Resolving the Digital Divide 100 Desktops at a Time

Dave Sevick and Beth Lynn Eicher of Computer Reach are at the Ohio LinuxFest 2012 in Columbus, Ohio today and tomorrow to present on our upcoming Ghana mission. This conference includes many interesting speakers and topics, you can read more about them here.

The title of Beth Lynn’s talk is:

Computer Reach, Ghana, and Free Software: Resolving the digital divide 100 desktops at a time
We as technology enthusiasts say that we want good serviceable donated Free Software desktops to go to the undeserved. Maybe some of us cleaned an old computer and gave it to a neighbor in need. With a scale of 20-100 at a time, Computer Reach has been doing that for over 10 years, in Pittsburgh and Internationally. Beth Lynn will talk about the journey to Free Software and Ghana with Computer Reach. Hear about how you can get involved in the most ambitious Edubuntu African deployment project since the Shuttleworth Foundation’s efforts.

Watch Beth Lynn’s video about our upcoming trip.

Beth Lynn Eicher is the Chicago Technical Lead and Free Software Liaison for Computer Reach. She has over 12 years of professional experience in the Linux desktop. In October 2012, she is boldly putting her IT career on hold to serve Ghanan schools and community centers with 100 Edubuntu desktops. With Computer Reach, Beth Lynn will resolve the digital divide and bug one with Free Software.