RIT honors seminar, developing for the OLPC XO/20 March 2009
See http://wiki.sugarlabs.org/go/Math4Team/RIT/Students for the class roster.
Edited chat session notes:
10:02 NickServ You are now identified for FGrose. 10:02 FGrose Math4 session about to begin, hello 10:03 FGrose We are in Rochester, NY at the Rochester Institute of Technology 10:04 FGrose Stephen Jacobs is introducing himself 10:04 FGrose #startmeeting 10:06 FGrose Class will do research and prototyping for first 5 weeks, at least 10:08 FGrose Pygame will be one tool set 10:10 FGrose Planning to have several guest lecturers 10:10 FGrose who will talk about different aspects of open source development 10:12 FGrose Steve has run 30-40 project-based classes in his career at RIT 10:12 FGrose 2 or 3 have been train wrecks caused by non collaboration 10:13 FGrose Group participation is key success factor. 10:13 FGrose He will fail those who don't participate (paraphrased) 10:14 FGrose He will be inviting consultants to help on localization 10:14 FGrose Friends in Steve's game developing network will be invited 10:15 FGrose Non-class time is expected to be a major part of the course, as there is only one weekly meeting 10:15 FGrose No quizes, no papers. Class should be focused on building stuff 10:16 FGrose Floor is open for questions, any here? 10:17 FGrose The greater Math4 Project is likely to be an 18-month project. Those that want to continue work beyond May 2009 will have some mechanisms. 10:18 FGrose Co-ops are a possibility 10:19 FGrose Paid co-ops are less likely these days 10:20 FGrose Steve will be searching for funds 10:21 FGrose Most students have brought the flash drives he asked for in an email, Steve is pleased 10:21 FGrose Now passing out "You break it--you bought it" forms. 10:22 FGrose This is for the 25 XOs that he is preparing to turn over. 10:28 FGrose They will be updating the OS to OLPC build 767, stable 10:31 FGrose So everyone is busy now sorting out the OS and registration forms 10:39 FGrose some questions on batter life and power consumption 10:41 FGrose One has faulted on the touchpad 10:42 FGrose they will spend another 20 minutes to verify that the XOs are working well 10:46 FGrose Current XO owners are describing their personal uses 10:47 FGrose One likes the different UI 10:47 FGrose One student's sister has one that she uses for war driving 10:48 FGrose (That's RF jamming) 10:50 FGrose Comments: "great Ebook reader" 10:55 FGrose Open Source software users: ~ 16/20 of class 10:56 FGrose open source hardware users: (previous to this class): 2 or 3 11:04 FGrose http://wiki.sugarlabs.org/go/Math4Team/RIT/Students will be populated 11:08 FGrose Students are impressed with the XO chipset 11:11 FGrose Discussing collaboration framework a little 11:14 FGrose Reviewing the G1G1 set of Activities available in the build 11:26 FGrose Goal for User's group meeting on Thursday: Lots of bookmarks -> useful bookmarks on Delicious hub for class 11:27 FGrose http://delicious.com/maths4olpc/ 11:28 FGrose Start thinking about what to research on your own, such as networking capabilities and ways to take advantage of them 11:30 FGrose By end of class today: 11:31 FGrose 1) Friend each other on XO 11:31 FGrose 2) Write ID# on XO 11:31 FGrose 3) check out with Eric Grace 11:34 FGrose By Thursday 7 pm, Rochester SIG meeting, http://wiki.laptop.org/go/OLPC_Rochester,_NY#Event_calendar 11:34 FGrose 1) Review bookmarks 11:35 FGrose 2) post your info to Math4 RIT wiki 11:35 FGrose 3) Go to SIG meeting 11:37 FGrose Goal for SIG meeting is to identify other potential collaborations and coalesce some collaborators 11:37 FGrose 1b) add more useful bookmarks 11:39 FGrose 4) join http://lists.sugarlabs.org/listinfo/fourthgrademath 11:39 FGrose Misunderstandings: 11:40 FGrose 1) There will not be "One" game as class product 11:42 FGrose Weeks 1-5: research + brainstorming 11:42 FGrose weeks 5-10: build prototypes, finished projects are not expected 11:43 FGrose Learn rapid prototyping 11:45 FGrose Broken projects are successes 11:45 FGrose No prototypes means failure 11:47 FGrose Some XO software wishes for convenience: a clock, some simple pda functions 11:50 FGrose Class is wrapping up now 11:51 FGrose Professor has to leave; class dismissed.