Sometimes you have to look beyond your own backyard. :-)
It is good to know our knowledge has spread worldwide.
Wireless Technology Summit – Dharamsala 2006
The Tibetan Technology Center (TibTec) will host the AirJaldi Summit on
wireless technologies in Dharamsala, India in October 2006. TibTec has
partnered with the Djursland International Institute of Rural Wireless
Broadband (DIIRWB) and will join the World Summits on Free Information
Infrastructure (WSFII) to deliver a conference and extended wireless
training workshops in October. The conference will be held from October
22nd through 25th in Dharamsala, India. The training workshops will span
a ten period directly after the conference. The theme of the summit is
“Empowering Communities Through Wireless Networks”.
The Air Jaldi Summit will attract wireless technology experts and
community activists from India, Europe, North America, Israel, and
Australia. A list of confirmed presenters can be found on the AirJaldi
Web site under the “Program” link. The organizers are also pleased to
announce confirmation of three distinguished keynote speakers: Dr. Roger
Downer (Ireland), President Emeritus of the University of Limerick; Mr.
David Hughes (USA), longtime champion of wireless technologies; and, Mr.
Vic Hayes (Netherlands), the “father” of WiFi.
The Air Jaldi Summit comes in direct response to international interest
in the Dharamsala Community Wireless Mesh Network. It was developed in
cooperation with the Dharamsala Information Technology Group, an
organization chaired by the Tibetan Computer Resource Center and some of
the region’s leading information technology professionals. The Mesh
backbone includes over 30 nodes , all sharing a single radio channel.
Broadband Internet services are provided to all mesh members. The total
upstream Internet bandwidth available is 6Mbps. There are over 2000
computers connected to the Mesh, and about 500 have Internet access.
Air Jaldi Summit Website
About The Tibetan Technology Center (TibTec)
The Tibetan Technology Center is a charitable organization dedicated to
harnessing modern technology and assisting the Tibetan community in
India. The center is located at the Tibetan Children's Villages School
(TCV) which hosts and supports it. TibTec’s first project is the
Dharamsala Community Wireless Mesh Network.
About Djursland International Institute of Rural Wireless Broadband
Djursland International Institute of Rural Wireless Broadband is
dedicated to the establishment of wireless networks, both for rural
landscapes but also for towns all over the world. Using the experiences
gained in building and establishing The DjurslandS.net
About the World Summits on Free Information Infrastructure (WSFII)
WSFII, is an ongoing international process of multiple, local action
oriented events which provide space for people to come together, to
share experiences, present practical solutions, to learn and to build,
all kinds of Free Information Infrastructures.
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