IN 5 MIN: Contributors Program Mtg! (Fri 2PM Boston time, #olpc-meeting)

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Fri Aug 14 13:55:01 EDT 2009

Please join us in 5min reviewing the latest OLPC/Sugar community 
projects over IRC Live Chat:  (2PM EDT Boston Time Friday)

Then type at bottom:
/join #olpc-meeting


* New projects & libraries -- teaching them Community Outreach:

* Which projects might you enjoy Mentoring?!

* Fast Review of the 3 latest (greatest!) HW/Project Proposals -- please
  join us advocating for and/or reviewing shortcomings of these proposals:

1. Waadookodaading OLPC/Ojibwe Laptop Library - Wisconsin, USA

   Requests 10 XO's over 9+ months

   Project Objectives:
   Provide Children in grades K - 5 with
   computers they can "check out" and take home with them.

   These activities could be monitored by the "check out"
   procedures themselves.

2. MMEduGamePack Project - Brazil (upcoming) (to be announced)

   Requests 4 XO's over 15 months

   Project Objectives:
   1 - Integrate SDL and OpenCV to provide a multimodal interface using 
the laptop integrated video camera.
   2 - Build a multimodal SDL library for basic multimodal input routines.
   3 - Create a parser to generate SDL or PyGame source code (C++ or 
   4 - Develop a package of Multimodal Educational Mini Games 
(initially, 4 games).
   5 - Simplify the design process for game developers.
   6 - Simplify and expand user interaction using a multimodal interface
   7 - Give to the poor children a chance to interact with multimodal 
educational games using XO machines.

3. OLPC Bayern Library - Munich/Munchen, Germany (SECONDARY REVIEW WITH 
REPAIR SHOP, after last week's conditional approval) (NEEDS REVISING)

   Requests 15 XO's over 18 months

   Project Objectives:
   Translate the english manuals into a German/understandable version.
   Examine the look and feel of the laptop and how to provide more
   useful online help on the laptop for the different target groups (eg.
   developer, child, teacher, other people...)
   Test the help and search for improve potential
   The idea of OLPC is good. To see what potential is possible in
   technical writer environment we will look on the system and
   seek to write useful help text for user.
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