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10 Days of Sex, Drugs, MXit and ISLabs

Source: Marlon Parker


Today marked the 10th day since we’ve moved our Drug Advice Support (DAS) service over to JamiiX in collaboration with MXit. It was also an opportunity for JamiiX to test out its new Virtual Machines provided by our hosting partnerISLabs. The partnership with ISLabs really brought much better performance to the DAS service therefore allowing us to enhance the support to people in need. Over the past ten days the service had an average of 8 counsellors available for each session (3 hours a day) with each taking care of 49 conversations during such a session. This collaboration with MXit and ISLabs not only provided us the opportunity to increase our support numbers but also allowed us to expand on functionallity of the JamiiX innovation. Although we still have some ground to make, we are enjoying this journey of making a difference in the lives of thousands thanks to the RLabs and Impact Direct counsellors (See image), MXit and ISLabs we were able to achieve the following in ten days:

Number of Conversations: 3953

Number of Messages: 22731

Over the next few weeks we will be introducing a number of social services being launched on the JamiiX platform in South Africa and in other parts of the world. Special thanks to MXit, RLabs, ISLabs and Impact Direct for impacting lives for good.

Betavine Social Exchange,Cape Town

The RLABS staff attended an exciting workshop/conference yesterday hosted by Betavine at the Sunlight Studios, in Cape Town. There were some well known people such as Peter from Cell Life with whom we at RLABS are well familiar with. The workshop went around mobile technology and the way forward in this fast growing industry.

Marlon Parker from RLABS was the keynote speaker

The keynote speaker for the day was none other than our boss, Marlon Parker from RLABS. He spoke around current projects that are running within RLABS using mobile technology. Up next was Gustav Praekelt from Praekelt Foundation an African non profit organisation who did a live demo for us about their latest technology.

After that it was time for the real work to start and there was certain challenges presented to us by Steve Bollock from Betavine. We had to do coding and find solutions for these problems. It was a long, but very productive day as the inspirational juices started to flow.

Working on our challenge

At the end of the developing session it was time for all the groups to present. The group with the best coding and solution was up to win 6 cell phones sponsored by Nokia. The presenting went well and although my group did not win I was impressed at all the cool things that were developed in just a few hours.

I was honoured to be in the presence of all these smart individuals for an entire day .I am really looking forward to more workshops such as these and most of all to learn more about technology and how I can add to the Social Media community .

Thank you Betavine for a great day.


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