NOW! Contributors Program Mtg (#olpc-meeting, 2PM Boston Time, Friday)

Holt holt at laptop.org
Fri Feb 5 14:25:09 EST 2010


Please all join us right now reviewing the latest OLPC/Sugar community 
projects over IRC Live Chat:
http://forum.laptop.org/chat

Then type at bottom:
/join #olpc-meeting


AGENDA:

* Fast Review of the 5 latest (greatest!) HW/Project Proposals -- please
 join us advocating for, and/or reviewing shortcomings of these proposals:

 1. Testing 1.5 - Greece
 2. English for Everybody - Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia
 3. Testing/constructing new Sugar on top of F11 - Munich, 
Germany/Massachusetts
 4. GeoGebra, world-wide mathematics software - Linz, Austria
 5. Promotional XO - The Netherlands / Nepal

* Which projects might you enjoy Mentoring below?!
 http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Projects
 http://rt.laptop.org/Search/Results.html?Query=Queue=%27contributors%27

* New projects & libraries -- teaching them Community Outreach:
 http://wiki.laptop.org/go/XO_Laptop_Lending_Libraries


1. Testing 1.5 - Greece
   http://rt.laptop.org/Ticket/Display.html?id=56928
   [SPECIFIC SITE NEEDS TO BE POSTED OFF 
http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Projects ] 
 
   Requests 1 XO 1.5 "not prototype" over undetermined months

   Project Objectives:
   Alpha testing, debugging, developing and getting "playing" feedback 
from an 11-year old


2. English for Everybody - Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia
   http://rt.laptop.org/Ticket/Display.html?id=56932
   [SPECIFIC SITE NEEDS TO BE POSTED OFF 
http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Projects ]

   Requests 10 XOs over 12 months

   Project Objectives:
   Since we are teachers and not computer experts,
   programming our courses will take at least a year. After that and if we
   are successful, we will start courses on other subjects.
   Why English? The Bolivian government announced two days ago, the new
   teaching program for Bolivia. (This government is a Socialist-Indigenous
   supporter and is very strong now).
   All schools in Bolivia will have to change all history books as
   “liberal” heroes will be eliminated, replacing them with indigenous
   martyrs and every school will have to teach 3 languages: Spanish, an
   indigenous “originary” language (guarani for this region) and another
   foreign language, preferably English. Laptops will be of great help as
   we can show many other things than through a conventional lesson. If in
   the future we can buy a projector, it will close our idea of future
   teaching by being able to show films, videos, etc.
   We have been contacted by people who represent the future local
   authorities in order to know more about our project and we have full
   support from whoever wins.


3. Testing/constructing new Sugar on top of F11 - Munich, Germany / 
Massachusetts
   http://rt.laptop.org/Ticket/Display.html?id=57108
   [SPECIFIC SITE NEEDS TO BE POSTED OFF 
http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Projects ]

   Requests 1 XO over 2 months

   Project Objectives:
   http://wiki.laptop.org/go/F11_for_XO-1 ?


4. GeoGebra, world-wide mathematics software - Linz, Austria
   http://rt.laptop.org/Ticket/Display.html?id=57258
   [SPECIFIC SITE NEEDS TO BE POSTED OFF 
http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Projects ]

   Requests 2 XOs over 6 months

   Project Objectives:
   Sugarize GeoGebra to run on the OLPC XO 1.5 laptops under SugarOS. We
   already have contacts to SugarLabs (Walter Bender et al.) and they
   will help us with Java support. This will involve adaptations of the
   user interface of GeoGebra to work with the security system and
   journal of SugarOS. Support of collaboration features could be a
   follow-up project.


5. Promotional XO - The Netherlands / Nepal
   http://rt.laptop.org/Ticket/Display.html?id=57262
   [SPECIFIC SITE NEEDS TO BE POSTED OFF 
http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Projects ]

   Requests 1 XO over undetermined months

   Project Objectives:
   The objective of the project is: Computer supported education within the
   primary school in Serachour, Nepal based on a sustainable model.

   Deliverables:
   The following deliverables are addressed:
   • 40 XO´s used and working at the primary school of Serachour
   • A working infrastructure (internet, school server, electricity)
   • Trained teachers and children
   • A self supporting and self learning school based on local parties (=
   sustainable)
   • Connection with the existing Nepali educational platform, OLE Nepal
   and teachers of other schools
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