OLPC Rochester, NY

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a regional, grassroots, interest group


Note: http://foss.rit.edu/ has by and large superceded OLPC Rochester, NY. This site is still available for adoption by OLPC related projects or groups.

The Rochester, NY interest group is a way for people in the Rochester, New York has_location_country::USA area and surrounding locations to talk about and work together on OLPC projects or activities. This is a page for those interested in volunteering or contributing to the project.

We use a Google Groups group OLPC Rochester, NY to manage member communications. You may subscribe there to receive group announcements.

We also have a discussion thread OLPC Rochester, NY at forum.laptop.org.

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OLPC Rochester, NY is

  • open to all interested parties in the Rochester or western New York area.

Event calendar

OLPC XO user's group meetings at the Rochester Institute of Technology

The Lab for Technological Literacy at RIT is supporting the OLPC XO Laptop project by raising awareness locally and conducting research and development initiatives.

The Lab and RIT are hosting the user's group. All meetings will take place in The Center for Student Innovation, Building 87, Rm 1600, (See RIT Building 87 Google Map, or campus maps at http://inside.rit.edu/maps/.)

7:00 pm - 8:50 pm, on the 4th Thursday of the month.

Please join us on the following dates:

  • Start_date::25 March 2010 from 7-9 pm - Discussion will include
    • Walter Bender, Head of Sugar Labs, speaking at RIT on Start_date::30 April 2010 , The Future of Living is Learning
    • Student Co-Ops and Progress on XO-1.5 Video Chat
    • Ways we can help BOCES with Educational Technologies in Monroe County classrooms
      • First suggestion is an informal hands on workshop or meeting regarding the XO and Sugar on a Stick

Notice: We are now meeting in the RIT Center for Student Innovation. If you haven't seen, this new facility, you should! It is well suited for ad-hoc collaboration.

The Innovations Center is south of B-70. (Walk down the sidewalk to the left [going south from the parking lots] of B-70 until you see a round, glass-walled, new building—that's the Innovation Center.

Past events

  • 28 January 2010 - Project Reviews and Workshop



RIT honors seminar, developing for the OLPC XO


Usability testing

See the Usability testing class project page for the project description, work documents, and reports.

Other ideas

If you're in the Rochester area and want to work on a project with someone local, post ideas here.
  • your idea...