The Hour of Code experience

Submitted by sverma on Sat, 2013-12-28 00:33

Code.org and Computer Science Education Week organized an event two weeks ago called "Hour of Code", where they proposed that every school in the US spend one hour to get  their feet wet and understand the concept of code. The event was fairly well-organized, with enough information and handouts for teachers, parents, and principals and several tutorials for K-12. I decided to organize a "Hour of Code" event at my kid's school in San Francisco.

All done with OLPC San Francisco Community Summit 2013

Submitted by sverma on Wed, 2013-12-04 19:00

We are all wrapped up with the summit! All attendees have returned. Some have even gone on to attend the OLPC BaseCamp event in Malaysia. All the photos are uploaded. So are the videos of interviews and the hangout session at the closing party. Find all the media at http://www.olpcsf.org/CommunitySummit2013/media

UNESCO Conference on ICT & Education 2013, Curaçao

Submitted by sverma on Fri, 2013-09-13 07:24

I'll be presenting and running a couple of workshops at the UNESCO Conference on ICT & Education 2013 in Curaçao. The first workshop will focus on the overall report and update of OLPC and Sugar worldwide (that's a wide footprint!). The second will focus on the server/micro-cloud backend for content management, system monitoring and learning analytics.

An open-source t-shirt

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Submitted by adborden on Mon, 2013-09-02 12:44

If you've ever attended the OLPC-SF Community Summit, you're familiar with the t-shirts that we give to all attendees. In the past, we've had a volunteer step up to create the design which has worked out well but we've always wanted to encourage openness and collaboration where possible. After all, this is a Community Summit. Which is why this year, we are hosting a T-shirt Design Collaboration to get more involvement from the community in the open-source spirit.

The upcoming XO Tablet: A parent's perspective

Submitted by sverma on Tue, 2013-07-09 17:56

Every afternoon, when I go to pick up my daughters from school, I ask them "What did you do in school today?" Several years into the ritual, it has become a habitual question now, and I get varying degrees of responses from them, depending on their mood, and what they feel like sharing. To me, it's of paramount importance to hear it from them. At least until they stop sharing with me smiley

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