[SoaS] Sugar Survey (was RE: As requested: RE: Thoughts on RE: SOAS decision panel : thoughts)
cbigenho at hotmail.com
Sat Oct 3 00:29:09 EDT 2009
Hi Tabatha and All,
This is wonderful! We need a lot more folks like you. I also hand out a "business card" I made up with both OLPC and Sugar Labs on the front with my name as a "volunteer" and my email (Caryl at laptop.org). On the reverse is a list of all sorts of web links they might find useful that I can discuss with them when we talk.
How do you finance all the travel, entry fees, USB keys and the like? So far mine have all been out of pocket... my pocket that is.
Yes, let's create a short, simple to complete, survey...on a different thread. I need to sign off right now, but will be back tomorrow evening. If you would like to start it, just change the title to "Sugar Survey", delete all of this, write a preface and begin the survey. If you don't have time, I'll do it tomorrow evening when we stop again on our trip home from MT to CA.
Or maybe we should do it in Google docs? Tabatha, what do you think, how about others who are reading this?
P.S. For those of you who are curious about the MT house we are building, here is a link to a photo we took from across the river yesterday. Notice the snow... we had a few flakes at our house too. It is time to be heading for sunnier climes... which we are doing! http://tinyurl.com/yeocs4d
> Date: Sat, 3 Oct 2009 15:59:47 +1300
> Subject: Re: As requested: RE: Thoughts on RE: SOAS decision panel : thoughts
> From: tabitha at hrdnz.com
> To: cbigenho at hotmail.com
> CC: meta.sj at gmail.com; bogstad at pobox.com; sdz at sugarlabs.org; luke at faraone.cc; martin at martindengler.com; olpc at sadeq.me.uk; bmschwar at fas.harvard.edu; sdaly.be at gmail.com; dsd.olpc at gmail.com; hackerboymayabhi at gmail.com; holt at laptop.org
> The New Zealand volunteer group goes to the local conferences. We have
> been to Open Government Data Barcamp, National Library event, Super
> Happy Dev House, Software Freedom Day (as kids programme host and as
> hackfest), last year four Moodle conferences (Italy, Spain, Australia,
> NZ), snuck into Mozilla Camp (Spain). We are going to be at Kiwi
> Pycon (python conference), LCA2010 (Tabitha is education miniconf
> We try to run special events with local groups (Unlimited Potential,
> schools, Capital E soon).
> We made up little cards with website on it so people can find out more
> about contributing. We have handed out almost 70 USB keys with Sugar
> on them. We take our XOs all over the country, including on holiday at
> the beach to raise awareness. We meet every week in Wellington and now
> regular meet ups in Auckland and Christchurch are on the horizon.
> *If anyone wants to tell us what exactly we should be writing on
> signage or business cards that would be great.
> *If you want us to survey geeks and educators please feel free to give
> us questions you want asked.
> *If you want to tell us what SoaS distro to hand out please do.
> > 1) Send representatives (preferably 2 or more) to every Tech Conference for
> > educators that we can find. Take XOs and SoaS, Live CDs, SD cards and
> > different non-XO machines to demonstrate that Sugar will run on them. People
> > will be curious and want to try things. Set up in a booth if possible or in
> > their internet cafe area (or do a presentation!). We may have to actually
> > pay to attend.
> > 2) Have a simple survey for educators to fill out asking what machines they
> > have at their school, how many, how old, are there any plans to replace
> > them, if yes, with what machines and, finally, how much use do they get and
> > by who. While we are at it we might as well ask what level or subject they
> > teach and what kinds of new programs would they like to have to use with
> > their students.
> > 3) If they have something that will run SoaS, a Live CD, or Sugar on a SD
> > card, offer to help them download their own copy. Maybe even give away some
> > Live CDs.
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