[IAEP] [Sugar-devel] Sugar Digest 2014-04-01
godiard at sugarlabs.org
Wed Apr 2 08:02:43 EDT 2014
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The deadline is May 31th
On Wed, Apr 2, 2014 at 7:55 AM, Sai Vineet <saivineet89 at gmail.com> wrote:
> The background contest doesn't specify the deadline for submitting a
> background, what's the deadline?
> 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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