[sugar] Postponement of XOCamp Event to January

Ed McNierney ed at laptop.org
Wed Oct 29 22:52:52 EDT 2008

We will continue planning and working on the projects we already know about
and understand.  Where we don't understand them or need more detail, we will
use the electronic means of discussion we normally use most of the time.
Much of our planning happens outside of conferences, and will continue to do
so.  It's clear that many developers see a lot of value in having a focused
face-to-face discussion, and this postponement will allow that to happen.
I'm hoping that scheduling this event adjacent to FUDCON will help increase
local participation in both events.

If there are specific topics that could benefit from online discussion or
presentations sooner rather than later, we can use the time during the week
of November 17th to have those discussions.  Or we can do them at other
times, too.

    - Ed

On 10/29/08 10:24 PM, "Korakurider" <korakurider at gmail.com> wrote:

> My understanding about the event was you discuss roadmap on future
> feature and scope of next major release.
> By this postponement how will your planning and development schedule
> be affected?
> /Korakurider
> On Thu, Oct 30, 2008 at 10:52 AM, Ed McNierney <ed at laptop.org> wrote:
>> Folks -
>> The OLPC XOCamp event being planned for November 17 ­ 21 is being postponed
>> until January, 2009.  The Fedora FUDCON conference is in Boston on January 9
>> - 11 , and we will be rescheduling to dates either immediately before or
>> immediately after that event.  I'd like to make that decision as soon as
>> possible, so if anyone knows of major reasons to choose one over the other,
>> please let me know.
>> Unlike the November event, participating OLPC staff and employees who do not
>> work in Cambridge will be traveling here to participate.  I hope this will
>> make the January event a more substantial and productive one for everyone,
>> despite the delay.
>>     - Ed
>> P.S. If you have previously forwarded announcements of the November event to
>> other mailing lists, please help us spread the word of the postponement to
>> those other lists.   But please take a moment to check those lists first so
>> we don't bombard them with multiple forwards; thanks.
>> Ed McNierney
>> VP, Software Development
>> One Laptop per Child
>> ed at laptop.org
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