Othernet Engineer

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Othernet Engineer

Deadline for Submission: April 20

What is this?:
We are looking for four motivated high-school students (17 -21) to help rebuild the internet for their neighborhood.  What does this mean? Imagine an internet that was only for your community — a neighborhood-wide-web full of sites submitted by you, your friends, neighbors, and family. What would this internet island look like? Lets find out! We are looking to hire four students to facilitate in building this project.  Learn to code while building something exciting for your neighborhood.

 

This is a paid ( $15/hr ) 3-4 month long commitment that requires approximately 5 hours of work a week ( perhaps more in the summer ). Many of these hours will be in workshops where you will learn:
  • how the internet works
  • how to get started programming a computer
  • how to set up a network 

No previous Technical Experience is required.

Together we will collaborate to answer questions about: ownership of data, censorship, and content moderation.  This position will require active participation.

 * Travel stipend is available based  on need.
Requirements:
  • Weekly Blog Posts
  • Documentation on Social Media
  • Community Outreach
  • Spanish Translation
  • Be able to commit 5 hours per week.
  • Must be able to work onsite in Bushwick up to two afternoons a week.
  • Parent/Guardian’s signed permission ( if under 18 ).