Baobáxia is a community-built project to connect about 200 Brazilian quilombos to assist the interchange and preservation of traditional, community-built culture.
Carsten Agger

Carsten Agger

Length: Long Talk

Target Level: Intermediate

Target Audience: Integrator, Designer, Developer

Baobáxia is a community-built project to connect about 200 Brazilian quilombos to assist the interchange and preservation of traditional, community-built culture, under especially challenging conditions including remote locations without access to the Internet.

Baobáxia is built in Django with sqlite or postgres (middle-end) and Backbone,js (front-end) with a back-end in git-annex, which handle the synchronization between different nodes in the network.

We're currently considering the possibility of rewriting the system, e.g. with an API in Flask directly on top of git-annex, skipping the Django middleware, and a new front end in Angular.js.

The talk will present the system and the movement behind and will discuss the pros and the cons of the possible paths for future development.