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The Deployments page summarizes actual regional deployments of OLPC laptops.

There are many other interest groups, user groups, and advocacy groups around the world enthused about OLPC's mission and the XO laptop.

20 Active Groups for

since December 2008

Wanted: an active HAITI group

Some groups with upcoming events on

Here is every XO user group page in this wiki annotated with a start date or an end date in the future. No Category:XO User Group pages found with a start date in the future?

Setting up a group

Add a section to the "Talk" page (click the [discussion] tab) if you're interested in meeting other users and there isn't already a group in your area.

Infrastructure that can be used in forming groups:

This isn't an exhaustive list, Community building and How to start a grassroots group have more ideas.

Groups might also set up their own Jabber server, since there isn't one set up for XO owners as a whole, due to scale and cost issues.

Larger regional groups

OLPC Spanish America
a portal about laptop distributions in Spanish America
OLPC Europe
a meta-grassroots group with their own newsletter and bi-monthly meetings
OLPC Oceania
covers the OLPC Australia and OLPC New Zealand as well as the Solomon Islands and many other countries. OLPC Friends is the regional community organisation

Online groups

Besides the regional groups listed on this page:

National groups

Organizations that are currently promoting OLPC, and local community groups:


Latin America & Caribbean

private sector, University of Technology, Jamaica Linux Users Group and private citizens



Asia and Oceania


Kaohsiung, Taiwan

A XO user group is starting at Games Cafe in Kaohsiung on Saturday afternoons. We're only on emulators now, but hopefully will be getting the real thing soon. Contact Tobey (at) Playgames (dot) tw for more info.

Hong Kong

I would like to invite Hong Kong game designers and developers and software developers in general to start the Hong Kong XO Developers Group. Contact sdjrueda at polyu dot edu dot hk for more if interested. I would also be interested in starting or joining a users group. --Jarueda 07:26, 14 December 2008 (UTC)

North America


British Columbia

Jeremy Penner Looking to form an xo users group in Vancouver.

A Vancouver OLPC XO User Group Meeting was held February 16th, 2008. Details; Photos


  • XO-Québec, une communauté québécoise en développement à l'entour du OLPC et de son environnement d'apprentissage.


See OLPC United States#User groups and unoffical groups

See also

Keywords: User Group; Special Interest Group SIG

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