Friday, May 23, 2008

Research Day Presentation and MXit

Today we had the opportunity to introduce the project and the work we are doing to the rest of the researchers at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology. We got a presentation slot and Brent Williams and Bradley Naidoo joined me as guest speakers. The response was overwhelming and so much more we can do. Also got feedback from the conference organisers for the WWW-ZA 2008 conference that 4 of our research papers with 4th year students were accepted for the conference. Now to do the final drafts of our papers.

MXit testing is still continuing and I've managed to get 4 other users on the system to test it. We will be taking it to a school shortly. The idea is to have the MXit drug counselling service introduced to schools throughout the Western Cape.

Sunday, May 18, 2008


Today we looked at posting videos on YouTube and how this can be used as part of a blog. This was a workshop that we had alot of engagement from the Impact Team. They we able to record video clips with their mobile phones and upload it to YouTube.

Here is one of the stories of the Impact Team: