archive - April 2009

April in the Cloud

What: Family XO Mesh Meetup
When: Saturday, April 18th, 2009, 10 am to 1pm
Where: Gallaudet University [map], Student Union Building, Lower Level [floorplan], Flexible Room L040 and L041, Washington, D.C. 20002

Meeting regular Kim Toufectis will give a presentation this month about using cloud computing on the OLPC XO. These are secure web sites which, to varying degrees, mimic computer desktop functionality. Kim wrote an article on the subject for OLPC News back in February.

We will also report more on the club’s first business meeting (slides and notes here) as well as some great developments in the form of direct support from OLPC Headquarters. Kevin has been sounding the drumbeat on the major National Educational Computing Conference, NECC 2009, to be held here at the D.C. Convention Center June 28 – July 1. We’re hoping to have a presence in the exhibit hall to promote OLPC and Sugar Labs.

Our meeting in May should be on Saturday the 16th back at the Arlington Career Center. Check back here on the blog for the confirmation, or if you haven’t already, sign up for our email announcements. Based on a great suggestion from Phoebe Bennett, we will be supporting international MIT Scratch Day with demos of local student projects. I’ve added us to their Google Map.

Congratulations to Sugar Labs on being accepted as a mentoring organization in this year’s Google Summer of Code.

For some inspiration from the field, read this photo-illustrated blog post by Daniel Drake about how he used  a new technology called NANDblaster to update the software on 3737 XOs in Paraguay in 3 days!

Note: The screenshot above isn’t of a cloud computing service. It’s a Javascript-enabled web page loaded into the Browse activity on the XO that mimics some aspects of the Mac OSX desktop and dock.

written by Mike Lee on 9 April 2009 1 commento

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