Davis city council endorses the RFP created by DavisGig and the Broadband Advisory Task Force.
High-speed internet access is crucial infrastructure for a community like ours. Davis is way behind comparable communities. We can't depend on Comcast or AT&T to fix this for us. We need to do it ourselves. Here are a few useful links to get informed and involved in the community-driven efforts.
Looking for friendly, low-cost, ad-free email service? DCN teams with Omsoft to offer secure, private “you”@dcn.org email accounts for $2 per month or $20 per year. No one at DCN or Omsoft is scanning your messages so that we can show you ads (we don’t show ads). Technical advice and services are available here in Davis. Moreover, the $20 you pay helps support the free services DCN offers local nonprofits — the websites, web tools and classes
When you report a mailing as spam, that means that not only do you not want this, but nobody else should either. This could negatively impact many others who want and need the mail.
A shared community calendar, maintained by the crowd, can help keep Davis groups from competing for the same audiences on the same nights. Here’s how. By Bill Buchanan.
This is among the topics of DCN's step-by-step video tutorials. It's easy, even if you don't know anything about cascading stylesheets (CSS). Either select a color theme from DCN's gallery or use your own custom stylesheet. Also learn how to add a graphic logo to the banner. More videos will be available online.
Why choose to use DCN's free resources rather than other online resources, commercial or otherwise?
We really appreciate Jeff Tolentino for volunteering to share his experiences working on a campaign to raise $12,000 for the Sacramento Taiko Dan using Kickstarter, a website for online fundrasing. The presentation covers useful concepts about 1) planning and development, 2) donor outreach, and 3) campaign management.
People in Davis have used Kickstarter to help fund projects. Learn what it is and how it works in a free class taught by Jeff Tolentino of Davis Makerspace. Free and open to the public. Pre-registration required.
A big "thank you" to Steve McMahon for volunteering his expertise and time to offer a free class on "Cutting the Cable, Updated" which talks about the latest technology, like Google Chromecast, that allows one to watch everything from new-release movies to network shows to city-council meetings without dishing out for the dish or cable.
This class will talk about the latest technology, like Google Chromecast, that allows you to watch everything from new-release movies to network shows to city-council meetings without dishing out for the dish or cable. Free and open to the public. Pre-registration required.
DCN will have a booth at Celebrate Davis on Thursday, May 16 at the Community Park. Come visit us! Ask one of Davis’ technological experts, or see a demonstration of intercontinental video-talking, without wires or a toll charge.
As always, the courses are free, taught in town, and useful (we do this for free, so we'd be wasting our time, as well as yours, if they weren't useful). Subjects this season include how to use DCN tools, putting video online (taught by one of the people who helped bring the Internet to Davis, incidentally), and email list management, plus two classes we are particularly glad to offer. For details, see the class schedule. Register now.
Discover DCN's free Web/Internet Tools for your organization. DCN can offer your nonprofit or community group a website template with a calendar and an email list service. It's local and it's free! Come and find out how you can serve your constituents better by using the DCN Tools.
More than 100 local nonprofits use the free services and tools provided by Davis Community Network. If you use the tools to manage a website, or will be soon, this hands-on workshop will show you how. The tools include: SimpleSites website templates, Mailman email list management, and the DCN Community Calendar. DCN will have several volunteers on hand to answer your questions and show you new techniques. Free and open to the public. Stay for the entire session or just to get your questions answered. Pre-registration required.
You have shot some fine video footage on your camera but how to you get it onto the web? Want to put your video on YouTube or your own website? This class will cover the steps and some of the options for getting video from your camera to a viewable video on the Internet. Need to do some editing on your video? This step will be discussed too.
This class offers instruction on use of DCN’s updated (2013) Web Calendar, a tool developed by DCN's Web Team. It will introduce new calendar facilities, and will be of use to existing users as well as new. The Web Calendar can be installed on an organization's website to help promote its events and activities and can also link to a master Community Calendar hosted on DCN's site.
Come hear three experts answer these common questions: How do I keep from getting hacked/infected? How do I clean up after? Is there any way to stay secure? The class is free. Pre-register online now.
Three local experts answer these common questions: How do I keep from getting hacked/infected? How do I clean up after? Is there any way to stay secure?
Congratulations to Bill Buchanan (president), Teri Greenfield (vice-president), Jim Frame (treasurer) and Steve McMahon (secretary) for having been elected by the DCN board of directors as the 2013-14 board officers!