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    99Our most prominent technology education initiative was the [https://defendourmovements.org/ Defend our Movements] web site, which provides detailed information on digital security practices uniquely framed for movement organizations. Launched in collaboration with the Center for Media Justice, Defend Our Movements gained a lot of media attention and we received a lot of positive feedback (as well as critical feedback which helped further improve the site).
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    11 The proejct also included a help line which we staffed. Although it did not generate a lot of phone calls, it did provide unique opportunities to connect with activists struggling with security issues and learn more about our movement's needs.
     11The project also included a help line which we staffed. Although it did not generate a lot of phone calls, it did provide unique opportunities to connect with activists struggling with security issues and learn more about our movement's needs.
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    1313In addition, the Mexico office conducted several workshops on using the control panel and other aspects of May First/People Link's technology [please add more].
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    15 Despite the success of these projects, technology education, was our least successful priority. Our members made explicit requests around developing a technology training curriculum, inovlving our members in designing needs and training priorities, identifying barriers to people adopting technology, and targeting technology used by children and media makers.
     15Despite the success of these projects, technology education, was our least successful priority. Our members made explicit requests around developing a technology training curriculum, involving our members in designing needs and training priorities, identifying barriers to people adopting technology, and targeting technology used by children and media makers.
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    1717Ultimately, our staff and Leadership Committee were not able to put together the resources to make all of these aspects of this priority happen.
     
    2727== Strengthen Technology capacity of the organization ==
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    29 We made signficant progress on this priority, but not exactly in the way defined in our membership meeting. In the membership meeting, we identified decentralization as an important theme. However, over the course of the year - and as we collaborated through a coalition with other alternative providers - we shifted our focus to shoring up our general infrastructure. As part of this program we developed an [https://support.mayfirst.org/wiki/infrastructure-2018 ambitious plan] for re-building our infrastructure in a way that is faster, more flexible and more efficient. We organized a member webinar on the topic and we've already made significant progress and expect to complete the project by mid 2019.
     29We made significant progress on this priority, but not exactly in the way defined in our membership meeting. In the membership meeting, we identified decentralization as an important theme. However, over the course of the year - and as we collaborated through a coalition with other alternative providers - we shifted our focus to shoring up our general infrastructure. As part of this program we developed an [https://support.mayfirst.org/wiki/infrastructure-2018 ambitious plan] for re-building our infrastructure in a way that is faster, more flexible and more efficient. We organized a member webinar on the topic and we've already made significant progress and expect to complete the project by mid 2019.
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    31 Through this project, we did signficant research around new technologies related to containers and network filesystems.
     31Through this project, we did significant research around new technologies related to containers and network filesystems.
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    33 In addition, the Brooklyn office has joined the NY Mesh network, although we are still waiting to be properly connected. This innitiatve is building a network for connecting to the Internet that is independent of the major phone and cable companies that have a near monopoly. We are actively studying ways to support this innitiatve and others like it so we can build an independent net from your computer to our servers.
     33In addition, the Brooklyn office has joined the NY Mesh network, although we are still waiting to be properly connected. This initiative is building a network for connecting to the Internet that is independent of the major phone and cable companies that have a near monopoly. We are actively studying ways to support this initiative and others like it so we can build an independent net from your computer to our servers.
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    3535== Organize ==
     
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    4343 * The meeting of technologists in Highlander produced a successful [https://outreach.mayfirst.org/techstatement sign on letter] and a full day meeting prior to the Allied Media Conference. This group is continuing to organize and work together.
    44  * We continue to work with an informal coalition of alternative Internet service providers in the US and Latin America to collaborate on improving our infrastructure, sharing resources, and developing mutually beneficial strategies for maintaining technology safely and securely for the movement.
     44 * We continue to work with an informal coalition of alternative independent Internet service providers from 19 different regions around the world to collaborate on improving our infrastructure, sharing resources, and developing mutually beneficial strategies for maintaining technology safely and securely for the movement.
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