OLPC/Sugar Radio - Paraguay Deployment Stories Live - Sunday Open Call 4PM Boston Time
holt at laptop.org
Sat Mar 13 11:55:23 EST 2010
Meet the guy volunteering his life for OLPC/Sugar on 4 different
continents, almost 4 years later.
Meet retired R&D director, founder, VP, CTO of embedded technologies at
Meet Sugar Labs' lead global sysadmin and Harvard School of Education
Meet a 21st Century Italian Cowboy, who foolishly misses his Commodore
/Meet *Bernie Innocenti*, original promoter of the $200 laptop that
makes Microsoft tremble: http://codewiz.org/wiki/TwoHundredDollarLaptop/
Ask him Why he chose to help this poor, landlocked S. American nation of
only 6million, providing new Sugar learning software?
Ask him How impoverished Paraguay has very patiently worked over 2+
years building up to 4000 XO's, more than doubling that soon?
Ask him Where WE can help teachers stop fearing computing, _unleash the
latent potential of deployments_, sparking kids to collaborate far
beyond mind-deadening jobs?
Ask him When will our Not-That-Innocenti Italian stop traveling into and
beyond Asuncion recruiting kids & universities while barely speaking
/Ask him What YOU can do to invest in Paraguay's digital generation once
he leaves, onto his next gig in August.....?/
Listen to Bernie's Paraguay Stories Live tomorrow Sunday March 14!
/ 4PM Boston Time 5PM Asuncion Time 9PM Paris Time
BEWARE USA CLOCKS MOVE FORWARD 1HR TONIGHT
REPLY TO holt @ laptop.org FOR TELECONFERENCE CALL CODE
Free Call from USA/Canada or anybody worldwide with a Full Skype
Sorry, OLPC Radio's tower isn't fully erected yet for worldwide
live public broadcasts just yet, but stay tuned...
Public Backchannel if Volunteers Help:
(that's #olpc-help on freenode)
If time, Bernie will even explain How he charms Russian women:
But please first, review Bernie's beautiful recent 95-page
photo-presentation (14.5 MB)
And his "kids need cute customizable software" cultural anthropology:
MARCH/APRIL GUEST SPEAKERS: (tentative, suggestions welcome)
March 21 - no meeting scheduled so you can Celebrate Spring Outdoors :)
March 27/28 - Mike Lee at the XO-1.5 Book(let) Sprint in DC - GET STARTED!
April 4 (Easter) - Richard Smith on solar energy options for XO-1 and XO-1.5
MIT's Robert Pilawa on his solar energy PhD
Kim Quirk on her solar/alt energy startup:
April 11 - TENTATIVE: Improving the XO as a Sahana/HADR Platform:
Lessons in disaster relief, from the Founder of http://Sahana.lk and
Naval Postgrad School -- how the XO can (and cannot) be further prepared
for future catastrophes: http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Projects/XOs_for_HADR
Important Background: http://haiti.sahanafoundation.org
/All presentations Sunday 4PM Boston/Eastern Time, unless otherwise noted./
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