We have now successfully completed the third workshop with all three communities. The third workshop was about unboxing and installing the technology together with the communities. Our aim was to diminish fears and possible reservations towards the applied technologies. Our approach was to familiarise the participants with the hardware, one of our local leads had the applications chosen by the communities onto the Raspberry Pi installed and gave a presentation with all details. A general understanding for the technology could be secured using the Unboxing-method. We have installed suitable applications on each of the three communities’ raspberry pis that match the individual needs of each community.
The Hälsa International community has now got the following three applications on their raspberry pis: Nextcloud, Lime Survey and Guestbook.
With the help of these applications the community members can establish their first contact with technology so that they can learn how to use it. Through these applications the community members get access to digital and technical education which may enable social participation.
Together with the Kantata Community we have decided on four applications that should be very useful for the specific needs of this community. Kantate community members now have access to Nextcloud, Etherpad, Guestbook and Lime Survey though their local network.They can use these applications to increase the visibility of the centre, by advertising projects and events, such as concerts or poetry slams. They can also develop digital exhibitions and organise events through the possibility of coworking.
For the Community members of Africa Coworkers we have also chosen three suitable applications that were installed on our raspberry pis: Nextcloud, Etherpad and Lime Survey. The community members can use these applications for working collaboratively and exchanging information and inspirations, such as articles, photos, videos, podcasts, links or blogs. This could enable the community to create a larger variety of educational programs.