Presented by

  • Root


    Root has been a long time advocate in the privacy and security space, and enjoys teaching others how to stay safe and secure while online and to avoid common pitfalls. Root is a beginner developer and enjoys breaking things while learning what makes it tick ;) this has lead to a wide range of experience across many different subjects. Root is also part of the team that runs, and and is heavily focused on their acceptance and success, in both the freedom-ware communities and beyond.


This talk will showcase the simplicity and ease of setting up your own XMPP server using the Snikket software, walking step-by-step through the process on a live machine. The end result will be a fully functioning XMPP server that can be used throughout the remainder of the conference between all attendees. Once setup, there will be a demonstration of the features available to a Snikket Instance including, but not limited to, inviting others to join your server, group chats that are private or public, adding contacts, managing and updating the instance as the admin, creating limited accounts for kids, and steps for more secure end-to-end encryption.