The OLPC Grassroots Web Conference was started to increase communication between grassroots projects, as well as increase the general visibility of OLPC projects around the world. This ranges from software/hardware development to pilot programs and public awareness campaigns. We want to hear about what's going on, from the mouths of those involved.
The theme of this conference will be "From Code to Kids". Presenters will be helping us trace the path of XO Sugar activities from software development to getting the activities into the hands of children.
We will be holding the conference as a live streaming event with participants from around the world. Conference goers will be able to ask questions of presenters, and the entire conference will be recorded and archived.
GrassCon will be held on July 19th at 10 AM EST. The time of the conference has been decided upon to allow for the most participants from around the world. Click here for time zone conversions.
Recent GrassCon News
Below is the schedule for GrassCon on July 19th
|10:00 - 10:12||Introduction (technical difficulties... etc.)|
|10:15 - 10:27||Alex Keybl - OLPC@Duke's College Model|
|10:30 - 10:42||Timothy Falconer - Waveplace Foundation|
|10:45 - 10:57||Tomi Davies - The Galadima Experience|
|11:00 - 11:12||Rabi Karmacharya - OLPC Implementation in Nepal|
|11:15 - 11:27||Tom Boonsiri - OLPC Golden State (Prerecorded)|
|11:30 - 11:42||Mel Chua - State of OLPC Grassroots Efforts|
|11:45 - 11:57||Nikki Lee - Olin University Chapter|
|12:00 - 12:12||Christoph Derndorfer - Moving from talk to action.|
The following is a list of people who will be presenting at GrassCon (in order of confirmation):
- OLPC@Duke - John Peņa & Alex Keybl
- OLPC Grassroots Coordinator - Mel Chua
- Olin University Chapter - Nikki Lee
- Waveplace Foundation - Timothy Falconer
- OLPC Austria (and OLPC News) - Christoph Derndorfer
- OLPC Nigeria - Tomi Davies
- OLPC Golden State - Tom Boonsiri
- OLE Nepal - Rabi Karmacharya
- Also, a very interesting grassroots announcement that will affect the entire community!
If you are a presenter, please check out the GrassCon Wiki Page for more information about how to get ready for the conference.
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How You Can Help
If you would like to help with the event, please contact Alex Keybl. You can also help by advertising for the event on your blog or website... here are some small badges that you might want to add to your site:
Special Thanks To...
LevelUp for the free website hosting. Also thanks to all those volunteering and making sure GrassCon goes off without a hitch.