[IAEP] [Sugar-devel] Last day in Google Code In - San Francisco

Sai Vineet saivineet89 at gmail.com
Thu Apr 17 01:25:37 EDT 2014

On Apr 17, 2014 10:48 AM, "Gonzalo Odiard" <godiard at sugarlabs.org> wrote:

> As some of you may know, this week was the "Google Code In" winners
> ceremony,
> where Ignacio Rodriguez from Uruguay and Jorge Gómez López from El
> Salvador, our finalists,
> their parents and I on behalf of SugarLabs,
> came to San Francisco. This is brief report,
> to share the experiece with the community.
> The event was perfectly organized,
> with a excelent work from Stephanie Taylor,
> and her team. They shown not only profesionalism,
> but love by the project.
> We participated with other 9 projects.
> The event started the last Sunday at the night,
> with a presentation of all the winners, and food.
> Googlers gave us food, a lot of food, all the time :)
> The Monday we had a visit to the Google campus,
> with the official prizes ceremony,
> and a talk from Chris DiBona, Director of Open Source at Google.
> Later some Googlers gave us talks about the projects where they work, and
> about their career.
> All the talks were different, some more technical,
> some more human, but all had good advices for the kids.
> The Tuesday was a day to know the city,
> we could choice between go to Alcatraz Island,
> or to do a tour in Segway for the city.
> The Segway are fun devices, and we had a little
> training before doing the tour. Ignacio said the
> Alcatraz excursion was very fun too.
> Later we went to the Academy of Sciences,
> (is like a giant museum but alive, have collections,
> a beautifull aquarium, a planetarium, and so.
> We had a "Behind the Scenes Tour", with a guide,
> and the possibility of see places not opened to the public,
> like the places where the researchers work.
> Today was the last day, we went to Google offices in SF
> and we had the possibility of present every one of our projects.
> Later we went to San Francisco State University,
> to meet Sameer Verma, who did a interview to
> Jorge and Ignacio.
> All the week was a very nice experience, we could talk face to face
> with our students, students from other projects,
> and other mentors. We interchanged experiences,
> about how they manage GCI and GSoC contest,
> and I tried to start contacts with other projects
> related to us. In fact tomorrow I will visit the
> Wikimedia offices (is amazing how many internet
> companies and groups are in the SF area)
> I will upload photos when return home,
> just need do a selection, SF is a incredible place,
> I took 1000 photos!
> Sameer already shared photos from the OLPC SF
> meeting the last Saturday, from my part,
> I enjoyed participate in the meeting.
> I talked about the features in Sugar 0.100
> and 0.102, the webactivities,
> and other trends in Sugar development.
> They shared the project they have, as the work in Pathagar and statistics
> visualization.
> I hope we can work more connected in the future,
> SugarLabs and OLPC SF.
> Regards,
> --
> Gonzalo Odiard
> SugarLabs - Software for children learning
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