Talk:Jam in a box

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copied from sj's email

Running a jam takes 20-40 hours of planning and oversight spread among 2 or 3 people; it is primarily worth it for its capacity to inspire the participants to iterate the process. Having laptops available to play with is useful. It would be nice to have a slow fanout that starts to demand jam boxes in November, and the possibility of getting one can be a reason for organizers to plan ahead and clearly publicize their schedule and interest from participating teams.

Mel has a Jam Box spec, likely updated since Taipei -- is this a good time to test it out? Are there any customs issues that would keep us from sending a box or receiving it back?

JIAB request: Mel Chua (Seattle)

When and where

April 15 - 30, 2008, Seattle/Bellingham, WA, USA.

Who

  • Mel Chua will take the machines from Boston to Seattle and back, and be ultimately responsible for their safe return. (Has 2 machines already)
  • Seth Woodworth and Iain Davidson will also be around and heavily utilizing machines. (Have 1 machine each, so 2 total already)

See userpages for contact info and further qualifications.

How many

Requesting 5-7 loaners. Ideally we'd like to have one XO per team at each event (expecting 10-20 teams for each, but some volunteers will already have XOs, and we can borrow some locally.)

JIAB request: Mel Chua (New York)

When and where

March 28-31, 2008, Manhattan, NY, USA

Who

  • Mel Chua can take the machines from Boston to NYC and back if needed, but really hopes some Boston-area people will be making the trip so she doesn't have to. She will be ultimately responsible for their safe return.
  • The good people at UNICEF - Chris Fabian, Erica Kochi, Seth Herr, and a numerous crew too large to mention

See userpages for contact info and further qualifications.

How many

Requesting 10-20 loaners for the weekend. We are trying to borrow local XOs as well, so leads to existing machines in NYC would be excellent.

What

Story Jam New York - see page for more info

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