Sneak Preview Invite to all who want the best Wikipedia & OpenStreetMap snapshots on their very own phones and within developing world classrooms/clinics everywhere!
That means some amazing new digital libraries like Internet-in-a-Box, Internet-in-a-Purse, RACHEL and a growing number of Raspberry Pi-like community/school servers that fit in your hand — where everything typically has to fit in 64GB (or sometimes much less!) Much like the http://Maps.ME app, but increasingly free / open source toolsmithing give us the ability to customize & curate to the precise needs of your very own region/school/language/topic etc~
Please write to holt @ laptop.org if you too care to help Crushing It, that is compressing the very best content that matters (in languages that matter!) working alongside some of the most experienced offline content engineers out there.
We're an all-volunteer global collaborative that meets online about twice per month in service of developing world needs everywhere. We invite you too to join in this quite central task of shrinking/slicing/dicing the most eye-opening and edifying open content out there! Towards those (all of us!) who truly need Higher Learning...
- 1st Saturday of each month: we typically work on OpenStreetMap slices/techniques
- 3rd Saturday of each month: we typically work on Wikipedia slices/techniques
Other open content compression/distribution/design projects most welcome, including peer2peer mass-redistribution methods, medical/museum curatorial / quality engineering best practices, and rapid-deploy containerization technologies amp'ing up everyone's productivity!
Among the many ways to drive forward this work, will be a prominent Aug 13-18, 2017 OFF.NETWORK Hackathon, bringing together the best content engineering talent from the Kiwix and Internet-in-a-Box teams on both side of the Atlantic. Taking place in conjunction (and right after) Wikipedia's annual community meeting in Montreal this year.
ALL WELCOME: bring (or circulate) all your offline content ideas, Offliners Anonymous No Longer!