[IAEP] Sugar Digest 2012-11-16
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Fri Nov 16 17:32:15 EST 2012
On Fri, Nov 16, 2012 at 2:59 PM, James Simmons <nicestep at gmail.com> wrote:
> Two questions:
> 1). I cannot find the Request To Be A Mentor form on the Google Code-In
> site. I have a Gmail account so it looks like account-wise I'm all set.
A lot of things happen from what they call the Dashhboard
> 2). The Python Joven has a developer named Naughty Cristofer?
> James Simmons
> On Fri, Nov 16, 2012 at 11:02 AM, Walter Bender <walter.bender at gmail.com>
>> == Sugar Digest ==
>> 1. Sugar Labs has been selected as one of ten projects to participate
>> in Google Code In . We join, among others, our colleagues at Fedora
>> et al., in soliciting the participation of high-school (and in our
>> case, middle-school) students to work on projects during a six-week
>> sprint beginning on November 26. This is a great chance for the youth
>> who have been so instrumental in our growth over the past year to show
>> off their talents to the world (and two of them will hopefully win a
>> trip to visit Google). Please help Chris Leonard and me finalize the
>> project and mentor lists over the next few days. (We are offering
>> coding projects, documentation and training projects, outreach,
>> quality assurance, and user interface, so even if you are not a
>> developer, you likely have some skills to devote to the Code In.
>> NOTE TO MENTORS: Please create an account on  and fill out the
>> Request to be a Mentor form.
>> NOTE TO COMMUNITY: Please add to our task lists  and please recruit
>> 2. I am in transit back to Boston from a 3-day trip to Chihuahua,
>> Mexico. I gave a lecture on Sugar at Campuslink 2.0, the annual tech
>> conference at UACH. I had a lot of fun with the faculty and students
>> and even managed to squeeze in a short tutorial on hacking Sugar on my
>> way to the airport this morning. I am looking forward to growing
>> participation in the Sugar community. (Note to CJL: they are very
>> interested in providing Rarámuri language support for Sugar.)
>> 3. Sugar Labs is holding its annual election to the oversight board
>> early next month. In anticipation of the election, I urge you to sign
>> up for membership in the Sugar community. You need not be a software
>> developer to join: contributions come in many forms, including:
>> teaching, documenting, promoting, supporting, etc. (Note: there is no
>> membership fee.) So, if you are not already a member, please sign up
>> at  before 23 November.
>> "If you're wondering whether you meet the requirements, if you're a
>> teacher using Sugar in your classroom, regularly reading mailing
>> lists, or have discussed Sugar in IRC, you probably do."
>> If you are interested in running for one of the open board seats, open
>> to any community member, please feel free to contact me or the
>> membership committee with any questions before 7 December.
>> 4. Irma Alvarez has completed Fructose (and Dextrose) translations of
>> Sugar into Quechua. Next up: the Honey strings.
>> === In the community ===
>> 5. The python-joven (Python youth) community has been busy. A number
>> of Sugar and GNOME-related workshops were given last week:
>> * Introduction to Gtk 3 (Ignacio Rodriguez and Flavio Danesse)
>> * Game Development on glucose (Ezekiel Pereira)
>> * My text editor for GNOME (on gtk 2) (Cristian Garcia)
>> * Sugar (Zubiaga Augustine and Naughty Cristofer)
>> * Playing with python on my phone (Zubiaga Augustine and Naughty
>> * A media player on Gstreamer 1.0 (Flavio Danesse)
>> * A Client Server program (Flavio Danesse)
>> 6. Worth a read: a blog from a new Sugar community member 
>> === Tech Talk ===
>> 7. The latest Butia project by Nicolas Furquez and Rafael Sisto is
>> pretty cool: .
>> === Sugar Labs ===
>> Visit our planet  for more updates about Sugar and Sugar deployments.
>>  http://www.google-melange.com/gci/homepage/google/gci2012
>>  http://wiki.sugarlabs.org/go/Google_Code-In_2012
>>  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vF9ZhQYIwVg&feature=relmfu
>>  http://planet.sugarlabs.org
>> Walter Bender
>> Sugar Labs
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