June 20 - 22 - Tokyo, Japan
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Friday, June 22 • 17:10 - 17:50
Kids on Computers: Empowering Underprivileged Communities around the World with Open Source Technology - Gustavo A. R. Silva, The Linux Foundation's Core Infrastructure Initiative

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Kids on Computers (https://www.kidsoncomputers.org/) is a non-profit organization dedicated to setting up computer labs in low-income schools around the world, using both donated and new hardware. The computers are equipped with free and Open Source software and educational content that is accessible without internet access. Although the computers can be used to teach software development, the primary purpose of the computer labs is to support learning of traditional academic subjects. Recently, Kids on Computers has started to set up Raspberry Pi-based labs.

This is a story about how people around the world benefit from the work of a small group of volunteers that brings free Open Source technology to remote areas and, what it takes to identify, visit, and continuously train those communities. The logistics of preparing and setting up a fully functional Open Source lab with Internet in a Box included will also be explained.

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Gustavo A. R. Silva

Linux Kernel Engineer, The Linux Foundation's Core Infrastructure Initiative
Gustavo works as a Linux Kernel Engineer, fixing potential security issues throughout the Linux kernel. His work is supported by The Linux Foundation’s Core Infrastructure Initiative. He is currently involved in the Kernel Self Protection Project. He is also a volunteer and member... Read More →

Friday June 22, 2018 17:10 - 17:50 JST
Room 1