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Julian Harty 
Selenium conference 2014 
Contact me: julianharty@gmail.com 
Creative Commons License 
This presentation by ...
2 India 1,182,105,000[1] 
32 Kenya 40,862,900 
61 Chile 17,094,270 
[1] Includes data from Jammu and Kashmir (India-admini...
ž During a visit to Western Kenya Oct 2012 
ž Schools without classrooms, books, paper 
or electricity 
ž Many orphans ...
ž Food 
ž School buildings 
ž Writing materials 
My burning question: 
“What happens after they leave school?” 
[1] Als...
Building on what I know 
ž 34 years working as an engineer with 
technology 
ž 24*7 Operations 
ž Global users 
ž Engi...
ž I’m combining the brilliant work of others 
ž Raspberry Pi team 
ž Khan Academy & Learning Equality 
ž Kiwix 
ž Wik...
ž Agile concepts: 
• Monthly iterations 
• Retrospectives 
ž Start small & inexpensively 
ž Maximise learning through d...
ž Virtually all software Free & Opensource 
ž Content free to share 
ž Ability to modify, co-create, enhance, …
Kindle project 
6 schools each with a Kindle Feb 2013 
7th school & more devices Summer 2013 
Zoombinis in Indian schools ...
ž I need their commitment & feedback 
ž Help them learn competencies 
ž Contributions in growth stage 
Example Monthly ...
Dadaab refugee camp 
ž Kenya 
ž 11 schools with Kindles 
ž 3 with Android Tablets + Raspberry Pi 
ž Dadaab has a Solar...
Santiago 
ž Launched 9 tablets + Pi in OPTE School 
ž Worked with EnseñaChile (teach first) 
ž Met Ministry of Educatio...
And other equipment
150 Nexus 7’s donated by Google 
60 Kenya 
15 Chile 
75 India 
Android Tablets & Raspberry Pi’s
ž Mobile Phone ‘power packs’ 
ž Solar Panels (3w to 7 w) 
ž 4-port USB chargers 
ž …?
ž Inexpensive off-the-shelf parts 
ž Open content & open source 
ž Test diverse alternatives 
ž Seek simplicity 
ž Me...
ž Ask professional teachers 
ž Discuss and publish 
ž Read extensively
And other stuff
ž Code does stuff 
ž Text & other resources communicate 
ž Contents are the essence of what users need 
• Wikipedia 
• ...
Application Home on Android tablets in Chile 
RACHEL homepage 
viewed in Android 
web browser
ž Google Volunteer Days 
• KA-Lite automated tests for synchronisation 
ž Wikimedia Hackathon Zurich 
• Kiwix Android bu...
Bug-Fest @ Selenium Conference 
ž 114 bugs filed (1 already closed) 
ž # test automation created 
ž # contributions alr...
ž Translations for the apps 
• Kiwix 
• Khan Academy Lite (ka-lite) 
ž Translation and localisation of materials 
ž Sug...
http://kusaidiamwalimu.org 
julianharty@gmail.com 
Helping to enable people to live better lives through 
appropriate use ...
ž The Rachel Project 
• http://rachel.worldpossible.org/ 
ž Khan Academy Lite 
• https://learningequality.org/ka-lite/ 
...
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Julian Harty presented this keynote at the Selenium Conf 2014 Bangalore where he shared his experience of how he is combining the brilliant work of others like žRaspberry Pi team, žKhan Academy & Learning Equality, žKiwix, žWikipedia contributors and žRACHEL project to provide educational content to schools in India, Kanye and Chile.

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Bringing Bug Free Education to the World

  1. 1. Julian Harty Selenium conference 2014 Contact me: julianharty@gmail.com Creative Commons License This presentation by Julian Harty is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/deed.en_US Rev: 12 Sep 2014 added several notes & references slide.
  2. 2. 2 India 1,182,105,000[1] 32 Kenya 40,862,900 61 Chile 17,094,270 [1] Includes data from Jammu and Kashmir (India-administered), Azad Kashmir (Pakistan-administered), and Aksai Chin (PRC-administered). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_population_in_2010 https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/9/91/Winkel_triple_projection_SW.jpg/600px-Winkel_triple_projection_SW.jpg
  3. 3. ž During a visit to Western Kenya Oct 2012 ž Schools without classrooms, books, paper or electricity ž Many orphans (estimated 1/3) ž Many un(der) qualified teachers ž Excellent 3G coverage ž My Amazon Kindle
  4. 4. ž Food ž School buildings ž Writing materials My burning question: “What happens after they leave school?” [1] Also an Eli Goldratt book title
  5. 5. Building on what I know ž 34 years working as an engineer with technology ž 24*7 Operations ž Global users ž Engineering systems that continue functioning, reliably even when the pieces aren’t TCP/IP
  6. 6. ž I’m combining the brilliant work of others ž Raspberry Pi team ž Khan Academy & Learning Equality ž Kiwix ž Wikipedia contributors ž RACHEL project ž …
  7. 7. ž Agile concepts: • Monthly iterations • Retrospectives ž Start small & inexpensively ž Maximise learning through diversity
  8. 8. ž Virtually all software Free & Opensource ž Content free to share ž Ability to modify, co-create, enhance, …
  9. 9. Kindle project 6 schools each with a Kindle Feb 2013 7th school & more devices Summer 2013 Zoombinis in Indian schools July 2013 6 schools, pupils teach peers Jan 2014 WorldReader contents Feb 2014 11 schools with Kindles July 2014 ž 3G WiFi ž ‘UPS’ power for Raspberry Pi’s ž Solar, Solar, Solar power ž Tablets + Raspberry Pi’s
  10. 10. ž I need their commitment & feedback ž Help them learn competencies ž Contributions in growth stage Example Monthly Report from School in Oyugis
  11. 11. Dadaab refugee camp ž Kenya ž 11 schools with Kindles ž 3 with Android Tablets + Raspberry Pi ž Dadaab has a Solar powered Pi
  12. 12. Santiago ž Launched 9 tablets + Pi in OPTE School ž Worked with EnseñaChile (teach first) ž Met Ministry of Education Punta Arenas ž 3 schools ž Met Regional Government
  13. 13. And other equipment
  14. 14. 150 Nexus 7’s donated by Google 60 Kenya 15 Chile 75 India Android Tablets & Raspberry Pi’s
  15. 15. ž Mobile Phone ‘power packs’ ž Solar Panels (3w to 7 w) ž 4-port USB chargers ž …?
  16. 16. ž Inexpensive off-the-shelf parts ž Open content & open source ž Test diverse alternatives ž Seek simplicity ž Measure, test, gather data & evidence… ž Collaborate & share
  17. 17. ž Ask professional teachers ž Discuss and publish ž Read extensively
  18. 18. And other stuff
  19. 19. ž Code does stuff ž Text & other resources communicate ž Contents are the essence of what users need • Wikipedia • Videos • Exercises • eBooks • … ž All need to be of sufficient quality, relevant and understood
  20. 20. Application Home on Android tablets in Chile RACHEL homepage viewed in Android web browser
  21. 21. ž Google Volunteer Days • KA-Lite automated tests for synchronisation ž Wikimedia Hackathon Zurich • Kiwix Android build fixes & much more ž Selenium Conference Bangalore • Finding bugs • Automated tests
  22. 22. Bug-Fest @ Selenium Conference ž 114 bugs filed (1 already closed) ž # test automation created ž # contributions already https://github.com/Bug-Bash/selenium-kiwix
  23. 23. ž Translations for the apps • Kiwix • Khan Academy Lite (ka-lite) ž Translation and localisation of materials ž Suggesting apps, contents, etc. ž Helping production-ize equipment, configurations & code
  24. 24. http://kusaidiamwalimu.org julianharty@gmail.com Helping to enable people to live better lives through appropriate use of [mobile] technologies
  25. 25. ž The Rachel Project • http://rachel.worldpossible.org/ ž Khan Academy Lite • https://learningequality.org/ka-lite/ ž Khan Academy • https://www.khanacademy.org ž Raspberry Pi computer • http://www.raspberrypi.org ž Salman Khan’s book: • The One World School House – education reimagined ž The Chennai Education Centre • http://www.tcec-kfi.org

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