Archive for March, 2007

Post BarCamp Nairobi Kenya – 31st March

March 31, 2007

This is an initial write up of the meeting’s proceeding: Started at around 1.30pm with about 10 people in attendance. Typical Sat Afternoon in Nairobi. But this rapidly grew to more than 50 people coming in … most were probably not Arsenal or Liverpool fans – or valued this more than football We covered a [...]

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Tuesday Meeting (27th March 2007)

March 27, 2007

Our weekly meeting for Tuesday will mostly focus on BarCamp planning,among the usual hangout topics we bring up … come with your ideas ! steers as usual … 6pm. (Muindi Mbingu) we’re also probably going to start having the hangout sessions movedto weekends at a place like Buffet Park – what say you ? BarCamp [...]

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Meeting Recap

March 23, 2007

The last meeting winded up on Asterisk … Next topic we’re getting to is WiFi Covered the setup of extensions.conf which is the Asterisk dial-plan … it contains all the information about call routing of extensions within the Asterisk PBX. Covered the basic syntax of the configs, and went into details about various patterns used [...]

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Google in Kenya

March 20, 2007

First of all, thanks to Josiah for inviting me. My name is Chris Kiagiri from Google HQ in Mountain View, CA and I have been lurking on the mailing list for a short while prior to this post. Here at Google, we have just announced that we have signed a deal with the Kenya Education [...]

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Asterisk pt 3

March 18, 2007

The final Asterisk session for now … will deal with configuration of the dialplan (extensions.conf). This shows you how to do call routing, dialling patterns, and covering more fun things like IVR setup for call-centers. 6pm at the Wananchi Online training room (Loita Hse 1st Floor) – 20 March 2007 Next topic we’re getting into [...]

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Meeting 5 review

March 16, 2007

Last meeting was held at Steers – opp Jeevanjee Gardens on 13th March 2007 As usual, it was a free for all discussion. Main points discussed were: The best techie enviroment in kenya and what they should stock… Beers Ice Cream dispenser ..huh?? Loud Music (what would you prefer?) Personally i prefer Beers and Techno/Trance [...]

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March 12, 2007

Tomorrow (13th March 2007) – Meeting #5 Chill Out – Proposed that we meet at Steers (on Muindi Mbingu Street?) Next Week (20th march 2007) – Meeting #6 Wind up VoIP on Asterisk Session (Part III of III )Start discussing ‘Exploring Wifi’ probablyBrief update on BarCamp – 31st March

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2nd Hand rack mount servers

March 7, 2007

As mentioned in the meeting yesterday – it is possible to get second hand rack mounted servers for about 15k from Computer Planet @ Visions Plaza on Mombasa Road. Specs should be around PIII, 512/1024MB RAM, 40GB, dual ethernet cards, some have dual processors. – should be brand names like IBM. I suggest that for [...]

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VoIP – Asterisk Pt. 2

March 2, 2007

Next meeting is on Tuesday, March 6. Venue: Wananchi Online at 6pm (Loita Hse 1st floor) We’ll be going into the second part of Asterisk – covering the actual setup & configuration of trunks, SIP ports, dial-plan etc.

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