[IAEP] FOSS VT presentation
xander.pirdy at gmail.com
Thu Apr 8 21:26:22 EDT 2010
On Thu, Apr 8, 2010 at 9:21 PM, Xander Pirdy <xander.pirdy at gmail.com> wrote:
> I took a look at manyeyes (great site btw), and it looks like they already
> have a dataset on olpc deployments:
> though the data would have to be modified to do on a country by country
> basis (it has trouble understanding Birmingham AL for instance because it
> should really be labeled as part of the United States Deployment), though it
> wouldn't take much editing to get this to work. If anyone has any idea on
> reliable sources to verify these numbers I wouldn't mind putting a bit of
> extra time into correcting it and finishing the visualization as I think
> that it is something important.
Sorry for the double post - I just came across this as well:
http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Countries, does any one know if this data is more
current/correct (no sources for this are cited)? It might also be worthwhile
to include countries that have pilots or that have shown significant
interest? Also perhaps a state by state one might be interesting as well (
> On Thu, Apr 8, 2010 at 7:48 PM, Caroline Meeks <caroline at solutiongrove.com
> > wrote:
>> Thanks everyone for the feedback and typos.
>> If anyone does get good data on deployments I suggest checking out
>> Manyeyes to make the map.
>> On Thu, Apr 8, 2010 at 2:18 PM, Yamandu Ploskonka <yamaplos at gmail.com>wrote:
>>> - 100 machines purchased by the SOBOCE foundation, maybe 20 or less
>>> are still operational in a school in Viacha (despite our best efforts, they
>>> don't seem willing to accept help)
>>> - an indeterminate number brought and given away by Marcelo Claure,
>>> CEO of Brightstar, mostly to kids in the soccer team he owns and in raffles
>>> during games his team plays.
>>> - 25 XOs in assorted state of repair, through OLPC Repair Centers,
>>> mostly in the hands of local development / research / localization people
>>> connected with SCELinux and OLE Bolivia that I managed to get through
>>> customs on several trips. Most of those used for lobbying and grassroots
>>> work by the valiant Bolivian volunteers come from this lot, and maybe the
>>> ones with the biggest impact so far in gaining some government goodwill
>>> despite. As they were repaired, several of these also made it to the
>>> Manuela Gandarillas Center for the blind.
>>> - Apparently maybe 5 to 20 more have arrived through different
>>> independent Contributor Program requests I have no more detailed info on.
>>> - 12 machines from individual donors, currently in a La Paz city
>>> orphanage, through OLE Bolivia. 10 more from the same origin in my closet
>>> here in Austin, waiting for the next trip and whether I am foolish enough to
>>> brave customs again (last time it was messy, wish me luck)
>>> - an indeterminate number given away to assorted poo bahs including
>>> the President by Claure, Arboleda and others, some of them dating back to B1
>>> - Hope in a 2-year delayed 200-XO deploy with help from a Danish NGO.
>>> Dominican Republic
>>> - apparently 2.000 units were given away to kids by President Lionel
>>> at some public function. No further anything is known of this, except that
>>> apparently they were part of maybe 3.000 that came as gifts from Carlos Slim
>>> of Mexico when Slim was apparently handing out 3.000 lots all over Central
>>> America and the Caribbean. Note that Lionel was very connected with NN
>>> early on (maybe even an MIT alumn?), and some very, very early prototypes
>>> were given to Dominican researchers (we had BIG hopes in the DR being one of
>>> the first places to really take off)
>>> OT, enjoy this comic
>>> - Juanelo! I am so angry with you!
>>> - Why is that, Mr. Minister?
>>> - You made me go through such an embarrassing situation!
>>> You remember those notebooks I asked you get bids on?
>>> - yeah...
>>> - when we presented them as gifts to those schoolchildren, they found out
>>> they were made out of sticks! I was like Mister Ridiculous!
>>> - ....
>>> - so, what? Next time you'd rather I prioritize quality over price?
>>> (what really gets me :-( is that Juanelo, from Chile, obviously sees
>>> computers as being presented as a "gift" by the Minister and other
>>> authorities to the children :-( )
>>> On 04/08/2010 11:45 AM, Christoph Derndorfer wrote:
>>> Hi Caroline,
>>> this is a gorgeous presentation, definitely one of the very best ones
>>> that ever have been done on Sugar!
>>> While I can't help with the map of OLPC deployments (AFAIK no current
>>> one is available at the time) here's to the best of my knowledge the
>>> list of countries with OLPC projects in one form or another (@everyone,
>>> please let me know if this needs to be updated!):
>>> Papua New Guinea
>>> Solomon Islands
>>> South Africa
>>> Sri Lanka
>>> United States
>>> Am 08.04.2010 04:53, schrieb Caroline Meeks:
>>> I am giving a presentation at FOSS VT on Friday, anything anyone wants
>>> me to mention or request to an audience of teachers and school IT people?
>>> The draft of my presentation is here: http://prezi.com/ffn2vdg0ylcr/
>>> I'd love a map that helps me talk about the OLPC deployments if anyone
>>> has done one.
>>> Has anyone done any updates or additional activities slides?
>>> Caroline Meeks
>>> Solution GroveCaroline at SolutionGrove.com
>>> 617-500-3488 - Office
>>> 505-213-3268 - Fax
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>> Caroline Meeks
>> Solution Grove
>> Caroline at SolutionGrove.com
>> 617-500-3488 - Office
>> 505-213-3268 - Fax
>> IAEP -- It's An Education Project (not a laptop project!)
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