[OLPC_Boston] FREE OLPC Repair+Training FEST - Cambridge, Mass
abdimom at MIT.EDU
Sun Sep 19 01:59:40 EDT 2010
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
email: abdimom at sloan.mit.edu
abdimom at post.harvard.edu
cellphone: 202 280 5008
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 ;)
> 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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