One Laptop per Child & Open Source

Chilren using One Laptop in India
IEEE Computer Society NSW held a seminar last Thursday and Pia Waugh came to talk about Open Source and the One Laptop per Child program.

She also brought along a sample of the laptop (I thought that a few of the members attending might mug her for it on the way out ;-).

The laptop was fascinating – it is a well designed and engineered piece of equipment. It is a visionary program that is focused on getting technology into the hands of children in the developing world. The laptop runs linux and has lightweight and efficient hardware.

Very cool stuff!

More details about the seminar here …

via Aide-mémoire

Author: Kate Carruthers

Kate Carruthers is Chief Data & Insights Officer for UNSW Sydney, and is also an Adjunct Senior Lecturer in the School of Computer Science & Engineering. She is certified in information security and is currently undertaking postgraduate studies terrorism and security. Kate has extensive experience in senior roles in ICT, marketing, data and digital; and is a member of the NSW Government’s Data Analytics Centre Advisory Board. Kate is currently working at the intersection of data analytics, AI, ML, privacy, cyber security, and data protection.