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One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) Project comes to Pune – Please join

100 dollar laptop: production prototype
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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.

If you are unable to attend this event, but would still like to contribute, join the OLPC India mailing list. For more details, see the OLPC Pune wiki.

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.

Tentative Schedule:

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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