[Sugar-devel] Introduction and question about introducing Sugar development
steve.dalton at gmail.com
Sun Jun 28 07:47:22 EDT 2009
Yeah - I'm already thinking a little about the way he uses it - and maybe
something for the preschoolers (I know it's target is 6-12 but some kids are
quite adept). By the time I get around to something he'll have probably
outgrown it - but hopefully my baby daughter will be at Beta tester stage by
I'm still unsure on what to do about a presentation though... have to have a
good think about it tomorrow and do a bit more research. Closing date for
submission of talk summary is 30th - so might have to just leave it if I
have nothing concrete.
On Sun, Jun 28, 2009 at 6:59 PM, Tomeu Vizoso <tomeu at sugarlabs.org> wrote:
> 2009/6/26 Steve Dalton <steve.dalton at gmail.com>:
> > Hi All
> > Just went on IRC channel - but no-one around - so I'll try here.
> > Steve Dalton here from Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia. I'm an
> experienced developer - mainly C/C++/Java/Groovy - but also dabble with
> Ruby/Python, just starting out playing with Sugar development
> > I was kindly donated 5 XOs a while back and I have been trying to get a
> bit of a local OLPC developers group started here in QLD. Have young kids
> and my (almost) 4 year old is already getting stuck into Sugar and working
> things out which makes me think you guys are onto something really awesome -
> I'd love to help in some way.
> > Anyway - one way I think I might be able to stimulate some local activity
> is by doing some sort of live demo on developing with Sugar. I was hoping to
> demo something at Barcamp Brisbane next month and possibly something at the
> OSDC (Open Source Developers Conference) in Brisbane later this year if it
> works. I have made one of my paper submission for OSDC a Sugar one but It's
> sitting in my drafts folder until I can be sure I have something that has
> half a chance of working out (I like jumping in at the deep-end but don't
> want to make a complete fool of myself).
> > Does anyone have any good suggestions on what to do? I've done the Hello
> world demo and had a look at some of the activities already developed... but
> was hoping to do something a little more interesting with some "cool" value
> to get people interested. Are there any canned demos or tutorials around
> that anyone can recommend? Might give me some ideas.
> Not that I know, though my recommendation would be to check out how
> your kid is using Sugar and think of how the learning experience could
> be improved. Most experienced developers will be happier to help if
> it's something that addresses a real need than if it's something done
> out of pure curiosity.
> > Many thanks in advance
> > Steve
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