Peer-to-Peer Web Workshop

10 June 2018


Venue: Furtherfield Commons, Finsbury Gate, Finsbury Park, N4 2DE

Organiser: Max Dovey & Alejandro Ball

Max Dovey & Alejandro Ball are creative technologists exploring the p2p web.

A practical workshop for anyone interested in the p2p distributed web!

The agorama server co-operative offer a one day practical workshop that provide the tools and instructions for creating your own self-hosted website and contributing to a decentralized p2p internet. The instructors will briefly explain internet protocol and current infrastructure before assisting each participant in setting up their own web site using their computer as a server. Participants will become familiar with emerging decentralized internet protocols such as DAT and IPFS and discuss the possibilities for contributing towards a distributed p2p internet. The p2p web is a collective effort to move away from a centralized privately owned internet towards a co-operativley operated distributed network infrastructure.

Requirements Laptop (pc,linux,mac) Raspberry pi (if you have one)

No programming skills required Capacity - 12 people maximum.


10:00 - 10:15 - Welcome & Introductions 10:15 - 10:30 - explainer motivations for making a different internet 10:30 - 11:00 - presentation How the current internet works 11:00 - 11:30 - presentation introduction to DAT protocol and the distributed web 11:30 - 12:30 - Install Beaker Browser and create first website 12:30 - 13:30 - LUNCH 13:30 - 15:30 - Host your website on the p2p web 15:30 - 16:00 - showcase what has been made 16:00 - 17:00 - wrap up / how to take things further (permanent hosting)