Netconf 2020 edition

An unconference on the technical, economic and social aspects of network engineering and infrastructure

Communication and Documentation During Shutdowns

Submitted by chinmayi s k (@chinmayi) (proposing) on Feb 12, 2020

This is a proposal requesting for someone to speak on this topic. If you’d like to speak, leave a comment.

Format of the session: Birds of Feather (BOF) session (1 hour) Status: Confirmed & scheduled

Abstract

In the past month India witnessed a lot of frequent shutdowns in various parts of the country to “maintain law and order” situation. During these shutdowns the social media channels and solidarity groups shared various tools for communication and documentation. The conversations around these tools happened in the digital sphere and were shortlived. There is need for documentation that is specific to the indian eco-system.

Outline

What worked and where ?
What did not work ?
What do we need in such tools ?
Outcome: A blog post / document sharing these learnings.

Requirements

Laptops or some other note taking tools would be helpful.
If you have used certain tools and there were things that did not work, bringing screenshots would be helpful.

Speaker bio

Chinmayi works on issues of gender and digital rights with The Bachchao Project.She is a technologist and works with women communities in the North-East India on the issues of Internet access and Censorship.

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