OLPC SF Community Summit 2011 - Thank you!
The community summit is finally over. I think Tuukka Hastrup was the last of the attendees (he stayed back for "Books in Browsers" event) and I saw him off at the BART station on Monday, so its finally over :-) I hope you all have arrived back at your homes safely. Thank you all for coming. This event happens because you attend. This event *is* you, and we are all very happy to be able to host it.
Thank you, San Francisco Mayor Edwin Lee for declaring October 22, 2011 as One Laptop per Child Day in San Francisco!
I'd like to thank the College of Business at SF State for being such a gracious host, in particular Dean Caran Colvin's support. I'd also like to thank Yuliana Diestel, our downtown location coordinator who manages all the "behind the scenes" bookings, shipping/receiving, reserving the loading dock, and a whole bunch of other coordination. Without Yuli this would be very hard to pull off. Of course "Thank you" to Aaron Anderson (Director, Graduate Programs) and the entire SFSU Downtown Center staff for being so supportive.
Then, there is the student volunteer crew who manage registration, t-shirts, stickers, cranks, and all the other stuff, in addition to making coffee, moving things back and forth from storage. Thank you, IMSA volunteers!
Finally, there is the organizing committee with (in no particular order):
- Carol Ruth Silver (representing the Mayor's office and registration packets)
- June Kleider (Friday and Sunday parties and hosting a bunch at their house!!!)
- Alex Kleider (OLPC SF chauffeur and Telescope hack)
- Tanya Kleider (catering, keeping OLPC'ers in line)
- Elizabeth Krumbach (Website)
- Grant Bowman (Website)
- Travis Axtell (Swag and Coffee)
- Cherry Withers (Swag, Cookies, and scheduling)
- Robert Howard (swag and scheduling)
- Nina Stawski (The t-shirt design is hers)
- SJ Klein (Boston support for a variety of things)
- Adam Holt (Rallying the troops!)
- Julie Blaustein (Photos, marketing, social media, and pres releases)
- Sally Swope (marketing and press releases)
- Bruce Baikie (Poster contest)
- Aaron Borden (web, registration packets)
- Abhijit Pendyal (organizing IMSA volunteers)
- Sameer Verma (stuff)
And all of you who came to the event and made it meaningful.
Until next time...