Inveneo Rachel Pi Archives

Join Our Engineering Team and Volunteer with Inveneo!

  1. Posted by Inveneo on September 14, 2015 in the categories: News

Are you interested in digital content for both hardware and software? Do you live in San Francisco or the Bay Area? Inveneo could be looking for YOU!

5499255205_16f6c2980a_bInveneo is investigating new and innovative technologies to deliver digital content to rural schools in developing regions which are off-the-power grid and have no Internet connection. Two technologies we would like hands-on help with include Outernet and Rachel Pi.

The work would entail:

  • setting up the hardware and software of these systems
  • testing their approach, benefits, and limitations
  • investigating (from a software approach) how to integrate these systems together to work in a rural school

We ask the volunteer to work a minimum of five (5) hours per week, primarily in the San Francisco office. The individual would work directly under the Engineering Department, and additional comprehensive work may be requested for ICT support. This position could continue after the initial research is completed.

Please send your resume and a brief cover letter to Jana Melpolder if you would like to apply. Applicants will be accepted on a rolling basis.

Internship Opening for Spring Computer Science Initiatives: ICT4D – Offline Digital Library and Content

  1. Posted by Inveneo on January 28, 2015 in the categories: Jobs, News

Inveneo is accepting applications for a spring internship position to assist in creating an Offline Digital Library Project targeted for small Pacific island schools.

Deadline March 15th, 2014

InternshipPhotoThis internship program is an international development initiative, with the objective of using Information and Communication Technology (ICT) to foster education in primary schools.

The principal development impacts are anticipated to be:

1) Empowerment of the rural schools and youth through increased and affordable access to information and communication tools

2) Developed leadership and skills in ICT4D

2015 marks the second year of Inveneo’s internship program focused on ICT and the emerging regions of the world. Inveneo is unique in its scope and approach to connecting those who need it most, with ICT4D work carried out in over 30 countries including in Oceania, Haiti, and across Sub-Saharan Africa.

Internship Description

The main work would be focused on improvement to the Rachel Pi server to meet project needs in the Pacific Islands, specifically in the Philippines, Micronesia, and Vanuatu.

Key areas of focus are:

  1. Porting Rachel Pi software (linux based) from Raspberry Pi hardware to Banana Pi hardware
  2. Web-based interface for Rachel Pi to add new content
  3. Program for easy creation of micro SD card with new content by non-computer science people
  4. Captive portal feature added to Rachel Pi server OS/Web interface

The position will be based in Inveneo’s San Francisco, CA office. The goal will be about four hours per week at the Inveneo office in San Francisco.

Qualifications:

A strong academic record with a minimum of 3.0 GPA

Proven ability in Linux and web server skills

Ability to work effectively independently

Application Details

To apply for this internship, please send a cover letter and resume/CV to Inveneo’s Media Manager Jana Melpolder, and include “Spring Internship” in the subject line.

Selected candidates will be contacted by email to schedule a phone interview.

Deadline for applications is March 15, 2014. Good luck!