Swarm Intelligence with Pongolyn

This entry is part [part not set] of 24 in the series Hack the Planet

In this episode of the Hack the Planet Podcast:

We have a chat with Pongolyn, a community organizer and strategist for the Pacific Northwest Englightend, one of the largest teams in the augemented reality game Ingress. We discuss the key elements needed to develop swarm intelligence and how they were applied to continent-spanning efforts.

Pongo has spent years deconstructing her experience into a valuable set of strategies for anyone organzing large numbers of volunteers, and expertly up-levelling them into easily digestible lessons on swarm-based strategies, gamification, and game theory for people that never played Ingress.

If you’ve ever had to organize a protest or a podcast, this episode is for you!

Pongolyn’s talks:
BSides Portland 2019 – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eq33S_Rz4qo
Toorcamp 2018 – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UfYg3EVn_Jg
Defcon 26 – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bPTymsk1I_E

SwarmWise – The Tactical Manual to Changing the World by Rick Falkvinge

Hannah Fry Ted Talk – Is life really that complex?

Screeps – https://screeps.com/

Be a guest on the show! We want your hacker rants! Give us a call on the Hacker Helpline: PSTN 206-486-NARC (6272) and leave a message, or send an audio email to podcast@symbolcrash.com.

Original music produced by Symbol Crash. Warning: Some explicit language and adult themes.