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Neighborhood Node Developers Program

The Neighborhood Node Network needs developers for node-based applications and service programs. Critical needs are for LAMP familiar software programmers, social service experts, nonprofit admins and property specialists. Interested individuals or groups should contact Dane at the the Neighborhood Node Center in Tempe.

Neighborhood Node Center
230 West Baseline Suite 106
Tempe AZ 85283
480 755-1035

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About the Neighborhood Node

We are experiencing a sea change in terms of cost, functionality and standards in information technology. Universal access is here NOW in terms of standards and technology and the Neighborhood Node is designed to improve lifestyles and save resources by fully exploiting these changes.

The Neighborhood Node is a packaged system that provides neighborhoods with basic tools for economic and social organization. The NN program uses the current advances in open source software and unlicensed wireless LAN standards to offer an integrated set of group self-help services for residents.

Grassroots Community Infrastructure

NN Centers offer group self-help programs that address fundamental needs for residential communities. Organized around a facility-based WLAN connected to the Internet, they are able to utilize neglected resources to improve food, health, social and economic conditions in their area.

The Neighborhood Node Center is now prototyping a number of programs to be included in the initial release of the Neighborhood Node Set-up Package. These are envisioned as Grassroots Community Infrastructure provided by neighbors for neighbors:

  • WiFi Internet Access
  • Facility Operations Program
  • Social Program
  • Gardening and Food Program
  • Home-based Business Program

These programs are complementary and synergistic, adding value many times their cost.

Using a monthly membership fee to pay for basic expenses, extras come from ongoing fund raising programs built into the system. Each program is best practice oriented, combining state-of-the-art knowledge with open source-based information technology to deliver a low-cost and easy-to-use system.

Service oriented individuals interested in participating as developers to extend the system's functionality are invited to consider these areas:

    WiFi Internet Access

    The Neighborhood Node Network is the umbrella organization. Each NNC has broadband Internet access available to members via a mesh networked 802.11b/g wlan. Monthly fees are for participation in the network (Internet access) and all NNC programs. Additional fees for specific services or events may apply.

    Facility Operations Program

    The facility operations strategy is based on cost sharing through sub-leasing or contract space provision to service-oriented nonprofit organizations and individuals. In line with these objectives a national organization promoting Multi-tenant nonprofit centers supports many aspects of starting and maintaining this type of center.

    Social Program

      Preschool Children

      Child development is the focus of Neighborhood Node based chapters of SmartStart Organization, organized specifically to address developmental activity issues of critical importance to families. Numerous existing organizations can partner with this program.

      Elder Assistance

      Many households need assistance for aging adults who are at risk for sudden health crisis. Wearable communications devices based on 802.11 and an easy-to-use video visiting system are anticipated uses benefiting older neighbors.

    Gardening and Food Program

    Permaculture is the land use philosophy advocated by the Neighborhood Node Center. Gardening and food issues are the focus of Permaculture trained gardeners that operate through the NNC.

    Home-based Business Program

    Doing business from the home is necessary for many families and preferred by many others. Broadband Internet access combined with the NNC makes global marketing affordable for all families whether selling on eBay or through their own eCommerce website.
     

Are you interested in helping?

The Neighborhood Node Network needs developers for node-based applications and service programs. Critical needs are for LAMP familiar software programmers, social service experts and property specialists. Designing web-based storefronts for service businesses operated from the home is needed for many members. Service systems integrating wifi components with local support and specialized knowledge accessed through the Internet can be branded like mass market products for easier marketing communications. This means that a standardized website can support multiple NNC operations spread across the world.

Developers will optimize existing best practice state-of-the-art systems for service delivery through the Neighborhood Node. Emphasis is placed on the utilization of resident provided components organized and administered with open source software and WiFi access from the NNC.

If you or your organization can contribute to Grassroots Community Infrastructure provided by neighbors for neighbors please contact Dane Arr at the Neighborhood Node Center 480-755-1035 or email dane@neighborhoodnode.com
 

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