Over the past few months we have been busy introducing the Greenboard project in a few places, namely at Teach for China in Shantou and at FOSSASIA in Phnom Penh to name just two places. Both have been very interested in the concept, its flexibility, past deployments and more importantly using it within their environment.
We are now working on refurbishing a classroom of sixty computers in a school not too far from Shantou, classroom which was installed ten years ago and has never ever been used. Of course not all the machines start (in fact only 15 out of 60) but the room is properly set up and looks like a very nice place to start in the region. The people we are working with from Teach for ChinaTeach for China are very motivated as well which brings a lot to the equation.
On the Cambodian side, the discussions we had with USAID and the representative from the Ministry of Education were very positive too. We will have further discussions during April and need to start checking the translation status of all the components we use. Luckily the person in charge of packaging Greenboard happens to be Cambodian too!
All in all we are pretty excited about what's coming ahead of us and will work hard to make it happen. Stay connected to learn more as the projects move forward!
As Culture Freedom Day preparation is ongoing we got the chance to meet up with Jon Philips from the Open Clipart Library, a good friend of ours and a strong supporter of our events. Jon kindly authored a video to support us and encourage participants to take a closer look at the Open Clipart Library new website design and functionalities. So without further ado we will let Jon do the presentation and thank him and the Open Clipart team for their support!
So don't forget to use and showcase the Open Clipart Library at your event!
Last Monday LulZbot announced the 3D printer winners. Instead of selecting eight they actually picked twelve out of all the submissions, from which five are out of the USA. First we would really like to thank LulZbot for the generosity and offering more printers than planned. Second while we are a bit late on the announcement, all the competition participants did receive an email early Monday morning to let them know the results, which is a very nice thing to do. Now it is just a matter of time before the winners can enjoy their new tool and take part in the other contests LulZbot runs regularly.
For the others you can either buy one now at a discounted price or wait until the next opportunity to play again. Thank you all for participating!
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