Submissions

A discussion on the technical alternatives to internet shutdowns

Understanding how to leverage alternative communication networks

Submit a topic for speaking at this event. Duration of talks: 1. Short talk with demo: 15 mins 2. Explainer talk: 30 mins 3. Explainer talk with demo: 40 mins 5 minutes of Q&A will be allotted in addition for each talk. expand

Submit a topic for speaking at this event.

Duration of talks:
1. Short talk with demo: 15 mins
2. Explainer talk: 30 mins
3. Explainer talk with demo: 40 mins

5 minutes of Q&A will be allotted in addition for each talk.

Reviews and comments will be posted for each idea submitted. If you want to get your ideas on this topic reviewed, submit a proposal.

Who can submit a talk:

  1. Hands-on practitioners working on communication technologies – from businesses, civil society groups, and individuals who have tried their approaches during shutdowns.
  2. Journalists, researchers and hands-on practitioners who have deeper understanding of how internet shutdowns operate and their impact on economy and society.

If you have questions about submitting talks, write to rootconf.editorial@hasgeek.com or call 7676332020.

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Ashhar Farhan

An Open Mobile Radio Network

What can be an alternative to Infrastructure based communication Systems like WLAN, GSM and others? This Demo/Presentation discusses one such experiment more
  • 2 comments
  • Confirmed & scheduled
  • 08 Jan 2020

Akshai M

LoRaWAN Demystified and its applications beyong IoT

The session ( more a discussion) will introduce the participants to LoRaWAN, Network and Security Architecture, its pros and cons and technical possbilities and challenges to transmit non real time data for those “needy” situations. more
  • 2 comments
  • Confirmed & scheduled
  • 09 Jan 2020

Ramakrishnan Nagarajan

Leveraging Community Radio as an alternative during internet shutdowns

Community Radio (CR) stations are low-cost small-area radio stations run by and for local communities. Globally are a way for communities to take back control over their media consumption and content generation. Globally, CR plays an important role in preserving local cultures and languages - and also in establishing effective community control over their own information requirements and media us… more
  • 4 comments
  • Confirmed & scheduled
  • 13 Jan 2020

Rifat Mohidin

Impact of internet shutdown on daily lives

While this yearm there have been frequent internet shutdown in India. The longest has been in Kashmir, which continues from the last 155 day. It has impacted all aspects of life particularly, education, economy, healthcare and emergency services. It has completely shut e-commerce and caused a whopping losses of rupees 17,000 crore, according to the local traders body in Kashmir. more
  • 2 comments
  • Submitted
  • 13 Jan 2020

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