Summer of Cyber Cafes!
By ZaraZaraL. Tuesday, June 15, 2010 10:27:04 AM
Summer is a good time to focus on off-campus activities, as you are away from school and university, and so are the students who would be attending your activities. Installations of Opera in cyber cafes are a great way to continue to make an impact in your school break, and to spread that impact beyond the campus and into your community!
Here's what to do:
* If you are travelling this summer and visiting an internet cafe to stay connected (or you simply pass a cafe during your trails), ask the cafe about installing Opera. You can give them a brief demonstration of the features, and even help them with the installation process. If you are successful, snap some photos and add a post about it to the Opera Campus Crew blog. You can also use that blog post to tell us about your vacation, and also show off some of your other holiday pictures!
* Staying close to home this summer? (Or having a shorter winter vacation like our friends in the southern hemisphere?) Approach internet cafes in your local community about installing Opera there, and as above take some photos and them to a post on the Campus Crew blog!
Follow the how-to guide for installing Opera in campus computer labs, as cafes have many of the same needs and interests as the networked environment of a computer lab. The lab manager page and system administration guide will also be helpful resources for you and the cafe managers you meet. You can check out some past case studies of lab installations in India, Nigeria, Indonesia and the Philippines.
After the installation you can ask to hang our internet cafe poster (right) inside to let users know about Opera's availability, leave flyers, or even give cafe managers an Opera t-shirt as a thank you gift. We can post these items to you, or to the cafe if you let us know their address.
The "Summer of Cyber Cafes" will run from June until the end of August, after which we'll see how many internet cafes we reached. If the initiative is a success, we might run it every year and see if we can out-do ourselves each summer!
Best of luck with your cyber cafe installations, we look forward to hearing all about the installations and what you're getting up to this vacation. Have a great summer, Opera Campus Crew!