[IAEP] reschedule when? "How Cellular Data can Reach *Distant* Schools" [was: 5 upcoming Sunday talks/events for OLPC volunteers]

Holt holt at laptop.org
Sun Jun 27 19:14:51 EDT 2010

Please RSVP if you helped with Latin America's / Sugar's friendly new 3G 
"My Settings" option -- letting me know which days you can join our 
meeting over IRC and/or ideally phone!

(As glitches canceled today's 4PM talk below, and rescheduling is a 
challenge with Sundays pre-booked every week with other talks below into 
August; but on the bright side our Canadian speaker suggests 
rescheduling for Sunday July 4th, 4PM -- as 4G would be a great subtopic 
in true celebration of that All-American July FOURth holiday :)

Caryl Bigenho wrote:
> Hi Nancie and all...
> Sounds like a great device.  However, here in Montana the only 3G 
> network we have is Verizon. ATT doesn't have it here (thus an iPhone 
> is not very worthwhile here). ATT was here, pulled out was replaced by 
> Alltel which is now being taken over by ATT! (Which still doesn't have 
> 3G service here.... much less 4G). There is no Sprint at all.
> I guess with under 1 million people and the largest city about 100,000 
> Montana doesn't rank very high with the tech companies. 
> We have no cable TV where I am, thus no cable internet connection 
> either.  We do have a great rural company with broadcast towers for 
> internet with antennas (antennae?) on our houses. Works great until a 
> thunder storm causes a power outage.
> TV... nothing local... too many mountains. We have Direct TV.... no 
> locals available. Dish Network offers Billings MT locals.
> I was looking forward to today's talk because I can really relate to 
> the problems of people who live in rural areas!
> Caryl
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> From: olpc.dristi at hotmail.com
> To: support-gang at lists.laptop.org
> Date: Sun, 27 Jun 2010 16:42:34 -0400
> Subject: Re: [support-gang] 4PM Talk Today: How Cellular Data can 
> Reach *Distant* Schools [was: 5 upcoming Sunday talks/events for OLPC 
> volunteers]
> Hi.
> Sorry to hear that today's call had to be postponed. The subject is 
> very interesting.
> I am happy to report that last week while traveling in the US with my 
> XO, someone had a new wireless Internet device from Sprint. She said 
> that with her monthly service account, she could connect up to 9 
> computers to the Internet. The small device just sits on the table. 
> Soon, Sprint will have a phone with this capability built in. You can 
> set your phone on the table and connect the computers to 3 G service.
> Of course I tried connecting my XO-1. It works!!  I easily found her 
> network in the neighborhood. I had to try to connect several times 
> with different configurations for the password. I don't know which one 
> worked, but one did. If another opportunity to use this presents, I'll 
> be careful to note the correct settings for the entering the password.
> Bottom line is, yes, this technology can connect our remote small 
> deployments to the Internet. Ha Long Bay, Vietnam, I hope the internet 
> is coming your way soon!
> Nancie:)
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> Date: Sun, 27 Jun 2010 16:19:26 -0400
> From: holt at laptop.org
> To: support-gang at laptop.org
> CC: xdmc27x at hotmail.com; andigros72 at googlemail.com
> Subject: Re: [support-gang] 4PM Talk Today: How Cellular Data can 
> Reach *Distant* Schools [was: 5 upcoming Sunday talks/events for OLPC 
> volunteers]
> O dear, o dear--
> 1) Our conf call service is no longer working
> 2) The building was shuttered due to construction.
> Will try to reschedule soon!
>     Presentation attached:
>     Hope to see you in  just under 1.5hrs, in person or on the phone!
>         /All presentations Sunday 4PM Boston/Eastern Time, unless
>         otherwise noted.  Calls should be short (15min talk, 15min
>         Q&A) -- alongside any insider OLPC scoop I can possibly
>         provide you, to help all volunteers do their very best:/
>         *Sunday June 27 - How Cellular Data can Reach *Distant* Schools*
>         By Roger Glasel, CEO eeZee Communicarions Inc, http://www.eezee.ca
>     /Clarif:/ many of us will gather 4PM (SHARP) at OLPC's office in
>     Cambridge,
>     Massachusetts to listen to Roger present his slides from Edmonton,
>     Alberta.
>     Sorry doors are locked after 4PM -- RSVP if you will attend in person!
>             Roger will explain how you can put your school online,
>         even if you
>             live in a remote area just outside the reach of your
>         cellphone's
>             normal calling areas.  The technology does not require the
>             cellphone company advance permission, and requires only
>             a $700-$2500 device that dramatically boosts your regular
>             cellphone data plan's signal, using all modern protocols:
>             http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/3G
>             http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/4G
>         *Sunday July 11 - Virtual Field Trip Realness (Classrooms
>         ain't in Kansas Nomore)*
>         By Laura Susan Bell, Virtual Field Trip Facilitator & OLPC
>         Support Volunteer.
>             Laura will explain how she administers classrooms in Upper
>         NY State,
>             taking her students on virtual field trips will real-live
>         NASA engineers etc,
>             who ship her in-classroom supplies in-advance to
>         dramatically liven the
>             experience for all kids.
>         *Sunday July 18 - Eleven Years Deploying Computers in South
>         African Schools*
>         By Alan Field, in person at OLPC in Cambridge, MA.
>             Alan will discuss the many deep lessons he's learned along
>         the way, over
>             the 11 years he and his wife have spent teaching &
>         training using Macs
>             across 30 schools 300KM SE of Johannesburg.  Towards both
>             "Creative Learning" and "Drill and K^hThrill" -- come
>         learn where
>             Nelson Mandela's post-World Cup nation is heading next.
>             http://web.mac.com/donita27/EndumeniLearningMachines/Home.html
>         *Sunday July 25 NOON - East Africa and West Africa OLPC
>         Community Public Brunch*
>         NYC/Bronx Location to be announced here -- RSVP required:
>             http://wiki.laptop.org/go/OLPC_NYC
>             http://lists.laptop.org/pipermail/olpc-nyc/
>             http://twitter.com/olpcnyc
>         *August July 1 - From Viet Cong to Venture Capital to Vietnam
>         Community*
>         Location/Parti-Pants to be announced.
>             How has OLPC's Vietnam Community progressed so far, so
>         fast, in just 1 year?
>             http://olpc.vn
>             http://saigonolpc.wordpress.com
>             http://wiki.laptop.org/go/OLPC_Vietnam
>             http://groups.google.com/group/olpc-vietnam/
>             http://web.me.com/seanlaurence/olpc/olpc.html
>             http://www.travelpod.com/travel-blog/nsevers/4/tpod.html
>             http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Projects/Vung_Vieng_Fishing_Vietnam
>         /REMINDER: meetings are generally for OLPC volunteers/staff
>         only, and accompanying friends you personally introduce, who
>         are willing to help Make S---^h^h^hUPPORT Happen!!/
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