FREE OLPC Repair+Training FEST - Cambridge, Mass - Sat Sept 18, NOON-3PM

Holt holt at
Thu Sep 16 20:17:10 EDT 2010

Awesome we've a dozen+ truly wonderful RSVPs for Saturday's Clinic: 
coming from as far away as 7hrs down the road in Rochester NY (go !), New Jersey, and even some exotic land 
called CaliFilippines, but can you guess the Furthest?? (*)

OLPC's VP of Hardware Engineering is working with me to find some really 
cool door prizes as a result, so no this ain't Cuba where even BIC 
lighters are repaired, but nor did we imagine how successful this 
skillbuilding/videomaking event (helping Palestinian kids & beyond) 
would become.../welcome All Olin College students :)/

And with particular apologies to those atoning as part of Yom Kippur who 
cannot participate this Saturday, I dearly hope all can participate 
online later -- empowering overlooked+marginalized kids in all countries 
-- with our growing library of How-To-Vids that I'd *love* for someone 
to step forward and begin curating, organizing the best here just like 
Wikipedia does?

Thanks & See Y'all Soon, Saturday Noon, working fast to earn your free 

(*) sorry Philippines SuperCherry @ we actually have several 
great volunteers from Kazakhstan arriving; wonderful folks whose names 
are *not* Borat, but might give you all your first taste of Kazakh 
Cuisine ;)

Holt wrote:
> Be there or be square, at an event that might never happen again--
> don't miss your rock star trainers who will be:
>    _Ian Daniher_: *pioneered the OLPC Community
>    Repair Center* in the spring of 2007, inspiring
>    many others around the world here:
>    _Richard Smith_: *invented half this stuff*, anything and
>    everything XO, XO-1.5 and beyond, nevermind
>    you can't find a friendlier guy (north of Arkansas;
>    with apologies to Mary Lou Jepsen who May have
>    invented even more ;)
> Come walk through the XO-1 de-bricking process, *learning critical
> repair techniques* like this to protect your own XO investment and
> helping tons of others globally, if the screen ever stops working etc:
> We'll also produce some *awesome new videos* for upcoming OLPC
> deployments in the Midde East, meeting some of this region's
>*Learning_Team* as well as surveying some
> brand new XO-1.5 repair tricks!
>    When:  12 Noon to 3PM
>                Saturday, September 18
>    Where: OLPC Headquarters
>                1 Cambridge Center, 10th Floor
>                Kendall Square / MIT Red Line Subway Stop
>                Cambridge, Massachusetts
>    Lunch:  Included *if* you help de-brick at least 2 XOs,
>                for use by dedicated OLPC volunteers worldwide:
>    RSVP: ALL WELCOME, families/friends and all ages,
>                but you must reply to holt @ laptop . org
>                (including your phone number, thanks)
> /   Price:   Enthusiasm -- Smile or you will NOT be admitted to OLPC!!/
> Aside from our upcoming *Oct 21/22 - 24 San Francisco Community Summit*
> (details *imminent* at ) you
> will NOT find a more committed group of volunteer *fixers, tinkerers &
> doers*, anywhere on our reduced, reused and recycled planet.
> Thank you for joining in 5 days; Thanks for keeping it Real!
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