[OLPC_Boston] FREE OLPC Repair+Training FEST - Cambridge, Mass

Sandra Thaxter sandra.thaxter at verizon.net
Mon Sep 20 03:04:36 EDT 2010

Thank you Adam...the reports on this event were that it was very helpful..and thank you azamat for your documentation.

Sandra Thaxter
Small Solutions Big Ideas

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Azamat Abdymomunov 
  To: Holt 
  Cc: grassroots at lists.laptop.org ; OLPC NYC ; office-announce at laptop.org ; Devel's in the Details ; social at lists.acetarium.com ; olpc_boston at lists.laptop.org ; Support Gangsters 
  Sent: Sunday, September 19, 2010 1:59 AM
  Subject: Re: [OLPC_Boston] FREE OLPC Repair+Training FEST - Cambridge, Mass

  Hello all, 

  Thank you Adam for organizing such wonderful event.  My family and I are looking forward to join you next time. 

  For the benefit of those who could not attend the event today  I made two short videos with instruction given by Ian Daniher, Adam Holt, Richard Smith and John Watlington. 
  I apologize in advance for my amateur editing skills. I left full footage at OLPC office in case you would like to reuse the video for future tutorials.  

  Here is the link to videos and some photos http://abdimom.tumblr.com or 

  Azamat Abdymomunov

  email:  abdimom at sloan.mit.edu
  abdimom at post.harvard.edu
  cellphone:  202 280 5008
  skype:  <abdimom>

  KnowledgeMap: abdimom.mit.edu 

  On 16.09.2010, at 20:17, Holt wrote:

  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 http://foss.rit.edu/blog !), 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 lunch!

  (*) sorry Philippines SuperCherry @ http://queakland.org/about/people/bio.jsp?id=60 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
    http://wiki.laptop.org/go/The_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 http://olpcsf.org/CommunitySummit2010 ) 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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