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Aligned Organizations
Organization Description (Planned) Engagements
Ujima Boston Democratically controlled investment fund that has identified community owned internet as their #2 priority for neighborhood development. NodeRunner session March 6 2019.
Detroit Community Technology Project DCTP’s mission is to use and develop technology rooted in community needs that strengthens human connections to each other and the planet. DCTP offers technical support to various grassroots networks. Skype interview w/ Ujima March 27 2019.
NYC Mesh We are a diverse group of people living in New York who decided to set up our own network, NYC Mesh, to bypass the cable cartel and connect directly to the Internet backbone.
Allied Media Projects AMP produces the Allied Media Conference and supports art, media, and technology projects working for social change.

Educational Programs

Building a truly community owned network means we must learn and teach about implementing mesh networks in the real world. Ideally, this process will be continuous as we grow and upgrade the network. The feedback loop between education and installation ought to help us build autonomous zones.


NodeRunner is a highly interactive game that teaches mesh networking concepts. We ran a session on March 6th with the Boston Ujima Project.

Upcoming Programs

These are the things on our horizon. New volunteers interested in helping facilitate should come to one of our meetups for more details and to meet the team. Most of our outreach has been with Ujima Boston, so if you have other venues/organizations in mind -- please get in touch.

Neighborhood Network Planning Workshop