[Olpc-socal] SCaLE 10X Info, Ideas, and Help Wanted!
cbigenho at hotmail.com
Sun Dec 11 18:38:42 EST 2011
Hi All you SoCal open source enthusiasts!
SCaLE10X is just 6 weeks from this weekend, so it is time to make plans and preparations. We will have an OLPC/Sugar Labs booth in the exhibit hall again this year and, as usual would love to have help with it!
So far I have 3 individual volunteers and one small group so there is room for more. Volunteers will recieve a FREE full conference registration for their time! This means you can come and work a few hours (or more if you like) on one day and still have the rest of the 3 days to enjoy the conference.
I will post a schedule for the booth as soon as I receive the exhibit hall hours from the expo planners. I already have the information I need to do your registrations for you once we get the schedule made. This will happen over the next 10 days or so, so be sure to sign up to insure your space on the list. We will do the time slots in a few days when we see how many volunteers we have. (Ed, Danny, Kenneth, and Hannah I already have you on the list).
Thoughts for the booth...
We can tell 2 stories at the booth: 1) an update of OLPC featuring hardware, software, deployments, and the Contributors Program, along with how to get involved, and 2) the latest from Sugar Labs about using Sugar on other computers via Sugar on a Stick (SoaS).
Some of the ways we might do this include:
*A slide show of deployments large and small around the world, including some of the small Contributors Program deployments. I have a small monitor with a built in DVD player that could work for this.
*A SoaS Creation Station where people can bring their own usbs and create a live usb version of Sugar to play with at home. We would need a PC to do this... and, as a "Mac person," I can't help with that.
*Hands-on with the XOs. I have some XO-1.5s for this and will, again, request a loan of an XO-1.75. Hopefully, there will be one available!
Now.... you are all a smart bunch of folks, so... what other things do you think we should include?
I was thinking it would be a good idea for some of us to meet once or twice during the week between Christmas and New Years and/or in early January to polish up these ideas. I really will need some help with the PC side of SoaS. Perhaps we could meet somewhere in the SF Valley or the Pasadena/Altadena/Monrovia area? We could meet at my house, but that is way out in Simi Valley (as some of you already know!).
Any ideas? Send them! Want to sign up to help or Saturday (Jan 21) or Sunday (Jan 22)? Let me know now!
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