Geeks Without Bounds is hosting Dublin Hacks in the TOG hacker space as a way for technologists and coders to contribute to the wellbeing of their city during a disaster scenario – and help response efforts go as smoothly as possible. Urban disaster preparedness seeks to create technologies that help empower people in the face of uncertain circumstances to be the architects of their own rescue.
So what are we doing?
Curated challenges for urban disaster preparedness will be presented by local humanitarian and disaster groups, and participants will form teams around those challenges. You are also heartily encouraged to pitch your own related idea at the event and submit your project at the final judging. Teams will have all day Saturday to work on their projects before final submissions are due at 18:30.
Coders of all genders and presentations are welcome, and we provide a safe space to learn, make mistakes, and try again. We encourage techies of all skill sets and experience levels to attend, from the brand new coder to the veteran C+er. We set the expectation of mutual respect for everyone at the event, and work to make sure participants feel welcome.
Friday, Nov. 1st
19:00 – 19:30: Doors open – snacks and beer
19:30 – 20:30: Overview, intros, talks, and challenges
There are many open source choices for a firewall these days and Packet Filter is one of the more common ones. This talk will go through the setup and structure of a Packet Filter firewall and a walk through of a complete Packet Filter firewall rule set.
Networking knowledge would be handy, as well as some Linux/UNIX experience since we will be using the command line.
Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) is a well known and tempered method for storing information in a directory based hierarchy.
This talk will discuss the core concepts of LDAP and you will be shown how to use LDAP to represent user accounts in an LDAP data store with the hopes of using this single store as the primary data source for applications, wiki, blogs, e-mail accounts, etc.
Suitable for home users, businesses and complete beginners to LDAP.
For those fortunate to be attending, Enjoy and bring us all back some stickers!
For those of us unable to attend there is a plan for people to share in the CCC community remotely from their respective Hackerspaces. There are already a fairly substantial list of countries attending CCC remotely.
With this in mind we plan to be attending CCC via TOG.
The proposed plan is to attend TOG and watch the CCC talks from the live stream and chat with people there via IRC. Maybe get some projects going or work on existing projects.
We also hope to have a VPN to the 26C3 network that will allow us to talk to the internal congress network and if the need arises they can talk back to hosts in TOG.
Go the Fahrplan and see what talks you would like to watch and watch them in TOG. It’s that simple.
So yes, COME ONE COME ALL 🙂
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Sugar, Sugar, Sugar
If anyone has any ideas for projects ‘Get to the chooper!’ and/or your nearest mailing list or IRC client. We’re also suggesting some film watching, so bring your favourite Christmas flicks and we’ll ourselves a very merry Hackmas.