Presentations/April 2008 Technical Mini-conference
We had a "state of the OLPC" mini-conference at OLPC headquarters in Cambridge USA on April 3, 2008 - April 4, 2008.
Sorry, we couldn't do real-time streaming; we got most of the talks on DV, and I'm finally done encoding and posting them; let me know if you want/need different formats or resolutions.
 Thursday (April 3)
- 12:30pm: "The Hand Key" (Video)
- We discussed the hand key: implementing it might not be so hard!
- 12:45pm: Ben Schwartz, "Frameworks for collaboration" (Slides and video)
- 1:30pm: Richard Smith, "Suspend/Resume"
- Merged with Chris' talk.
- 2:30pm: Chris Ball, "Power Management" (Video)
- 3:30pm: break
- 4:00pm: Eben Eliason, "New Activity management design" (Lightning talk) (Video)
- Main wiki page: Designs/Activity Management
- 4:30pm: Eben Eliason, "Automatic transfer/update of activities" (Lightning talk) (Video)
- 5:00pm: Edward Cherlin, "State of i18n" (Lightning talk) (Slides and speaker notes)
 Friday (April 4)
- 12:30pm: C. Scott Ananian, "olpcfs" (Slides and video)
- Main wiki page: Olpcfs
- 1:30pm: Charles Merriam, "April Fool Build Process" (on the phone) (Slides and video)
- Follow-up Article: April Fool 2008 Build Process
- 2:30pm: Dafydd Harries, "Communications outlooks" (Slides and video)
- 3:30pm: break
- 4:00pm: Martin Langhoff, "State of the schoolserver" (Lightning talk) (Outline and video)
- 4:30pm: Eben Eliason, "Toolbars & (no) tabs" (Lightning talk) (Video)
- Main wiki page: Designs/Toolbars
- 5:00pm: Michael Stone, "State of security" (Lightning talk) (Video sorry, recording damaged)
- 5:30pm: Polychronis Ypodimatopoulos, "Cerebro" (Lightning talk) (Slides and video)
 Additional proposed talks
The following talks were proposed, but the proposer was unable to be present.
- "Removable Activities" (Mikus Grinbergs) (related to datastore work and activity management)
- "Sugar Performance" (Tomeu Vizoso)
- (Better integration with legacy) "Desktop Applications" (Marco Gritti)
- "Performance, Performance, Performance" (Mitch Bradley)
 Presenter guidelines
For the 1-hour long talk categories, the goal was ~25 minutes of "presentation" and ~25 minutes of "discussion" (interleaved if you like), with a 5 minute leg-stretch break between talks. For the lightning talks, we aimed at ~10 minutes of presentation, the same ~25 minutes of discussion, and 5 minutes of R&R.