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Summit'ing the community for a while now

Submitted by sverma on Fri, 2013-09-27 13:52

I looked back into the pictures from the years past. On a whim, we did a poster based on the OLPC Austria design. We left the inside blank, in the hopes that the community would come and fill it. And fill it, they did!

Here are the posters from 2010, 2011 and 2012. We'll have one this year as well. Be here and personalize it!

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.

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

Tahoe-LAFS on the XO-4 Touch

Submitted by sverma on Sun, 2013-06-16 23:44

File this under the "because I can" section. A while ago, when looking for replacements to Dropbox, I came across Tahoe-LAFS. A least authority file system, where your data is uploaded to a set of servers, where they all have pieces, encrypted before the upload by you, and a bare minimum is needed to recover the original. More details at

Doodling on the XO-4 Touch

Submitted by sverma on Wed, 2013-05-08 23:25

I was simply doodling on the XO-4 Touch. One thing led to another, and before I knew, I was adjusting brush sizes, mixing colors and finger-painting away. Given that the "touch" is based on infrared LEDs and photodiodes, the resolution and response is impressive - even for a terrible finger-painter like me!

Hint: I think those are really tall Redwood trees :-)


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