

With the widespread availability of smartphones, tablets, laptops, and desktops, a multi-device lifestyle has emerged in which it is possible to do one computing task on multiple devices seamlessly. From instant messaging to note-taking to file transfers, once single-device computing tasks now flow between the multiple devices in our lives. The flow of computing between devices requires a cloud server at the center. But what happens if the cloud at the center works against us instead of for us? Our personal autonomy is at risk. Enter FreedomBox: a simple home server which acts as the nexus of all of your devices. Join this session to learn about FreedomBox, how you can use it to cut the major platforms out of your multi-device computing, and the recently announced purchasable FreedomBox product.

Date:
2019 April 27 - 15:30
Duration:
45 min
Room:
CC-114
Conference:
LinuxFest Northwest 2019
Language:
Track:
Infrastructure
Difficulty:
Easy

Happening at the same time:

  1. Consult the experts
  2. Start Time:
    2019 April 27 15:30

    Room:
    HC-103 Postgres

  3. Go Forth and Brown Bag
  4. Start Time:
    2019 April 27 15:30

    Room:
    CC-200

  5. A DevOps State of Mind: Managing Microservices and Databases with Kubernetes
  6. Start Time:
    2019 April 27 15:30

    Room:
    CC-115

  7. Personal Autonomy and Multi-Device Computing: Using FreedomBox to Build Your Cloud
  8. Start Time:
    2019 April 27 15:30

    Room:
    CC-114

  9. EFF and Friends Open Forum
  10. Start Time:
    2019 April 27 15:30

    Room:
    G-103

  11. Open-Source Host Firmware Directions
  12. Start Time:
    2019 April 27 15:30

    Room:
    CC-208

  13. Building Scalable Mesh VPNs with WireGuard
  14. Start Time:
    2019 April 27 15:30

    Room:
    HC-104 Jupiter

  15. Introduction to Software Defined Radio
  16. Start Time:
    2019 April 27 15:30

    Room:
    CC-201 Tutorials

  17. Endless Summer of Code
  18. Start Time:
    2019 April 27 15:30

    Room:
    CC-235

  19. Ubuntu 19.04+: The Disco Dingo and Beyond
  20. Start Time:
    2019 April 27 15:30

    Room:
    CC-236