Next meeting date and location set


So hold the date…

On Thursday, Jan 31, 2008 from 6:30 – 9pm, we’ll be meeting at

Greater DC Cares 1725 I (Eye) Street, NW, Ground Floor SunTrust Conference Room, Washington, DC 20006

The location is a half block from Farragut West Metro and about two blocks from Farragut North. I’ll do an in-person visit there in the next week to get a sense of the layout of the room as well as test out mesh and wifi access (I have to bring a router) with three or four XOs.

I really liked Wayan’s format of 10-minute podcast-friendly talks. Since I haven’t actually presented, I’d like to do a 10-minute photo tour of the MIT Media Lab and/or OLPC Headquarters. I may be visiting the Media Lab and OLPC before the meeting, so hopefully, I’ll have some fresh photos or even some video.

Then I’m sure Wayan can do a 5 or 10 minute update on the “State of OLPC.” Wayan will not be at the meeting because he’ll be honeymooning!

Lastly, I’d like to ask for a good presenter from our membership to do a quick lesson on something mesh-friendly like exchanging objects in Etoys, or perhaps orchestrating a TamTam band between a group of XOs.

Parents who want to bring kids are welcome to do so! The presentations should end by 7:10 and we’ll have from then until 9pm to mesh around. I’m thinking about kid-centered XO field trips on weekends for when it gets warmer, and I’d love to get input on that.

Please post in the comments or contact me directly at the email address at the top of the right side bar. Don’t forget the Introductions area of the forum.

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5 comments per “Next meeting date and location set”

Justin Thorp

Hey, Ill see you guys there. I’m looking forward to it.

Peter Corbett

I hope to see you guys there. Curtis Cannon of GDDC who is a very close personal friend of might talked to me this weekend about what you guys are up to. You may or may not know that this past December the DC Tech community raised enough funds to purchase 7 XO’s (2 of which have arrive and 5 others i hope will be arriving shortly).

We intended to give them away to worthy DC organizations, but there may be a better way – meaning we should perhaps have GDDC hold on to them and use use them to mentor kids…ping me and we can chat on that subject.


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Bill Pytlovany

I’m sorry that I’ll miss a chance to say hey to Wayan but I’m pleased that you’ll be meeting while I’m in town for an anti-spyware conference.

I live in upstate NY and pretty sure I’m the only OLPC supporter in my area. I’m looking forward to meeting others who love our little lean mean green machines.


phil shapiro

hi olpc dc learning club community,

just a friendly reminder that i’m having a geek social gathering on sunday,
jan. 27, from 2 pm to 5 pm at my apartment in lanham — near greenbelt.

i’m at 9897 Good Luck Rd. Apt. 8, Lanham, MD 20706

it’s the Forest Lake apartment complex, about 1.5 blocks south of the
intersection of good luck rd. and greenbelt rd. (route 193).

my apartment is on the northern-most of the 3 driveway entrances to
Forest Lake. drive all the way back and look for the green and white fire
hydrant on your right. that’s right beside the stairs going up to my apartment.

i’m on the second floor. first door on your right.

my cell phone is
301-706-8552 in case you need to reach me on sunday (or before then.)

phil shapiro

if you need a ride to or from this event, please let me know and i’ll help coordinate rides.

Jesse Thomas

I cant wait to learn some tricks!

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