Wednesday Jun 19
17:45 –

Energy and Education Access for Remote Communities


There are 1.3 Billion people in the world living in darkness. Most of these communities don't even know what a light bulb is and are dependent on kerosene lamps for their lighting needs.

In an age where we cannot live without electricity for one minute, where we are connected to the world every second, there are still a billion people whose life comes to a stop once the sun sets. The children are not able to study and even eating dinner is hard in complete darkness.

How can technology enable these communities to have access to clean energy and enjoy the same light that you and I do back in our homes? How can we leverage technology to allow students with access to education and provide them the same opportunities as a student in New York or London?

What will the audience learn from this talk?
How we bring electricity into the rural parts of the Himalaya.

Does it feature code examples and/or live coding?

Prerequisite attendee experience level:
Level 100

software sustainability