Grassroots Jam NYC
We're working on the Pilot in a Box project - see the page for updates, or join #olpc-groups.
In A Nutshell
Where: New York, NY - Manhattan Neighborhood Network headquarters (directions)
When: June 14-15, 2008
We're running a Jam in NYC for the "final exam" of the Grassroots bootcamp on June 14-15 in Manhattan, NYC, USA.
In two days, we'll be building a School In A Box kit (focused on integrating XO use into specific curricular modules) and testing it with local children in preparation for deploying the Kit at an actual school pilot within 4 months - stay tuned for more on the specific deployment conditions we'll be designing for. All materials will be provided. All work produced at the Jam will be released either into the public domain or under a free/open license.
What is a Jam?
An OLPC Jam is a content creation crunch that gets participants from idea to reality in just a few days. By the end of the Jam, you'll have something finished to test with local schoolchildren (who serve as judges for the event). It's a great way to get started developing for OLPC. Click here to learn more.
We're looking for a 50-person team of educators, content-creators, artists, writers, programmers, engineers, and others who can contribute to a School In A Box kit. In addition to coming up for ways for teachers to use the things inside The Box, we'll need to figure out (and make) what's in The Box, how schools will repair equipment from The Box, how The Box is transported and stored, how its content can be localized, how The Box can be used for communication over a diverse set of networks, and more. Apply now!
We are also looking for young testers (ages 7-14, with their parents) to come in and try out the finished products on Sunday afternoon, June 15, from 3-6pm. RSVP now!