Friday, February 09, 2007

Announces an ICT workshop on thin clients

FADECO telecentre announces an Information Communication Technology workshop for telecentre technicians, manager, computer geeks to run from the 12th until 16th feb, 2007 in Karagwe. Everybody is invited, registration is required though!

Objective:
Develop a model for rural tele-centres to deploy low-cost hardware; how to implement a thin-client network using Open source software.

Target:
The course is intended for those running/ managing information resource centres, computer labs and IT technicians.

Modus operandi:
The training will offer a hands-on experience and training on how to make the best use of your networks. The training will run from 8.30 a.m - 6.30 P.M every day for 5 days. It will cover every thing from building a computer, installing software, configuring servers, etc.

Background:
The Linux Terminal Server Project adds thin-client support to Linux servers. This is a flexible, cost effective solution that is empowering schools, businesses, and organizations all over the world to easily install and deploy desktop work-stations. Thin-clients can be used to browse the Web, send e-mail, create documents, and run other desktop applications. Linux thin-clients have proven to be extremely reliable because tampering and viruses are virtually non-existent.

WORKSHOP PLAN:
Day 1: Introduction to Computers and to Open Source Software
Day 2: Technical/ Mechanical aspects of the Computer hardware: Try to put together a Computer
Day 3: Setting up LAN:
1. How to set up and manage Local |Area Networks (LANS)
2. How to set up Thin Client \networks using Dead Computers
3. Basic Computer maintenance and troubleshooting.

Day 4: How to set up a Content Server. This will help all who will be interested to implement the model, to train other people effectively because you will be having content offline and in the event of no internet, you do not get affected.
Day 5: Wireless Networks: This will be an introduction and site visit to our wireless infrastructure and link.

As I already highlighted, the idea is to have these computers work as terminals, we shall need a floppy drive working and a network card available and probably 32MB of ram.

mail me if willing to attend here

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