The One Laptop per Child association develops a low-cost laptop—the “XO Laptop”—to revolutionize how we educate the world’s children. Their mission is “to provide educational opportunities for the world’s poorest children by providing each child with a rugged, low-cost, low-power, connected laptop with content and software designed for collaborative, joyful, self-empowered learning.”
Now a bunch of volunteers have banded together to take the OLPC initiative forward in Pune. If you believe in this mission, you should join them. They will have a kickoff meeting on Sunday (1st March 2009) to decide how to take this forward. This would be a good place to find out more about the project and see how you can contribute. You don’t need to be a technical person to contribute.
Details: OLPC Camp Pune
What: Kickoff meeting for volunteers interested in furthering the cause of the One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) group in Pune.
When: 9am-5pm, Sunday, 1st March, 2009
Where: Room No. 207, Symbiosis Institute of Computer Studies and Research (SICSR), 1st Floor, Atur Centre, Gokhale Cross Road, Model Colony, Pune. Map.
Registration and Fees: This event is free for anyone to attend. You are requested to register here.
|Time||Room No.207||Session conducted by|
|0845||Coffee and registration|
|0900||Introduction and Agenda Review|
|0915||XO World – Why, What, Where To||Sankarshan Mukhopadhyay from The Fedora Project|
|1215||Break for Lunch|
|1300||Localization of Sugar -Introduction and Getting Started||Sankarshan Mukhopadhyay from The Fedora Project|
|1400||Digital Bridge Foundation (DBF)- Introduction||Amit Gogna from Digital Bridge Foundation|
|1500||Starting OLPC Pune Deployment – Road Ahead||Open Discussion|
|1600||Break for Tea|
|1615||To be Scheduled …|
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