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.
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.
Can't make it to San Francisco for the Community Summit? Send us your poster! We are currently accepting submissions for the 2013 Community Summit Poster Session. Submitting a poster is a great way to let others know about your project. Full details are available on the submission page.
Call for proposals for OLPC San Francisco Community Summit 2013 is now open! Sessions will be on Saturday, Oct 19th and Sunday, Oct 20th.
Mike Lee has been running conversational interviews with OLPC and Sugar volunteers from around the world. He is doing this under the banner of the "Unleash Kids" effort. It looks like Mike has mastered the art of Google Hangouts! Here's one he did with our very own Carol Ruth Silver and Mike Dawson of OLPC Afghanistan fame.
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
The Engadget Show 44 has featured OLPC among its other targets on education. Others include Google, LeapFrog, Adafruit, Sparkfun and more. First, I applaud Engadget for including OLPC in the mix. More importantly, the show includes OLPC's work in the US, especially in North Carolina through a series of projects run by the Knight Foundation.
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 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tahoe-LAFS