These are ongoing projects. For a more immediate slice of what I'm working on, go here.
The line between what I do for work and what I do in my "spare time" as a community volunteer is occasionally blurry, but in general...
- Infrastructure gang
- Support gang
- University chapters
- Upcoming Boston-area pilot school, scheduled for deployment in Jan 2009.
Many of the things I do aren't listed here. I tend to wander around the community nudging grassroots stuff into existence and just don't bother writing much of what I do down, mainly because I haven't figured out how to do it in a way that doesn't take up time I could be spending doing More Work. As Seth said, my outputs tend to be the fact that other people are producing output.
- View all my wiki edits
- Was one of the coordinators of the first OLPC Game Jam (and indeed, the first OLPC Jam), Game Jam Boston June 2007. We even got on TV.
- Helped out at Free Content Jam Taipei and represented OLPC at Wikimania, including (loosely) staffing the "XO station"
- Co-ran a week-long OLPC project camp with Scott Swanson at IMSA in Jan. 2008
- "Unofficial cat-herder" (read: instigator) of the first OLPC Chicago meetup at Google Chicago in Jan. 2008.
- Was at the Olin hackathon in Needham, MA on Feb. 16, 2008
- Was at the NYU OLPC Jam on Feb. 23, 2008, but spent most of it working on open-source fabrication with Smari, although some hacking on XOs did get done.
- Co-coordinated the Story Jam New York in Manhattan, March 28-30 2008. The ambassador from Ecuador even came to record stories!
- Co-coordinated the Health Jam - University of Washington, April 18-20 2008. There was an article in the student paper about the event.
- Linuxfest Northwest - ran the OLPC track with Iain Davidson. He took photos!
- Participated in the Community Jam in Cambridge, MA at the Cambridge Science Festival. Edward Freedman and Pat Greninger organized the event, and Diane Serley led a disassembly party.
- Power activity
- Activities trac
- Jam kit and Jam cookbook
- Cambridge repair center
- Serial adapters
- Grassroots bootcamp
- XO Accessibility
- Pilot proposal process
- Community liason
- Community program
- Review squad - Jonah Saltzman and Aiury Cavallo
- Repair centers - gathering data
Projects and ideas I'd like to do, or see done, but haven't committed to yet. Usually the missing part is a collaborator, knowledge, resources, or just plain old activation energy and free time. If you'd like to take one of these projects (the important thing is that they happen, not who makes them happen), collaborate with me on any of them, offer support, or just talk and brainstorm about related ideas, please contact me.
- Rosetta Stone clone in Pygame (Update: An IMSA student is now doing this as her research project.)
- "Heathkit" style build-your-own peripheral kits for the XO (solder your own gamepad, etc)
- Intro to electrical engineering through taking apart & developing for the XO
- Developing the Summer of Content program, which had a summer 2007 pilot and needs to be picked up again when everyone has time. Also see Summer of Content.
- Bounties for awesome, a system of collecting open content problems, encouraging work on them, and moderating rewards for progress on their solutions. Not entirely OLPC-related, though.
- The Classrooms for Free Culture project would be a good follow-up to University program.
- We need to get more reports back from pilot schools. OLPC-related research could be aggregated using http://researchblogging.org and other tools - or a similar system might be a good way for students to collaborate on documents. "Best-documented school" contest?
- Review squad
- Developer tutorials
- Writing the woefully neglected How To Run A Jam cookbook.
- Learning-by-documenting with Test issues (creating portal at Community Test)
- Battery testing under different conditions - see Battery Results
- Update.1 testing (with the intent of creating a walkthrough for testing future builds)
- Tests/Suspend Resume - add directions
- Test Group Release Notes - restructuring, making easier to navigate
- Clarifying different upgrade/activation paths and what they do. See changing mfg data.
- Alpha-testing and documenting Test automation by Mitchell, see X Window System event scripting and code here - intended first application is school server load testing (Australia?)
- Finding information can be tricky. Let's try to fix that.
- Compiling a review/summary of presentations on Laptop demonstrations and Presentations, including some good templates and resources that presenters can customize.
- make wiki templates for grassroots groups, uni chapters, projects - send to Arjun
- Rewriting the Accessibility portal, followed by Internships, Summer of Content, Peripherals, Health, University program, Review squad, and a refactor of OLPC Chicago.
- Wiki getting started
- Wiki cleanup
- Style guide