Tuesday, August 08, 2006

wireless boot camp in the media


The leiden wireless boot camp was pretty well covered in the local press. They mentioned computer geeks & whizzkids coming from different parts of netherlands, belgium, tanzania and papua new guinea engaged in systems hacking (not in the wrong sense!) for a whole week.

This is one of the pictures that appeared in the local daily. The full article can be read at http://svn.wifisoft.org/wbc/doc/press_media/leidsch_dagblad_04082006_artikel.jpg


In the picture is Vic Hayes (holding his hands as in prayer), the father of wireless communication, his personal data is pasted on the web and you can read about him here, http://www.tbm.tudelft.nl/live/pagina.jsp?id=65889b70-9860-47a8-8662-c7e7f914663e%C3%A2%C2%8C%C2%A9=en

He gave the opening speech and spoke about the work so far done on wifi technology. Wi-Fi, which stands for wireless fidelity, allows anyone with a laptop and a wireless card to connect to the Web at high speeds. Read his speech here, http://camp.wifisoft.org/index.php/Presentations

He is quite a simple guy in the way he carries himself. I was privilaged to have a chat with him and further to wash dishes togather in kitchen! He left a few days before the end of the camp without me having a picture with him, a very sad feeling :-(

karibu