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(aka MassXO)

MassXO (also the Boston OLPC users group) is a loose affiliation of XO enthusiasts in the greater Boston area. We meet at least once a month.

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Next meetup

  • Wednesday, January 6, 2009 (5:30-7:30pm) — Blueberry, bring you SOAS
  • Wednesday February 3, 2009 (5:30-7:30pm Could someone volunteer to bring an XO 1.5 to demo, share, try??
    • @ Cosi's in Kendell Square [1], but check this space for possible changes

Our Blog


Mailing list

MassXO has its own mailing list (aren't we special!). Please sign up here to be kept up-to-date on all the happenings and fun stuff!

Jabber server

None available at this time.

Other Local Grassroots Groups

If you know of any Boston area schools, organizations, individuals, or groups of interested people who have organized or want to organize a Grassroots group or an University chapter, please ask them to add a link below.


Future Activities

  • Monthly Meet-ups
    • Wednesday, September 16, 2009 (5:30-7:30pm) — topic (?)
    • Thursday, October 15, 2009 (5:30-7:70pm) — topic (?)
    • Monday, November 16, 2009 (5:30-7:30pm) — topic (?)
    • Tuesday, December 15, 2009 (5:30-7:30pm) — topic (?)

Our meet-ups are part playdate, part discussion and learning. Everyone is welcome.

Proposed Meet-up Discussion Topics

  • What it takes to start a local deployment
  • Writing a basic Sugar activity.
  • The Terminal is Your Friend (using the Terminal activity and what all that stuff means)
  • Disassembly, and more importantly, reassembly of the XO hardware.
  • Using your XO remotely (VNC, USB2VGA devices).
  • Emulation of the XO on PC/MAC.

Past Activities

Read notes and comments on all of our past meetings and playdates here.