Month: October 2008

Reconstructed on News 24.com

Reconstructed on News 24.com

After a very different day today started with a meeting with Dep of Social Development (collected letter of endorsement from Deputy Minister, DAS@MXit developers figured out the problem with the crash of server yesterday, I was welcomed with 2 interviews from local newspapers. However the day ended well with a wonderful article written by Alistair …

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Using MXit to empower communities – BizCommunity

Using MXit to empower communities – BizCommunity

An article written by Sindy Peters appeared in BizCommunity today. Using MXit to empower communitiesBy: Sindy Peters Using the mobile instant messaging platform MXit, Marlon Parker, an information technology lecturer at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology, has over the past seven months initiated a rehabilitation programme for drug addicts in the Cape Flats region …

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Today will be the test of the 3000

Today will be the test of the 3000

Today will be a landmark in the Drug Advice and Support on MXit project as we’ll be testing our new DAS systems interface. After an exciting weekend and breaking the 3000 contacts barrier we are looking forward seeing what lies ahead in this journey seeing lives being transformed and reconstructed. I will keep you updated …

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27 Dinner Tonight

27 Dinner Tonight

We will be presenting at the 27Dinner event in Cape Town tonight. This is an event to network with other individuals who are engaging in technology and will be beneficial to the reconstructed project. We hope to meet more people with passion to empower communities using technology.

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DAS@MXit on Morning Live

DAS@MXit on Morning Live

Yesterday morning the Reconstructed project had the privilege to be on SABC 2 Morning Live. It was a great opportunity to present the Drug Advice and Support on MXit (DAS@MXit) to the rest of the nation. We never knew what implications this would have until we saw the response in our system. Within 5 minutes …

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Reconstructed team using The Grid

Reconstructed team using The Grid

The Reconstructed team have begun using The Grid after attending a presentation by Vincent_Maher. They intend using it as a means to connect but also support one another. Will keep you updated how they find this technology and using it as part of the reconstruction process.

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10th CPUT Annual Media Conference

10th CPUT Annual Media Conference

Today the Reconstructed teamn attended the CPUT 10th Media Conference in Cape Town. The conference was hosted by the Faculty of Informatics and Design, Public Relations Department. The programme was filled with exciting speakers Charl Norman (Blueworld Communities), Melissa Attree, Tim Shier (Quirk), Vincent Maher (Vodacom),Jayne Morgan (Podcart) and Peter Greenwall (author of Logical Stupidity: …

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Mom 2.0 sending first emails

Mom 2.0 sending first emails

With the buzz around the Mom 2.0 and the women who are using technology to empower other women and children, today was an exciting time for many of the ladies as they started with the first phase of their cafe sessions. One of the key elements of empowerment using technology is the Communication pillar. The …

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