OLPC SanFranciscoBayArea/OLPCSF Community Summit 2009

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OLPCSF Community Summit 2009



OLPC San Francisco Bay Area Summit 2009 is a OLPC-SF community event designed to primarily foster collaboration amongst deployment teams in the SF Bay Area. We also hope that the event will help in improving the visibility of OLPC and Sugar to a wider group around this area.

The event is a "Birds of a Feather" type event but largely run as an unconference. Claim your session!

Date: Saturday, Nov 21, 2009 (whole day)

Location: SFSU Downtown Campus 835 Market St. 5th Floor San Francisco, CA 94103

Note: This location is not the main campus. This is the same building as the new Westfield mall that houses Bloomingdale's. Look for the SFSU banner on Market St. between 4th and 5th streets, right next to Walgreens. Take the elevator to the 5th floor.


Presenters and Facilitators

Tentative schedule.

Session: 9:00 am - 10:15 am

  • Stacey Kertsman. (eduWeavers) "XO for teaching and learning." Education track. Room 553
  • Sameer Verma. (SFSU) "Moodle and the School Server". Technology track. Room 554

Break: 10:15 am to 10:30 am

Session: 10:30am to 10:45am

  • Uplink with Mike Lee, Adam Holt, and a whole bunch of others at OLPC NYC in Room 553

Session: 10:45 am - 12:00 pm

  • Humaira Mahi (SFSU) and Carol Ruth Silver (MTSA). "Women, health literacy and empowerment". Outreach track. Room 553
  • Bruce Baikie. (Green Wifi) "Senegal - Deployment lessons and moving forward in 2010" Education Track. Room 554
  • Ed Cherlin (Earth Treasury). "Teaching Python in schools". Technology track. Room 597

Lunch Break: 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm

Session: 1:30 pm - 2:45 pm

  • Alex Kleider (Madagascar). "School Server installation and configuration". Technology track. Room 553
  • Christian Nobs and Ted Kuster (Starr King). "Kid Camp: Discover by doing - Hands-on experience with XO activities for children". Outreach track. Room 554
  • Ed Cherlin (Earth Treasury) and Sameer Verma (SFSU). "Sugar on the XO, Sugar on a Stick, Sugar in the Lab, Sugar Everywhere!". Technology Track. Room 597

Break: 2:45 pm to 3:00 pm

Session: 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm

  • Joachim Pedersen. (OLPC-SF Repair Center), June Kleider (Madagascar) and Anil Daswani (Support Gang). "Repairing and supporting XOs in the field." Technology track. Room 553
  • Cherry Withers. (OLPC Phillipines). "Bringing XO and Sugar to the Philippines". Outreach track. Room 554

Organizing Volunteers

A huge thank you to San Francisco State University's College of Business Graduate Program for letting us use the rooms for this event. The event is organized largely by students from IMSA. Please post your name and contact if you can help with organizing the event.

  • Sameer Verma sverma@sfsu.edu
  • Alex Kleider akleider@sonic.net (happy to contribute in what ever way I can)
  • Anil Daswani ahdaswani@yahoo.com
  • Katya Laia artistsandthieves@gmail.com (same as alex kleider)

Planning to attend?

RSVP by adding yourself here, or e-mail sverma@sfsu.edu or imsa@sfsu.edu

  • Sameer Verma
  • Alex Kleider
  • Bruce Baikie
  • Stacey Kertsman
  • Anil Daswani
  • June Kleider
  • Joachim Pedersen
  • Christian Nobs (PM only)
  • Katya Laia
  • Cherry Withers
  • Ed Cherlin
  • Humaira Mahi
  • Carol Ruth Silver
  • Ted Kuster
  • Luciano Altube
  • Robert Howard
  • Scott MacLeod - http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/World_University


We encourage you to join the mailing list at http://lists.laptop.org/listinfo/olpc-sf or simply drop a note to sverma@sfsu.edu