[sugar] Sugar on Beagle Board training at ESC Boston
Mon Aug 18 17:00:04 EDT 2008
Call for presentation from Sugar developers,
I think it would be great if the Sugar community would put forth a
training at the Embedded Systems Conference in Boston in October.
They will be holding several classes on the Beagle Board and I
believe the board is well-suited for higher-level educational
environments (low-cost, low-power, small, DSP capabilities, 3D
graphics, etc.). It is certainly no OLPC replacement, but I'd like to
get the people who are playing with that board thinking a bit
differently about how we train programmers to think about computers--
and I believe Sugar is a good tool for that.
The Beagle Board is an ARM-based platform that is intentionally
incomplete (no case, no built-in LCD, no built-in Ethernet, etc.).
It *is* intended to promote TI's OMAP3530 device which comes from an
architecture originally intended for mobile phones and I'd understand
if the tie-in with a particular company's promotional goals puts some
people off, so I want to be up-front about that. Still, there are a
lot of developers who are interested in the platform and, being a fan
of the OLPC software architecture, I don't want them to miss out on
Let me know if you are interested. I'd be happy to help with the
port. Python, GTK+, and GECKO are already running.
P.S. Sorry to Beagle subscribers for double-post. Original e-mail was
sent from wrong address and was bounced by the Sugar mailing list.
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