[IAEP] [Sugar-devel] Sugar Digest 2014-04-01
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Wed Apr 2 06:55:12 EDT 2014
The background contest doesn't specify the deadline for submitting a
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On Apr 2, 2014 3:36 AM, "Walter Bender" <walter.bender at gmail.com> wrote:
> ==Sugar Digest==
> 1. Daniel Narvaez just released Sugar 0.101.6 (unstable). See  for
> detailed notes on changes since Sugar 0.100. The tarfiles are
> available at [2-4] and new test builds are being prepared (keep an eye
> on ). We've entered Feature Freeze (which had been extended by
> three weeks to enable us to land a few more features). Time to chase
> down bugs. Tip-of-the-hat to Gonzalo Odiard, Martin Abente, and Manuel
> Quiñones, who put so much effort into getting the last few features
> over the hump. Also, an extraordinary number of new features were
> contributed by our Google Code-in students: special kudos to Emil
> Dudev, Ignacio Rodriguez, and Sam Parkinson. Finally, it was really
> nice to see so many first-time contributors.
> 2. Gonzalo has made some videos demonstrating the new features in both
> Sugar 100  and Sugar 102 .
> 3. We are reviewing Google Summer of Code applications. We had 35
> applicants this year. We'll know in a few weeks how many slots we get
> from Google.
> 4. I traveled to Colombia a few weeks ago with Claudia Urrea to visit
> a wonderful ANSPE project in Chia being run by Aura Mora . Saw some
> old friends (Sebastian Silva, Laura Vargas, and Sandra Barragán) and
> made many new friends. The highlights for me were the two Turtle Art
> workshops: one at the National University in Bogota and the other with
> the children in Chia.
> 5. Claudia and Erik Blankinship joined me on a panel discussuion at
> LibrePlanet 2014 . The panel, which will be available online, was
> "No more mouse: saving elementary education".
> :The lack of a mouse and the presence of "the mouse" are having a
> detrimental impact on global elementary education. The rush to adopt
> tablets is putting passive tools of consumption into the hands of
> young learners at a time in their development when "making" is
> paramount. The "Disneyification" of media further erodes the
> opportunity for personal expression by young learners. In this panel
> we will characterize these threats and discuss strategies for
> combating them.
> === In the community ===
> 6. Sugar Camp #3 - Paris, hosted by Bastien Guerry, will be held from
> 12-13 April in Carrefour Numérique - Cité des Sciences. For more
> information, see .
> 7. Claudia will be hosting a Learning Chat on Wednesday, 2 April, at
> 10AM EST, 15 GMT. The guest speaker will be Gonzalo. Please join us at
> irc.freenode.net #sugar-meeting. (These meetings will be held
> regularly on the first Wednesday of each month.)
> 8. The Sugar Background Image Contest has begun. See  for details.
> === Tech Talk ===
> 9. I wrote a new activity while I was in Colombia: Word Cloud  is
> a simple activity for generating word clouds from text.
> 10. Another new activity worth mentioning is Flappy  by Alan
> Aguiar. Enjoy. (I cannot get past the first gate.)
> === Sugar Labs ===
> 9. Please visit our planet .
>  http://wiki.sugarlabs.org/go/0.102/Notes
>  http://wiki.sugarlabs.org/go/0.102/Testing
>  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ot_T9impkNw
>  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=10ljkueuBU0
>  http://libreplanet.org/2014/
>  http://fr.amiando.com/sugarcamp3.html
>  http://contest.sugarlabs.org
>  http://activities.sugarlabs.org/en-US/sugar/addon/4734
>  http://activities.sugarlabs.org/en-US/sugar/addon/4731
>  http://planet.sugarlabs.org
> Walter Bender
> Sugar Labs
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