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QKON VSAT ENGINEERING TRAINING COURSES

QKON is running VSAT Field Engineering Training Courses covering:

! Site Survey
! Site Building
! Site Commissioning
! Field Engineering Skills

“ Test Equipment Available on order.
“ Be certified to do your own installation!

USD550 p/ p

29 & 30 January 2004 Lagos, Nigeria.
04 & 05 February 2004 Port Harcourt, Nigeria

training@qkon.Com

AFRICA SOURCE AFRICAN FREE AND OPEN SOURCE SOFTWARE DEVELOPERS MEETING MARCH 15TH - 19TH, 2004 NAMIBIA

This practical workshop will, for the first time, bring together Free and Open Source Software (F/OSS) developers from across Africa. During the five day event, participants and facilitators will share technical skills and experiences, discuss key challenges in realizing F/OSS projects, and develop concrete strategies for strengthening the nascent community of F/OSS technologists working in African contexts.

The Africa Source workshop will connect African software developers with the goal of building the F/OSS developer community in Africa.

The Agenda

The Africa Source workshop will be composed of a mixture of structured discussions and hands-on work. Participants and facilitators will share skills and experiences, discuss techniques applicable in each phase of F/OSS project life cycles, and break down specific development challenges. Whether the issue at hand is collaboration models or documentation methods, localization practices or project distribution, the emphasis will be on practical and intense knowledge exchange.

The agenda will cover issues such as;

* Wireless networking and alternative access methods
* Customizing and deploying GNU/Linux distributions
* Localization and multi-language development
* Designing and implementing large web applications
* Open Source database tools
* Desktop GNU/Linux and GUI application development
* Streaming media and internet broadcasting
* Social and NGO context

Confirmed meeting participants include experts with a wide range of knowledge in key areas, including DIY (do-it-yourself) wireless networking, customized linux distributions, hardware assembly and repair, large-scale web development, and multi-media web casting.

Who Should Come?

Software developers already engaged in F/OSS projects in Africa and/or software development projects for non-profits.

How to apply

Visit http://www.tacticaltech.org for more information and to fill out an application form or send an email to africasource@tacticaltech.org

Deadline for applications is February 6th 2004. Please apply quickly as space and subsidies for attendance at this event is limited.

This event is organized by the Tactical Technology Collective, the AllAfrica Foundation, and SchoolNet Namibia, in cooperation with the Free and Open Source Software Foundation for Africa (FOSSFA). It is supported by the Open Society Initiative Southern Africa, the Open Society Institute - Budapest and the government of Namibia.

marek@tacticaltech.org