Many deployments use a school server. Some use the official OLPC XS, while others use homegrown boxes to serve content, updates, etc. The official OLPC XS School Server (currently at version 0.7) uses Moodle as its backbone. Even server admin scripts are hooked into the Moodle interface to run backups, manage theft deterrence and push updates.
The California Association of Independent Schools (http://caisca.org) has a series of events as part of its professional development program. I will be at one of their events representing OLPC San Francisco and the the OLPC project in general. From their site:
February 15, 2012 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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.
The group came together at SFSU's Downtown Campus on another beautiful October day. There were discussions in the various tracks about Etoys Kedama, Solar Installations and Start up Rsources. In the afternoon everyone came together to discuss OLPC Perceptions and the future of small deployments.
Contributed by Cherry Withers
Only in the OLPC-SF Summit will you get in one room:
The OLPC Community Summit started off Friday night with a Greet and Meet at San Francisco State University's Downtown Campus. The attendees gathered from numerous countries including the US, Haiti, Philipines, Belgium, France and more! Carol Silver, who leads the Afghanistan project, welcomed all the attendees and shares with them the Proclamation that October 22nd as One Laptop Per Child Day in San Francsico!
Many small deployments go unheard and unnoticed, but every single laptop out there counts. Each laptop is a potential beacon of learning. To that end, Bruce Baikie of Green WiFi is running a poster contest at the upcoming OLPC San Francisco Community Summit 2011. Take a look at the page, and submit a poster about your project or deployment. Use the provided templates or make your own.
Imagine a day without access to your computer? The One Laptop per Child San Francisco Bay Area community (olpcsf.org) sees to it that no child goes without a computer in under-developed countries and even shows them how to use and fix them. This is a community of volunteer educators, technologists, anthropologists, enthusiasts, champions and others.