Contributors Program Mtg NOW! (Fri 2PM Boston time, #olpc-meeting)

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Fri Jul 24 14:01:42 EDT 2009

Please join us (right now!) reviewing the latest OLPC/Sugar community 
projects over IRC Live Chat, 2PM EDT Boston Time Friday, right here 
right now :)

Then type at bottom:
/join #olpc-meeting


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

* Which projects might you enjoy Mentoring?!

* Fast Review of the 2 latest (greatest!) HW/Project Proposals -- please
  join us advocating for and/or reviewing shortcomings of these proposals:

1. OLPC-ADNEN Cameroun - Cameroon
    Capacity reinforcement, Monitoring and evaluation of primary schools 
equipped with XO by PAQUEP Project in environmental and computer 
literacy in the context of pedagogical integration of ICT

    Requests 10 XO's for 12 months

    General Objective: Contribute to the promotion, the pedagogic 
integration of XO and the participation of pupils and teachers in the 
protection of the environment in 12 primary schools of the the PAQUEB 
project an 6 other motivated schools of Adamaoua region.

    Specifique Objectives:
    1. Acquire one mobile library suitcase equip with 10 XO and 10 
guides which can be use simultaneously in several schools to spreading 
IT education by the project team.
    2. Contribute to the spreading of XO and Sugar environment in 12 
primary schools an initiate about 6351 pupils from class 1 to 6  of the 
PAQUEB Project and in 6 other motivated schools of the region.
    3. Not less than 6351 pupils and not less than 130 Teachers will be 
IT literate and will participate to the protection of the environment 
specifically the climate change in their council.
    4. Not less than 6351 productions (photos numeric, mini project, 
posters, point of view, small  articles on the  environmental protection 
and participation of pupil in projects…) are shared with students and 
pupils of others schools of our country and other countries via Internet 
and other means of spreading knowledge.
    5. Reinforce the pedagogic skills of teachers and the head masters 
of the 12 schools of the PAQUEB project and the 6 other motivated 
schools of the region.

2. REVISED - Wind Shear Detection for Small Airports - Northridge, 
California, USA

    Requests 4+ XO's for 12 months

    REVISED - Project Objectives:
    Both grad students and local public schools should contribute to the 
development and testing of an array of inexpensive sensors that, when 
placed around an airport, will automatically organize themselves into a 
mesh network that can detect and report wind shear:
    July 2009: determine hardware platform and peripherals, obtain same
    August – December 2009: work on network data exchange protocols, 
wind shear detection algorithms
    January – May 2010: system integration, testing, demonstrations
    June 2010: write, publish, wrap up.

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