[IAEP] deployment team meeting?

Walter Bender walter.bender at gmail.com
Sun Aug 30 21:16:59 EDT 2009

On Sun, Aug 30, 2009 at 12:32 PM, Tomeu Vizoso<tomeu at sugarlabs.org> wrote:
> Hi,
> would like to propose a meeting to talk about how deployments can
> provide better feedback and how we can process it so developers and
> the rest of Sugar Labs can prioritize their work accordingly.
> How does it sound?
> Thanks,
> Tomeu
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Alas, this is the sort of mindset we are working with:

> Walter,
> We have continued working closely with the pilot school and have
> gotten a lot of insight into what the teachers want/need. Right now
> our calendar is pretty full so joining IRC meetings isn't really
> feasible.  We will, however, pass on requests when it seems like
> there's a demand for something to help make the Sugar more
> relevant in the classroom.
> I hope that there will be more useful information come out of the
> NSF funded ICAC (Integrating Computing Across the Curriculum)
> grant that we are a part of.  It will disseminate information related
> to findings in the schools and we'll be glad to let you know in
> advance when publications become available.

Not convinced that better reporting tools are going to help with
attitudes such as this. We need a way to get past the deployment
gatekeepers and the academics and talk directly with teachers and


Walter Bender
Sugar Labs

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