WHO: Greg Dekoenigsberg (Community Development Manager for Red Hat)
WHAT: One Laptop Per Child
HOW: Live presentation at the TriLUG meeting
WHEN: Thursday, Feb 8, 2007 at 7pm.
WHERE: Red Hat HQ
ETC: This meeting (including the pizza) sponsored by InCentric Solutions. Open to the public.
At the February meeting of the Triangle Linux Users Group, Greg Dekoenigsberg, Red Hat’s Community Development Manager, will be giving a presentation on One Laptop Per Child (OLPC), a project started at the MIT Media Lab that will develop and market a $100 laptop to developing countries for use by children in educational settings. These laptops incorporate various innovations both to reduce cost and to make them appropriate for children in remote environments, including dual-mode screens that are readable in bright daylight, power via a hand crank, and ad-hoc wireless mesh networking. The laptops will run a Linux-based Operating System developed by Red Hat.
(Thanks to Cristobal Palmer for the alert)