OLPC San Francisco: August Meetup this Saturday


I just got word that OLPC San Francisco is having their August meetup this Saturday, August 16. Being a big fan of local OLPC user-groups and having attended OLPC-SF's July meetup I can only say that it's really worth kicking yourself out of bed early that one Saturday per month!

Green WiFi in Senegal

This month's guest speaker at the meetup is Bruce Baikie from Green WiFi and his talk will focus on a pilot deployment in Senegal where they're using solar Wi-Fi mesh repeaters.

Under other activities the meeting lists:

  • We'll have the latest builds of software running on the laptop.
  • Build a mesh network, share activities, generate crazy ideas.
  • We also have a schoolserver running build 165 and configured and running complete with active antennae. This allows you to mesh with the server (or your nearest XO) and route to the Internet!
  • If you need to upgrade your XO's software build, we can do that at the meeting as well.
  • We also [tentatively] plan to have live CDs that allow many garden-variety laptops to run a 802.11s based mesh. See http://www.open80211s.org/ for more details on running a mesh on non-XO machines!

The official schedule on the meeting's invitation lists:

  • 10am to 11am - Setup and meet and greet/wake up. Plenty of cafes on Market St. Load up!
  • 11am to 12:00 - Bruce Baikie's Talk
  • 12:00 to 2:00pm - Breakout groups

And here are the other details you need to know:

OLPC-SF August Meetup
Saturday, August 16
10:00am - 2:00pm
Room 553, SF State Downtown campus [map]
835 Market St.
San Francisco,CA, 94103

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I will be there.