What does a server look like on your computer? How does it feel to host files from your living room? In this hands-on workshop, you’ll create your own P2P site by forking our boilerplate and bootstrapping your own P2P network with other participants at the summit.
Our objective is to make it extremely easy for anyone, regardless of technical background, to get started with the P2P web using Beaker Browser. Participants are encouraged to share with friends and family, since the strength of the P2P web depends on its expansive network of linked peers.
Laurel Schwulst currently teaches interactive design at Yale University and maintains Beautiful Company, a design practice. Previously, she was creative director of The Creative Independent and worked at the New York-based design studio Linked by Air. Most recently, she's excited about the potential of the peer to peer web in the context of creative self-publishing.
Kyle Mock is a fan of distributed web technology who studied painting and drawing at California College of the Arts. From DAT sites to chatrooms, he explores ways to enable more people to build and own their own communities online. As a self-taught designer, his vision is to make open web technologies easier to use and understood by less technical audiences.