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OLPC SF 8th anniversary

Submitted by sverma on Fri, 01/08/2016 - 13:01

OLPC San Francisco is eight years old! We will be hosting our monthly meeting Saturday, January 9th, from 10AM - 1PM at the downtown SFSU campus, 835 Market Street, 5th floor, Room 597 (the fishbowl).

Agenda

Harmonic Effect

Submitted by sverma on Sat, 03/14/2015 - 23:03

One of my old-time hobbies has been the open reel tape recorder. I'm a big fan!

Magnetic tape adds a certain "warmth" to the music. It seems this effect comes from the harmonic effect generated as the tape slides past the tape head. People like this effect so much, that modern-day digital music editors come with "tape effect plugins" for popular tape and decks.

In-person, online or both?

Submitted by sverma on Sat, 08/09/2014 - 15:33

We are getting ready to set up the annual community summit (2014 will be the sixth such summit) and we've made a significant change to the way we organize it. This year, we will be running an online and an in-person event. The summit will be held October 17 to 19, 2014. You can either be here with us in-person, or be online and attend! Let us know what your thinking is at this time, so we can organize accordingly.

Take the poll and help us plan!

Google Hangout from OLPC SF June 2014 meeting

Submitted by sverma on Mon, 06/23/2014 - 11:04

Thanks to Mike Lee, a recording of the Google Hangout from our June 2014 meeting is up on Youtube. Clearly there are better ways of managing Google Hangouts, and clearly I don't know most of these, so once again, thanks to Mike Lee for saving the day! For the parts of the session on XOVis, you can see a blog post at http://www.olpcsf.org/node/208, and get slides from http://www.slideshare.net/sverma/xovis-analyticsvisualizationsugarolpc-3... .

It's alive!

Submitted by sverma on Wed, 03/19/2014 - 09:00

Given the recent excitement of dead/alive discussions about OLPC and olpc, I've put together a short set of questions to help assess where the "organization" is. By organization, I don't mean a company or an institution, but the organization in general. The questions are about mission, vision, strengths, and so on.

Here's the survey.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1Nm5Tgm7HNRgySAAvvXOXE4l9OSiZMMbUCKhQokQD8n0/viewform

Coffee table books

Submitted by sverma on Sat, 02/22/2014 - 19:23

Coffee. I'm a fan! I have a coffee table at home as well, although my kids use it to stage their Lego handiwork, so it's hardly used as a coffee table. Whether you have a coffee table or not, here are three versions of a coffee table book that we produced for various community summits. These books were given away as raffle prizes, but these are also for anyone to purchase. The pricing is at cost, as determined by Blurb, the press that produces the paper copies. Pick a softcover version, or a hardcover with a dust jacket.

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