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Davis Community Network is actively seeking new board members

Davis Community Network is actively seeking new board members

DCN strives to have a board that represents the entire community. People with or without technical backgrounds are encouraged to join.

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"Net neutrality + building a better network for Davis," podcast of a local radio interview.

"Net neutrality + building a better network for Davis," podcast of a local radio interview.

The two guests are Mac Clemmens, founder of Digital Deployment in Sacramento (and a well-regarded recipient of a UC Davis MBA) and Steve McMahon, a broadband expert and longtime board member of the Davis Community Network.

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A big THANK YOU! Supporters have helped us raise $7,448.

A big THANK YOU! Supporters have helped us raise $7,448.

DCN is very grateful for the generous support of so many of you!

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DCN president Mike Adams' message

DCN president Mike Adams' message

Latest about ultra-fast community-owned affordable broadband for Davis. Please support DCN and the DavisGIG project by donating on Big Day of Giving, Thursday, May 4, 2017. If May 4th is not convenient, you can visit the site any time and leave a secure contribution that will be taken on the Big Day. The DCN Board is offering a $1,000 matching fund to show our commitment to this goal.

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Davis City Council unanimously approved RFP (Request for Proposals)

Davis City Council unanimously approved RFP (Request for Proposals)

Davis city council endorses the RFP created by DavisGig and the Broadband Advisory Task Force.

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Community-owned, ultra-fast internet for Davis. What you can do.

Community-owned, ultra-fast internet for Davis. What you can do.

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.

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Ad-free email? You can still find it at Davis Community Network

Ad-free email? You can still find it at Davis Community Network

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

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Take the time to unsubscribe rather than label legitimate email as spam

Take the time to unsubscribe rather than label legitimate email as spam

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.

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Dodging schedule smashups

Dodging schedule smashups

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.

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How to change the visual theme of your SimpleSite (video)

How to change the visual theme of your SimpleSite (video)

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.

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Free website options come with trade-offs

Free website options come with trade-offs

Why choose to use DCN's free resources rather than other online resources, commercial or otherwise?

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More Davisites now know how "crowdfunding" works

More Davisites now know how "crowdfunding" works

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.

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DCN Class - "Understanding Kickstarter" - Thur, 11/21/2013

DCN Class - "Understanding Kickstarter" - Thur, 11/21/2013

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.

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A fabulous class!

A fabulous class!

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.

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DCN Class - "Cutting the Cable, Updated" - Tues, 10/29/2013

DCN Class - "Cutting the Cable, Updated" - Tues, 10/29/2013

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.

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Celebrate Davis with DCN

Celebrate Davis with DCN

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.

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Useful free classes in the spring series.  Register now!

Useful free classes in the spring series. Register now!

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.

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DCN Class - DCN Tools For Your Organization - Tue, 4/16/2013

DCN Class - DCN Tools For Your Organization - Tue, 4/16/2013

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.

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DCN Class - DCN Tools Workshop - Thurs, 4/18/2013

DCN Class - DCN Tools Workshop - Thurs, 4/18/2013

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.

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