Now we're talking... interplanetary!
A rare and exciting opportunity to innovate with Delay & Disruption Tolerant Networking (DTN) and to realise the Interplanetary Internet with DTN and CubeSATs (those small satellites that cost less than 10k). We have a very exciting speaker from JPL (Jet Propulsion Laboratory) at NASA and IPNSIG.
To spread this far and wide, as would be befitting for the topic, this event will be a webcast and our first ever international event. With the help of Hub Westminister, we are looking to spread the event internationally (if you are near an Impact Hub, look out for our event) and get together in our locality, if you can, to webcast together and then discuss interesting project ideas around interplanetary internet after the talk.
In London, we will be hosted in Hub Westminister and your London host will have a webex session up and running. Some background reading for those who are interested in doing projects: http://citizeninventor.wikia.com/wiki/Project_Resources - but come along anyways if you'd like to join our Christmas celebration!
Not in London? Feel free to organise your local satellite meetup. It'd be easy:
1) Find a space where you can get together
2) the local host need to sign up here so you'll get the webex details closer to date
3) tell people about it
4) tell us about it so we can spread the word, via one or more of the following means:
• twitter: #spaceDTN, @citizeninventor;
• on our projects page: http://www.citizeninventor.com/submit-project.html;
• on our wiki: http://citizeninventor.wikia.com/wiki/CitizenInventor_Wiki
• other suggestions welcome, afterall, we are run by community for community!
5) Get together and stream the webcast, discuss project idea, have beer and tell us about it!
Going solo? If you cannot meetup with a local group, you’re still welcome to sign up! The idea of a local meetup group is to facilitate more project discussions.
18:30 Doors open
19:00 Interplanetary Internet - how it's made and what is it.
20:00 Mini Christmas Party and project ideas discussion
Don't forget to BYOB (bring your own bottle) - we can have a mini Christmas party there too.
As a teaser, check out Vint Cerf's Ted X talk: http://tedxtalks.ted.com/video/TEDxMidAtlantic-2011-Vint-Cerf
We'll send out online conference detail closer to date if you have signed up.