The Mission

Recherche Tech, with its My sCool Server offering aims to usher in a socioeconomic revolution by making computer literacy and therefore digital inclusion affordable and achievable across all strata of society.

The Motivation

Herein, below we briefly present the key factors that lead to the innovation of the My sCool Server and which keep us motivated towards our mission.

Computer literacy in India is at an abysmal low of < 7%.

Minimum 500 million youth shall be entering the workforce in the next decade.

At least 70% of jobs shall need skilled labour and at a minimum 50% of these will require computer literacy of varying levels.

To fuel this mammoth demand, the government, the industries and all stakeholders shall need innovative, yet affordable solutions.

Imparting education using Linux, hence the open source ecosystem has its manifold benefits including freedom to choose, innovate and scale. This is apart from the several financial benefits. With the rapid adoption of Linux and its variants in industries, it becomes imperative to provide quality education around this ecosystem. All the more, the infrastructure demands of the Linux ecosystem are not very daunting. It can be easily deployed on most existing infrastructure or can be provisioned for at a relatively low cost. Acknowledging these facts, most educational bodies have made Linux a part of the curriculum. But, as is true of any change, resistance and hurdles are imperative. Hence, with the premise that Linux is the way forward, we need the best and fastest method to disseminate lessons around this ecosystem.

My sCool Server, an open source product, very well addresses all challenges. It presents the next generation in computing and learning convenience for schools and students alike. It utilizes proven open source technologies namely, LTSP, Ubuntu LTS and several others to achieve this. These are the same technologies that have already empowered numerous schools and millions of students around the globe but now put together in a never before avatar.

It has been custom built and packaged, keeping in mind the challenges that the administrators and students face in the wake of an ever evolving, fast-paced literary landscape. It is for those who do not compromise on the quality of tools they use to educate the next generation of our world.

The Vision

Recherche Tech aspires to be the leader in innovative, affordable and inclusive application of open source IT in the educational segment.

 

Recherche is an adjective, meaning rare, exotic or obscure. Recherche Tech LLP has come into existence with the sole purpose of bringing the exotic and obscure technologies to the forefront with the help of deep research and innovation to benefit the masses.

The Team

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Shrenik Bhura

Co-Founder, CEO

Shrenik has over a decade of experience in satisfying customers while delivering solutions based on the opensource eco-system ranging from infrastructure to ERP at his firm Intelliant. An ardent lean process practitioner, open source evangelist, thorough technocrat and a serial entrepreneur, over the years he has also helped a few startups find their footing with his technical acumen. His core strengths are an ability to identify the latent potential in ideas, perseverance and quality delivery.

Recherche Tech LLP is his first stride into the education segment and My sCool Server is the product that he is determined to take to every school that deserves to be empowered. For him this is a beginning of a revolution that shall change the way the masses embrace computing at school and at work.

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Jigish Gohil

Co-Founder, Chief Product Architect

For Jigish, no technical challenge in the Linux system administration domain is big enough with proven skills at his own firm Cyberorg Info for over a decade. He is always ready to help and a role model for those aspiring to build a career around open source consulting.

Some of his amazing creations are openSUSE Education Li-f-e: Linux for Education distribution and KIWI-LTSP: Linux Terminal Server using Kiwi imaging technology which also form the core of his brain-child – the My sCool Server.

A GSOC 2008 mentor and visiting faculty at Maharaja Sayajirao University of Vadodara, his name is synonymous with Linux in Vadodara. We would ‘unofficially’ and proudly attribute to him the record of maximum number of single handed Linux installations in his town.

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Manoj Dhadha

Co-Founder, COO

Manoj, a diamond export merchant by profession for almost two decades, possesses strong financial analysis and negotiation skills. Entrepreneurship is in his blood-line and has immense on-field experience traversing the challenging business environment of the domestic markets. He is an excellent people person, patient listener and loves to travel and explore the outdoors.

He loves to play with gadgets and does not shy away from meddling with the latest in tech. With My sCool Server at Recherche Tech LLP, he is converting this love for technology into serious business. A doting father to two growing sons, he is very well aware of the challenges and importance of imparting quality education in today’s world.