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Growth and maintaining the network couldn’t be possible without the network of volunteers dedicating countless hours. You can help us scale too. Check out the brief descriptions below and join the appropriate Slack channels. Our teams are super autonomous and 100% self motivated. If you have an idea, contribute and be ready to make it happen.

Grants, Corporate Sponsorships #Funding It ain’t cheap and we need $$ to expand.

Install Team This involves climbing on roofs, drilling holes, running ethernet cable, crimping cable, antenna alignment, antenna channel selection.

Install coordinator: Inventory control, coordinating install teams, identifying viable installs, streamlining installs, working with contractors.

Install team leader: Person experienced with drilling concrete and window frames, to lead rooftop installs. Laptop configuring of routers and Ethernet crimping skills are good too. Volunteers can also come along to installs to learn these skills.

Install planner: We have hundreds of node applications. See if you can join the rooftops together on our map and plan an install. This takes lots of emailing and phone calls.

Email contact@nycmesh.net

Network Admins #monitoring Do you know Icinga or Nagios? Know how to write bash scripts? Help us by monitoring nodes and alerting users to problems.

Neighborhood Organizers and Internet Gateways #neighborhoods For sharing all neighborhood specific information.

Internet gateway: Did you set up a node on your rooftop? Share it here to connect with your neighbors! Chances are high that someone across the street is looking to pair up.

Organizers: Distribute leaflets and help organize events in your neighborhood. Get your local community centers involved. Educate your neighbors and local businesses about the network.

Hackers #hardware and #software Get our firmware running on more devices. We need support for cheap 2.4GHz and dual band routers. Clone our nycmeshfeed on our github.

Marketing #outreach Leaflets, press… Help us get the word out to our non-technical friends and neighbors.

Donate Space #hq We need a space to store equipment (cables and antennas), prepare installs, and host a monthly MeetUp.

Donate Money Donations are tax deductible and go towards expanding our network!