The Quigney Internet Cafe- Computer Centre July 2011
2011-07-26 13:06 by Robin Roberts
We now have an internet Cafe in East London three blocks for the ocean. The Quiney area is known for it's abundance of Universtiy students who live in the area and attend Fort Hare University. It is also a older area and many people have relocated to the East London area of the Quigney from other African countries. The clients are educated, diverse and sophisticated, a interesting mix. Our aim is to promote voice over IP, skype can be used freely in place of expensive cellphine calls, locally and internationally, especially to other African countries. Our staff will be teaching Hilltop's accrediated computer literacy course and in the process wiill offer information and tutorials on the benifits of Open Source Programs.Hilltop's new centre offers a variety of services from interent use to faxing, typing serivces in a comfotable and unigue enviroment.
Women in IT Skype conference to Afghanistan October 2010
2011-07-25 14:58 by Robin Roberts
Hilltop's women techincians, Nozuko Mgwebi and Ms. Booi where trained in the Open Source technology by Han Peter and Franz Apple. They were invited by Hans Peter to be apart of a Skype training where Hilltop's two techinicans met in the conference centre of East London's news publisher the Daily Dispatch. There they gave instruction on how to set up a Open Source centre to Farshad a IT manager in a village community, where IT information is becomming apart of life in some parts of Afghanistan, as a way to empower and educate. It was an honor and a real achievement for Hilltops women in IT to be able to share this information exchange to assist those in Afganistan.
Open Source Training- IJGD Hilltop Volunteers September 2010
2011-07-23 14:26 by Robin Roberts
Our volunteers from Germany arrived in Septmeber 2010 to be apart of a exclusive Open Source training with our partners from Linux 4 Afrika. Hans Peter and Franz Apple offered a 5 week workshop in Hilltops conference room to educate Hilltops newest volunteers and IT staff on the lastest Open Source programs. Learning the new information was a real challange at first and also for the IJGD volunteers having to adapt to African culture and customs. Once on location at their projects we where able to install and use this new knowledge, as a result of this successful training, Hilltop and it's partners schools, set up 5 computer centres programmed with Open Source pograms in rural village schools and in township locations.