For Australians -- Possible Paid Volunteer Opportunity to work on OLPC Project in Nepal

Bryan Berry bryan at
Tue Jun 30 03:43:44 EDT 2009

Open Learning Exchange Nepal, the NGO implementing the One Laptop Per
Child initiative in Nepal in cooperation with Nepali government, will
likely be participating in the Australian Youth Ambassador for
Development (AYAD) program. The AYAD program provides financial support
for Australians between ages 18-30 to work with local non-profit
organizations in less-developed countries.

The position at OLE Nepal is for a period of 12 months. We are looking
for a software engineer with considerable experience working with
open-source software, particularly fedora linux, python, and the LAMP
stack. The software engineer will help the OLE Nepal team develop
effective educational software (under MIT License), tune the OLPC XO's
underlying software, and supporting server-side components. The software
engineer's primary role will be too improve the abilities of OLE Nepal's
team of Nepali engineers. We especially are looking for an individual
with knowledge of how to manage open-source software projects, unit
testing, performance testing, build systems, etc. For more detail,
please see the attached document.

Formal applications for this position should start in August of 2009 and
the job would begin in February of 2010. Please see the attached
document and the site on how to

AYAD managers have not confirmed that OLE Nepal will participate in the
AYAD program but have encouraged us to circulate this notice to
potential candidates.

For more information about OLE Nepal and this position feel free to
contact me. Also, take a look at our website and
our blog

The AYAD program is only open to Australian nationals between the ages
of 18 and 30.

Bryan W. Berry
Technology Director
OLE Nepal,
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