My involvement in Community Wireless Networks came about, as a result of experiences and challenges establishing a wireless network between different office locations in order to reduce IT costs within my organisation in 2001. From this experience I realised that Community Wireless Networks offer many benefits for the broader community and other non-profit organisations like my own.
I have been a member of a group called Air Stream Wireless since 2002, and involved in the establishment of a number of key sites in the network and was voted onto the committee in 2004 holding the position of Secretary till October 2008. I have recently retired from committee due to extra commitments at work and home with the birth our second child (daughter). However, I intend to continued my participation as an active member and strong advocate for Air-Stream Wireless.
It also happens to be quite good fun making stuff and you meet many people with similar interests.