About this event

    Ever wondered how the internet reaches your home? Join us for a field trip at Monkeybrains, a trendsetting Internet Service Provider (ISP) founded by tech wizards Rudy Rucker and Alex Menendez in 1998. Based in San Francisco, Monkeybrains delivers affordable, unrestricted, and super-speed internet service to thousands of users. From humble beginnings as a dial-up ISP, they’ve morphed into a tech powerhouse with a hybrid network of fiber optic and high-capacity wireless links, reaching over 20,000 locations. Come and experience how they’re pushing the boundaries of technology and championing Net Neutrality, ensuring the Internet stays safe, fair, and accessible to all!

    All in the details.

    Embark on an exclusive journey into the intricate workings of Monkeybrains, a revolutionary Internet Service Provider (ISP) that has been at the forefront of connectivity since its inception in 1998. Founded by the visionary tech maestros Rudy Rucker and Alex Menendez, Monkeybrains has evolved from its humble origins as a dial-up ISP into a technological juggernaut, reshaping the digital landscape in San Francisco and beyond.

    On this captivating behind-the-scenes adventure, delve into the rich history of Monkeybrains and witness firsthand the transformation of this ISP powerhouse. From its inception to its current status as a trendsetting force in the industry, Monkeybrains has consistently delivered affordable, unrestricted, and lightning-fast internet services to a vast community of over 20,000 locations.

    Explore the cutting-edge infrastructure that propels Monkeybrains to the forefront of technological innovation. With a hybrid network seamlessly integrating fiber optic and high-capacity wireless links, Monkeybrains has established itself as a trailblazer in the pursuit of providing superior connectivity. Gain insights into the intricate mechanics that ensure a seamless flow of data, connecting homes and businesses with unprecedented speed and reliability.

    Join us as we celebrate Monkeybrains’ commitment to pushing the boundaries of technology. Experience firsthand the dedication to Net Neutrality, a core principle that underscores their mission to maintain an internet that is safe, fair, and accessible to all. In an era where connectivity is paramount, Monkeybrains stands as a beacon of progress, championing a digital landscape where innovation thrives, and the internet remains an open, equalizing force for everyone. Don’t miss this opportunity to unravel the mysteries behind how the internet reaches your home and discover the relentless pursuit of excellence that defines Monkeybrains.

    Questions? We’re here to help.

    Is this opportunity free?

    Yes, it’s 100% free!

    Where do we meet?

    Please meet at the Monkey Brains Oakland office: 1611 17th St, Oakland, CA 94607

    Will there be food?

    Yes, there will be snacks

    Can I come for the second half?

    No, you should be there by 4:15 at the latest

    Can I leave early?

    In case of emergency, but we’d like all students to stay out of respect for the hosts.