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Below are a list of To Do items, separated by topical area. If you decide to take one on, please post your name after the item and send a note to the mailing list with your plan of action! We welcome contributions of tasks, also :)

Community Outreach ToDos

  • Conduct User Research on what sorts of Local Services people would like to have [Jenny, you?]
  • Write up a compelling argument for mesh re: disaster preparedness [cite sources] [Jenny, you?]
  • Outreach to churches with succinct argument [cite examples, e.g.; Sandy relief]
  • Poster/flier at local coffeeshops, bikeshops, co-ops, collectives, community resource spaces, etc;
  • Walkabouts/canvassing in E Oakland, Berkeley, Downtown Oakland
  • Find folks in El Cerrito / Albany who can help us link up to the Internet Archive's Richmond node
  • Presentations / talks / events promo
  • See if people in school system want to work with us to ensure every student has home connectivity
  • Convince libraries to share their connectivity

Operational Logistics

Marketing / Branding

  • Blog posts [Jenny, you?]
  • Articles & Research [Jenny, you?]
  • Photo album [OpenPhoto?]
  • Design 'pods' for the outdoor routers [eg; birdhouses, planterboxes]
  • Infographics
  • Videos
  • Fliers
  • Poems, songs and flags
  • Bios, titles and photos of team members


  • More brainstorming on local applications
    • Timebank
    • Sensors - noise, gunshots, pollution [talk to nerds for nature]
  • See Mesh/Firmware for the current status of the firmware we'll be running on the mesh. A things that techincal folks could plug into:
    • Creating a splash page!
    • Secure and distributed remote update system.
    • Integrating the watchdog
    • Correctly route from nodes that have mesh connectivity but not internet connectivity to the internet. (Juul's working on this as of 2014 May 27)
    • Automatically lower signal strength in crowded areas (Deekoo's working on this as of 2014 May 27)
    • There's lots to do for people with all sorts of technical expertise, including: UI/UX Design, Graphic Design, Web Development, OpenWRT development/hacking, distributed network setup/administration, etc. Chances are, if you're interested in contributing to the firmware project and have the time and energy to get up to speed, there will be somewhere you can help out a lot!
  • Analyze the spectrum availability in your neighborhood
  • Setting up pedicab spectrum analysis pole mount