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This user is a Senior student– Bachelor of Electronics and Communication Engineering at the Netaji Subhas Institute of Technology
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Ankur Verma

Intern (May'08 - July'08), One Laptop Per Child, Cambridge, U.S.

Areas of involvement

  • Deployment at Katha Khazana, a school setup by Katha organization in a slum community at New Delhi. [1] [2]
  • SMS Connectivity: A way to deliver short text messages to mobile devices[3]
  • Rural (Low cost) connectivity with Modems [4]
  • Summer of Content -- an internship program co-organized by OLPC and COL. [5]


Email: ankur at laptop dot org

IRC: ankur on #olpc, #sugar


Weekly Updates

Week 29th May - 6th June

  • Internship started from 29th May.
  • Started learning about working with modems on linux
  • Updated XO_with_USB_Cellular_Modem with steps to work with Franklin Modem

Week 9th June - 13th June

  • Added updated scripts to XO_with_USB_Cellular_Modem
  • Along with Daniel Drake and Chris Carrick, Worked on setting up of school server and demonstrated it at Grassroots bootcamp at Cambridge, MA - OLPC headquarters (1CC)
  • Attended Grassroots Jam at New York.

Week 16th June - 20th June

  • Worked on Internet Connectivity of XO with Sierra Wireless Modem and Sprint wireless modem.

Week 21st June - 28th June

  • Worked on Motorola T-mobile Modem. Updated wiki page.
  • Updated [6] page with server connectivity using modems

30th June - 10th July

Imagine Cup world finals at Paris, France

13th July - 19th July

  • Set up XO as OLPC SMS Gateway using SMS Server tools

21st July - 26th July

  • Integrated SMS capability to Chat activity on XO


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