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Groups to invite

  • local pilots
  • local Wikimedians
  • tech startups
  • nonprofit orgs and NGOs in the country
  • unicef
  • nyu
  • nyc xo group
  • python group
  • make

Invitation letter

Now Recruiting for a Pilot In A Box kit team for the OLPC Grassroots Jam

One Laptop per Child will be holding a Grassroots Jam at the Manthattan
Neighborhood Network studio from Saturday June 14 through Sunday June 15.
In two days, we'll be building a Pilot In A Box kit (focused on integrating
XO use into specific curricular modules) and testing it with local children
in preparation for deploying the Kit at an actual school pilot within 4
months - stay tuned for more on the specific deployment conditions we'll be
designing for. All materials will be provided.

We're looking for a 50-person team of educators, content-creators, artists,
writers, programmers, engineers, and others who can contribute to a Pilot In
A Box kit. In addition to coming up for ways for teachers to use the things
inside The Box, we'll need to figure out (and make) what's in The Box, how
schools will repair equipment from The Box, how The Box is transported and
stored, how its content can be localized, how The Box can be used for
communication over a diverse set of networks, and more. We are also looking
for young testers (ages 7-14, with their parents) to come in and try out the
finished products on Sunday afternoon, June 15, from 3-6pm.

Registration is free (and food will be provided), but space is limited.
To join us, see We
hope to see you there!

About OLPC

One Laptop per Child (OLPC) is a non-profit organization created to 
design, manufacture, and distribute laptops that are sufficiently 
inexpensive to provide every child in the world access to knowledge 
and modern forms of education. The rugged, Linux-based, 
mesh-networking-enabled, and power-efficient laptops have begun to be 
deployed to children by schools across the world on the basis of one 
laptop per child. OLPC is based on constructionist theories of learning 
pioneered by Seymour Papert and later Alan Kay, as well as the 
principles expressed in Nicholas Negroponte's Being Digital.