[IAEP] [SoaS] Heads-up: POSSE folks hacking in Fedora/Sugar this week and next

Thomas C Gilliard satellit at bendbroadband.com
Wed Jun 9 15:11:40 EDT 2010

Mel Chua wrote:
> Some of you may have noticed some new faces in #sugar - we (Walter 
> Bender, Peter Robinson, and I) are hanging out with a group of 
> professors (mostly from the Worcester area) who are in town this week 
> for http://teachingopensource.org/index.php/POSSE, a workshop for 
> learning how to get their students involved contributing to open source 
> projects. (In this case, Sugar, with Fedora as a dev platform.)
> They've been learning to hack Sugar all week, and are in fact in #sugar 
> at this very moment tinkering away on the Measure Activity. Their feeds 
> haven't yet been added to Planet Sugar Labs (those requests are still 
> pending), but you can read some of their (great!) reflections so far at 
> http://teachingopensource.org/index.php/Planet.
> So if you have a moment, pop in and say hello to:
> * Peter Froehlich (Johns Hopkins) - pgf
> * Karl Wurst (Worcester State College) - kwurst
> * Nadimpalli Mahadev (Fitchburg State College) - Mahadev
> * Kristina Striegnitz (Union College, Schenectady, NY) - kis
> * Jerry Breecher (Clark University, Worcester MA) - diamond
> * Mihaela Sabin (University of New Hampshire) - mihaela
> * Gary Pollice (Worcester Polytechnic Institute) - gpollice
> * Aparna Mahadev (Worcester State College) - aparna
> Next week we'll have another - slightly larger - batch from RIT doing 
> the same thing, with myself, Chris Tyler, and Luke Macken focusing more 
> on how to make Fedora a better environment for 
> running/deploying/developing Sugar - if you have any thoughts in this 
> direction, please send comments our way! (Things we've come up with so 
> far: general Python development stuff, liveusb-creator hacks, SVG 
> rendering working strangely in different recent versions of Fedora... we 
> need to turn this into a proper ticket queue.)
Fix the autojoin checkbox on right click of IRC tabs, so it remembers 
joined channels on next start up?
Tom Gilliard
> Just wanted to let y'all know. I'll blog this to Planet in a moment.
> --Mel
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