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Aeva launched OpenStack's Bare Metal program in 2012 while working at HP Cloud, then led the engineering team at a small multinational cloud hosting company. After taking a sabbatical to recover from burnout and witnessing the rise of machine learning around the world, they have become increasingly outspoken about tech's impact on society. Aeva is a student of the dharma, a multicultural & multilingual autodidact, and an aspiring writer and activist. They currently work at Microsoft Azure.

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During the last two years, in response to new laws like FOSTA and under pressure from politicians, our major digital communication platforms (Facebook, Google, Tumblr, etc) have deployed machine-learning-based content moderation at a "move fast and break things" pace. This has resulted in the removal of content from marginalized communities, and the prioritization of the viewpoints of certain groups over others. While claiming to be neutral, the bias expressed by these actions has made many online communities no longer feel safe; some have been forced off the platforms entirely, even though they were not breaking any laws.

Underneath each of these tech giants, a bevy of open source tools power the social web. These tools are not as hard to operate as you might think! Come learn how to put the power back into the hands of local communities. You, too, can run your own private infrastructure for email, chat, calendar, file sharing, and social media. Join a growing movement to re-de-centralize the Internet!

I will demo installation on a cloudy virtual machine; if you want to follow along, it's also possible to install locally on either x86 or ARM chipsets (eg, old laptop, intel NUC, or even a raspi).

Date:
2019 November 15 - 10:45
Duration:
50 min
Room:
TALKS 3179
Conference:
SeaGL 2019 - A Prime Year for Free Software
Language:
Track:
Security/Infosec
Difficulty:
Medium

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