[IAEP] IN 5 MIN: Contributors Program Mtg! (Fri 2PM Boston time, #olpc-meeting)
holt at laptop.org
Fri Aug 14 13:55:01 EDT 2009
Please join us in 5min reviewing the latest OLPC/Sugar community
projects over IRC Live Chat: (2PM EDT Boston Time Friday)
Then type at bottom:
* New projects & libraries -- teaching them Community Outreach:
* Which projects might you enjoy Mentoring?!
* Fast Review of the 3 latest (greatest!) HW/Project Proposals -- please
join us advocating for and/or reviewing shortcomings of these proposals:
1. Waadookodaading OLPC/Ojibwe Laptop Library - Wisconsin, USA
Requests 10 XO's over 9+ months
Provide Children in grades K - 5 with
computers they can "check out" and take home with them.
These activities could be monitored by the "check out"
2. MMEduGamePack Project - Brazil
http://sourceforge.net (to be announced)
Requests 4 XO's over 15 months
1 - Integrate SDL and OpenCV to provide a multimodal interface using
the laptop integrated video camera.
2 - Build a multimodal SDL library for basic multimodal input routines.
3 - Create a parser to generate SDL or PyGame source code (C++ or
4 - Develop a package of Multimodal Educational Mini Games
(initially, 4 games).
5 - Simplify the design process for game developers.
6 - Simplify and expand user interaction using a multimodal interface
7 - Give to the poor children a chance to interact with multimodal
educational games using XO machines.
3. OLPC Bayern Library - Munich/Munchen, Germany (SECONDARY REVIEW WITH
REPAIR SHOP, after last week's conditional approval)
http://wiki.laptop.org/go/OLPC_Bayern (NEEDS REVISING)
Requests 15 XO's over 18 months
Translate the english manuals into a German/understandable version.
Examine the look and feel of the laptop and how to provide more
useful online help on the laptop for the different target groups (eg.
developer, child, teacher, other people...)
Test the help and search for improve potential
The idea of OLPC is good. To see what potential is possible in
technical writer environment we will look on the system and
seek to write useful help text for user.
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