Amobia together with Inkululeko are busy with a school connectivity project in the Western Cape. Amobia sponsors the wireless connectivity. We now have 35 schools connected to the Amobia Network. Schools are connected using 5.8Ghz outdoor fixed Wifi and Amobia CPEs devices which run an embedded Linux OS developed by Blio.
The majority of last week’s newly connected schools are in the Mannenburg, Guguleto and Mitchells Plein areas. The project aims to connect 100 schools. The first step is to create a wide area network for internal communication, email and access to Ubuntu mirrors for the tuXlabs. The next step will be to provide Internet access.
Frogfoot does not often attend trade shows, but we did have a stand at Futurex Cape last year which I think was a success. We’re trying something different this year by exhibiting at the not-so-totally-geeky Design Indaba in February. Getting all our frogs in a row is fun, but also lots of work when you start planning the little details of a trade show stand.
We have a basic design for the look of the stand:
The interesting part was thinking of something we could display which would fit the theme of the event. Some would say Internet Services and Linux is not a very creative topic and most people in the design world worship Apple.
Our plan is to demo a Frogfoot (Ubuntu) Graphics Workstation at the show. I hope we can encourage some of the creative community to consider a Free and Open Source platform for their graphics applications. We’ll be showing things like Inkscape, Gimp, Xara and Pixel.
Make a note to visit our stand on 23 or 24 Feb. CTICC.
There will be free stickers and very stylish black business cards (-: