[SoaS] Sugar Survey (was RE: As requested: RE: Thoughts on RE: SOAS decision panel : thoughts)
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Sat Oct 3 12:47:16 EDT 2009
Please joint he marketing list and team.
The marketing team works together on things like banners for booths etc.
CD - My dream is that we have a single CD that does 3 things
1. Runs Sugar as a live CD
2. Has a Sugar App that lets you create a live USB based on the way you
have set up your system (favorites, language pref, added activities)
3. Acts as a boot helper when booting from a USB.
This dream is not yet a reality Maybe you have techies in NZ who could make
Survey - Great idea.
Brainstorming what I'd like to know.
- Computers in the school, what kind? Labs or in classrooms? Laptops?
- What do kids have at home? percentage of homes with computers?
- How often do kids move between schools?
- Is computer work ever given as homework?
- What is important to them? What do they want to use the computers to
- What is their school's current improvement plan? Do they see a way to
use computers that is aligned with other improvements and programs in their
Complicated ideas, maybe some simple questions and some open answer
If you want to apply for grants in NZ I think the Marketing team can help
Thank you for all your great work!
On Sat, Oct 3, 2009 at 12:29 AM, Caryl Bigenho <cbigenho at hotmail.com> wrote:
> 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 :
> > 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
> > Background:
> > 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
> > organiser).
> > 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.
> > Action:
> > *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
> > > 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.
> > > 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
> > > pay to attend.
> > >
> > > 2) Have a simple survey for educators to fill out asking what machines
> > > 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
> > > by who. While we are at it we might as well ask what level or subject
> > > teach and what kinds of new programs would they like to have to use
> > > their students.
> > >
> > > 3) If they have something that will run SoaS, a Live CD, or Sugar on a
> > > card, offer to help them download their own copy. Maybe even give away
> > > Live CDs.
> > >
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