[occupyaustin-it] How can I help?
gfoster at entersection.org
Wed Nov 2 10:55:37 CST 2011
Hey Tim -
Very glad you signed up for the mailing list. Hope you can make it to
the meeting tonight
we'll hash out a lot of plans and priorities there.
On 11/2/11 11:04 AM, Tim Fredlund wrote:
> Greetings Occupy Austin IT, et al.
> I'm a member of ATX Hackerspace who was present when the Freedom Tower
> was brought in for demonstration (at Dorkbot's meeting). I'm also the
> secretary of the board there, so if you have some questions about the
> place itself feel free to ask.
> A few others and myself had a decent-length dialogue with the
> individuals who brought the tower in that night. Where it was, what
> the general plan was, where it could go, etc. We offered some possible
> improvement ideas that might coincide with the goals of OA IT and
> Tower Ops. There are specifically some ideas on mast construction,
> power sourcing and management, and some networking ideas that our
> group at ATXHS are keen to share if there are willing ears.
> Myself, I'm a systems administrator with a fair amount of
> infrastructure/local networking experience in addition to hardware
> knowledge. We run a similar system to (how it sounds like) you guys
> want to run the towers eventually out of our space (for the curious:
> avg 40-node international hosted-services mesh VPN, plenty of /32 and
> semi-populated /24 networks are common), so if its as similar as it
> sounds like, I'd like to offer my services in assistance with that as
> Lastly, in an odd bit of coincidence, another member and I have been
> playing around with the concept of long-range point to point data
> links, with the idea of running data relay/VoIP/encapsulated POTS over
> it. I don't know if this is the kind of thing OA IT or Tower Ops is
> interested in, but I figured I'd throw it out there.
> tl;dr: I'm interested in helping out, and I have experience with
> networking and hardware. What can I do?
Gregory Foster || gfoster at entersection.org
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