OLPC Deployment in Kenya
Fri, 2011-10-28 14:00
A presentation discussing our deployment of XO laptops into the rural area of Kenya. A discussion of why this combination of hardware, firmware, operating system, desktop and infrastructure best matches the needs of this deployment. A discussion of what happens when Open Source and Free come up against a tendency to employ proprietary tools, and the relative advantages and disadvantages of each within the context of this overall goal of best providing educational resources to the least privileged members of our global society. We will also provide an overview of the steps necessary to best ensure that a small DIY volunteer ICT4E effort can succeed both in the short-term and be sustainable, where on the other hand some larger better-funded NGO-based efforts fail.
Link to the video for this presenation: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=thIcvBJQj3I