You are invited to the first OLPC Health Jam in Seattle, WA!
One Laptop per Child will be holding an open Health Jam and hackathon
from Friday April 18 through Sunday April 20. The three-day event will be
hosted on the University of Washington campus.
The focus of this event is to accelerate development on Health-related
OLPC initiatives - hardware, software, and content - as well as testing
the existing projects with local health workers.
To register or to view more information, including how you or your group
can participate, see http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Health_Jam. We
hope to see you there!
One Laptop per Child (OLPC) is a non-profit organization created to
design, manufacture, and distribute laptops that are sufficiently
inexpensive to provide every child in the world access to knowledge
and modern forms of education. The rugged, Linux-based,
mesh-networking-enabled, and power-efficient laptops have begun to be
deployed to children by schools across the world on the basis of one
laptop per child. OLPC is based on constructionist theories of learning
pioneered by Seymour Papert and later Alan Kay, as well as the
principles expressed in Nicholas Negroponte's Being Digital.
About OLPC Health
The OLPC Health effort is an interdisciplinary group working on public-health related
projects associated with the XO, including software, hardware, and content.
Health projects can be a local grassroots undertaking, a student group project,
a pilot implementation, a global community creation-sprint weekend - we cut
across geographic, disciplinary, and institutional boundaries to help all
health-related OLPC work move forward. Some related links
OLPC Health main wiki page - http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Health
The vision statement - http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Health/Vision