Sudo Mesh is a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide internet access and promote digital justice across the Bay Area and beyond. We build community-owned wireless networks, develop free and open-source software and firmware, and give away laptops to those who can’t afford them.
Admin + Planning Meeting
Every Tuesday night (besides the first one of the month), we meet to discuss ongoing projects, technical bugs, community and media outreach, finances and budgeting, and upcoming events, such as node mounts, office hours, and workshops.
Newcomers are encouraged to come on the first Tuesdays of the month for introduction and general orientation to the project, but are welcome at these business meetings.
We also hold weekly Build Your Own Internet office hours at Sudo Room on Sunday afternoons. It’s a time for people to hack on Sudo Mesh-related projects together, for new people to get oriented to the project, or to come and just ask general questions about networking, the internet, and their service provider.
WHEN: 7:30 – 9:00 PM Tuesdays of the month, except the first one.
WHERE: Omni Commons Mezzanine — the area right above the main entrance, on the 2nd floor
OPTIONAL THINGS TO BRING: A laptop. Food or drinks to share.
What is Sudo Mesh? It is made up of several projects:
People’s Open Network — a group that is building a community-owned and operated wireless network in Oakland, Berkeley, and beyond.
Disaster Radio — a project to create disaster-resilient communications network powered by the Sun
Laptops for All — a grassroots endeavor to solicit laptop donations from startups and other organizations across the SF Bay Area and distribute them freely to those who can’t afford them.
We need people of all backgrounds to help with everything from community involvement and grant writing to mounting antennas on buildings and developing software. All skills and levels of interest are encouraged to participate!