Coffee table books

Submitted by sverma on Sat, 2014-02-22 19:23

Coffee. I'm a fan! I have a coffee table at home as well, although my kids use it to stage their Lego handiwork, so it's hardly used as a coffee table. Whether you have a coffee table or not, here are three versions of a coffee table book that we produced for various community summits. These books were given away as raffle prizes, but these are also for anyone to purchase. The pricing is at cost, as determined by Blurb, the press that produces the paper copies. Pick a softcover version, or a hardcover with a dust jacket.

Creativity and constraints

Submitted by sverma on Sun, 2014-02-16 11:53

Back in 2012, we gave all attendees of the OLPC SF Community Summit 2012 a bag of lenses, some sticky tape and other ways to place a tiny lens on top of the XO's fixed-focus camera and convert the Telescope activity into a microscope like magnifier. The lens itself came from a decorative acrylic cabochon priced at about 2 cents a piece! You can read more about the Tuk Lens Kit here.

Happy sixth!

Submitted by sverma on Thu, 2014-01-02 11:49

Happy new year! May 2014 bring good deeds and cheer :-)

Join us on the 11th of January 2014 (10 AM to 1 PM) for our sixth birthday! We will have cake, along with updates, a plan for this year, and some demos. See you on the 11th!



The Hour of Code experience

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

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.


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