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MuniWireless and Community Wireless


In late October, I flew out to San Jose to attend the MuniWireless '07 Silicon Valley conference. As a VISTA I run a project that provides free wireless Internet access to low-income residents of subsidized housing in Boston's South End neighborhood.

Comment from Morgan Sully on November 7, 2007 - 10:20pm

Hey Gabriel,
Morgan here from NAMAC. this is a great write up of your experiences at the MuniWireless conference. Do you have any pictures to accompany your post? are there any links to some of the reports you mention?

When I was a VISTA the San Diego community technology coalition, I compiled some reports on the digital divide and municipal broadband.

You can view the reports here:

In the meantime, would you be interested in submitting your field report to either NAMAC or the next VISTA newsletter (or both)?

I think some accompanying pictures could be helpful for illustrating a bit of what you're talking about too.

Comment from Gabriel Fishman on November 7, 2007 - 11:07pm

Thanks for the compliment.

I'd be happy to submit it to either NAMAC or CTC VISTA, or both, whichever you think is appropriate. I didn't take any photos at the conference, but I'm sure that I can find appropriate pictures or graphics to illustrate. I didn't really know how to footnote the blog post, so I didn't bother, but I can definitely do that for publication.

Just let me know what the process and the deadline is.

Madison Park WiFi Presentation from PSO


Here's a pdf of my presentation from the Pre-Service Orientation last week on my work at the CTC and wifi project.

madison park, roxbury maMadison Park Development Corporation provides 986 affordable rental housing units overall, with 546 units in the Village, consisting of over 1000 residents. (See the old project description).

when transitional periods become the norm...


hello from san francisco. 

 it has been almost 3 weeks since my boss left and there is still no permanent new hire in sight.  currently, my ex-boss's niece is filling her position but i think it is only until the end of the year.  it is strange to automatically fill such a huge role in the organization.  i am now teaching a technology class to the community health workers on staff and going full speed ahead on website reworking.  everything is finally settling back down and the only huge obstacle is my lack of proficiency in spanish.  when i am the only person in the lab (which does happen often now) and a spanish speaker comes in i feel so useless.  my spanish skills, however, are rapidly improving. 

Comment from cheryl jerozal on November 16, 2006 - 12:40pm

my ex-supervisor left almost two months ago, so now i report to the executive director of our organization, who works in oregon. i am the only person in my office. sometimes it is difficult, but i think it is a good challenge and learning opportunity.

Comment from gariet cowin on November 16, 2006 - 2:42pm

Sounds like you are having a good time, for the most part. I wish I was meeting more people, and going to conferences and things like that. I can do without the vegan japanese food though.

Also...your bay area video coalition link is bad (it is missing the "http:/"). You should fix the link so that I can see what is so amazing about them (because I'm too lazy to type the url in myself).