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Broadband Bridge by Mind Map: Broadband Bridge

1. Organizational Calendar

1.1. Weekly checkins

1.2. Monthly gatherings

1.3. Quarterly Discotechs

1.4. Biannual retreat?



2.1.1. Vision for the future Multiple layers of community infrastructure Community Middle-Mile via DC-CAN CAIs Cooperative 'Community Internet Service Provider' Widespread community mesh networks (last mile)

2.1.2. What we've done Building community wireless networks Bloomingdale Mt Pleasant Columbia Heights Potential hubs: Advocated for DC-CAN as middle-mile backbone


2.2.1. Vision for the future Cooperative recycling/refurbishing FreeGeek? First Time Computers?

2.2.2. What we've done Provided used computers Bloomingdale residents HacDC


2.3.1. Vision for the future Spectrum of opportunities Training Education Support Intergenerational

2.3.2. What we've done DiscoTech Training Recruitment Skills/Needs assessment Sharing via AMC


2.4.1. Vision for the future Digital Justice Coalition Setting the political agenda Accountability

2.4.2. What we've done DC-CAN research and advocacy Educated and Mobilized CAIs Produced educational materials Engaged with media Testimony and lobbying city officials Surveying needs of local orgs Hosted public forum DC's Digital Divide Federal and local policy Community Broadband solutions


2.5.1. Vision for the Future Organizing Capacity Reflective practice Community Database of needs and assets Physical spaces Libraries Rec Centers etc Community Media Labs Makerspaces Online hubs Community commons / fora Community resource applications

2.5.2. What we've done Created network of people and orgs Engaged DC Tech scene Engaged local service providers Engaged local educators Engaged local organizers Built relationships among Bridge members Organizational capacity building Facilitated conversations about community resource data


3.1. Community Wireless Networks

3.1.1. Active Mount Pleasant Columbia Heights

3.1.2. Prospective Bloomingdale? Brookland? Anacostia?

3.2. Community Media Centers

3.2.1. Libraries Dionne Brown (Bellevue / Washington Highlands Library) "Brown, Dionne (ANC 8D07)" <[email protected]> Chris Tonjies (CTO) Adaptive Services Venetia demson Patrick Timony

3.2.2. Charter Schools ommunications director of DC Public Charter School Board: Theola Labbé-DeBose

3.2.3. Computer labs

3.3. Community Anchor Institutions

3.3.1. Medical Clinics DCPCA

3.3.2. Housing complexes DCHA

3.3.3. Churches Terry Lynch, Downtown Cluster of Congregations

3.4. Neighborhoods

3.4.1. Shaw

3.4.2. Ward 5 Bloomingdale Brookland

3.4.3. Ward 1

3.4.4. East of the River


4.1. External events

4.1.1. Community Tech Days Hack Days Scratch Day Penguin Day Byte Back Community Computer Day

4.1.2. DC Tech Meetup Calendar

4.1.3. HacDC Calendar

4.1.4. Library Calendar

4.1.5. Tech Klatches

4.1.6. National Conferences Allied Media Conference NTEN Conference Free Press Conference April Netroots Nation WISPA Palooza October in Vegas SHLB? Freedom 2 Connect? FCC Accessibility Day

4.1.7. GJB: COPY RIGHTS Residency Provisions Library with George Mason University Jan/Feb Workshops Publishing Research Report Wiki Project

5. WHO

5.1. People

5.1.1. Residents Community Wireless node hosts

5.1.2. Learners Adult learners Youth

5.1.3. Educators Active in Bridge Phil Shapiro Gerard Cooper (Wiz Kids) Leshell Hatley (Uplift) Jesse Bemley (Joint Educational Facilities) Kyle Morean (Thurgood Marshall) Connected to Bridge Theresa Sule (Byte Back) Eleanor Grewal (Byte Back) Ashley Luttmer (LVAC) Trevor Lieberman (LVAC Mike Dax (McKinley) Prospective Ryan Seashore (CodeNow)

5.1.4. Technologists Active in Bridge Preston (OTI) Josh (OTI) Brian (OTI) Jabari Zakiya Kevin Cole Martha Huizenga and matt Wade (DC Access) Connected to Bridge Grady (OTI) Andy (OTI) John Dukovich Clarence Labor (One Computer One Child) Greg Liverpool Jerome Axle Patrick Timony (Library) Shireen Mitchell (Digital Sista) Prospective Untitled

5.1.5. Service providers Active in Bridge Andrew Lomax (BFC) Jessie Posilkin (BFC) Matt Leasure (BFC) Sudi (Shaw Community ministry) Anne Troy (SCM) Connected to Bridge Carolina Argumedo (BFC) Zachari Curtis (BFC) Valarie Ashley Mark Andersen (We Are Family) Natalie Kaplan (BRIDGE Project) Susie Cambria Ben Merrion (DC LEARNS) Prospective

5.1.6. Media/Culture Makers Active in Bridge Adrianne Burke Judith Hawkins Connected to Bridge Andrew (Critical Exposure) Radio CPR Prospective People's MEDIA Center People's Production House

5.1.7. Social entrepreneurs Active In Bridge Max Harper Connected to Bridge Alex Denny (Hub) Allison Basile (Time Bank) Mark Evans (ShareTech Solutions) Prospective Christine Johnson (Diversitech)

5.1.8. Policy wonks Active In Bridge Chance Williams (Free Press) Ken Boley John Capozzi Cheryl Leanza Connected to Bridge Nolan Treadway Parul (Consumers Union) Prospective

5.1.9. Community leaders Active in Bridge Anne Troy (Shaw Community Ministry) John Salatti (Bloomingdale) Louise Thundercloud Connected to Bridge Robert Jackson (Charter Schools, Workforce Development) Alex padro (Shaw) Allie Bird (Ward 8 Workforce Development) Tom Brown (Training Grounds) Joe Weedon (Defeat Poverty) Valarie Ashley (Southeast Ministry) Clay Gregory (Shiloh Baptist) Pastor Livingston (Bloomingdale) Prospective

5.1.10. Organizational Development Active In Bridge Jim Johnson Jessica Solomon Connected to Bridge Susan Bennett Prospective

5.1.11. Prospective Members Inactive Bloomingdale residents Other Bridge attendee or signup lists Bread for the City Clients Other social service clients Neighbors

5.2. Networks

5.2.1. Allied with Bridge

5.2.2. Connected to Bridge DC Primary Care Association (Medical Clinics) National Policy Coalitions MAG-NET Ward 8 Workforce Development Council DC Coops DC Food For All Gardens/Farms Farmers Markets Food service orgs Fair Budget Coalition DC Community Resource Group 211 Diverse City Fund

5.2.3. Prospective Collaboratives Richard Flintrop LadyTech Mafia Workforce Coalitions DC Jobs Council Environmental Networks DC Solar Coops GREENTHINK Ecolocity Churches Schools Tech Magnet schools Fair Chance partners Tech Entrepreneur Networks DC Tech Meetup / DC WEEK NTEN Untitled DC AYA ANCs Civic Associations WISPA

5.3. Community anchor institutions

5.3.1. Actively involved Shaw Bread for the City Shaw community ministry / lincoln westmoreland Columbia Heights St Stephens Wonderland Ballroom? Mt Pleasant La Casa Bloomingdale Mt bethel Crispus Attucks? East of the River Bread for the City We Act Radio Thurgood Marshall Academy Southeast Ministry

5.3.2. Connected

5.3.3. Prospective Shaw Thurgood Marshall Center Emmaus? Library Kennedy rec center New community church Shiloh baptist / family life foundation Other churches Other housing complexes Ward 1 Mt Pleasant Petworth Ward 4 Plymouth Congregational Ward 5 Brookland Edgewood Ledroit park Truxton Circle Bloomingdale Eckington Ivy City FAB LAB East of the river Anacostia Congress heights THEARC? Deanwood Washington Highlands / Bellevue Networks Benning Terrace

5.4. Organizations

5.4.1. Digital Ecology Organizations Education Active in Bridge Connected to Bridge Prospective Access Active in Bridge Connected to Bridge Prospective Equipment Active in Bridge Connected to Bridge Prospective Media Makers Active in Bridge Connected to Bridge Prospective

5.4.2. Community Organizing One DC SHAW Empower DC Columbia Heights Ivy City Schools Campaign Housing Campaign Public Land Campaign Praxis Project AyeNay Abye

5.4.3. Internet / Media Justice Orgs Free Press OTI Institute for Local Self-Reliance Center for Media Justice MAG-NET ISOC-DC

5.4.4. Funders Local Funders Community Foundation Hill-Snowden CFNCR Meyer Cafritz Moriah Diverse City Fund Corporations Cisco Google Facebook National Funders Knight Foundation Kresge

6. WHY

6.1. History

6.1.1. Broadband Bridge

6.1.2. Digital Justice AMC (Detroit) Detroit Digital Justice Coalition Digital Communities (DC) Digital Connectors program

6.2. Principles

6.2.1. Detroit Digital Justice Principles

6.3. Needs

7. HOW

7.1. Teams

7.1.1. Roles Team lead Responsible for making sure things get done Like 'scrum-master' in Agile User representative Responsible for prioritizing tasks/actions based on user needs Like product-owner in Agile Team members

7.1.2. Objectives Communications Web presence Content Internal Development Coordination Community Broadband CISP proposal DC-CAN research Tech Team Computers Community Wireless Networks DiscoTechs

7.2. Principles

7.2.1. Decentralized Leaderfull not leaderless

7.2.2. Modular

7.2.3. Transparent Evaluation

7.2.4. Iterative Gathering regularly Producing something every cycle

7.2.5. User-centered Accountability? Margin-oriented

7.3. Tools

7.3.1. Task-tracking system

7.3.2. Messaging

7.3.3. Documentation

7.3.4. Surveys

7.3.5. Educational Materials

8. Open Questions / Parking Lot / Community Garden

8.1. Does this name still do what we want it to?

8.2. How will this work be directly engaged with disadvantaged people's needs and assets?

8.3. How are teams accountable to the community?

8.4. How can this work be more accessible to people of all backgrounds and abilities?

8.5. What time and capacity do we bring? How can people's time be most effective and valuable? What capacities do we want to grow?


9.1. Format colors and fonts

9.2. Link to external resources and pages