[Sugar-devel] Google Summer of Code Mentor Summit '17 Recap

Samson Goddy samsongoddy at sugarlabs.org
Fri Oct 20 17:48:35 EDT 2017

Hello all,

It was indeed an interesting summit. Not just because it was my first time
in America, but i was able to meet with Michael and Cristina. Both of them
was awesome, we all supported and discuss Sugar to some folks in other

I was able to meet with some folks on Oppia <https://www.oppia.org/splash>(an
Open Source Project where alot of educators hangout out and create
educational content), they are really interesting in making collaboration
with Sugar Labs and i believe it will be really awesome.

I was able to follow up Wolfgang from Catrobat at the Life Long
Kindergarten Group in at the MIT Media Lab. We discussed how Catrobat
project can be introduced in Sugar and Sugarizer.

Right now, i am still in Boston for some personal visits. I met with the
Scratch team and we discussed about Scratch 3.0 coming to Sugar and
Sugarizer. I already introduced Andrew (lead developer of the scratch 3.0)
into Sugar development team. He is on the mailing list(sugar-devel) and
making some research around sugar and sugarizer.

I also met with Bernie and Raúl. Unfortunately i didn't meet with Sameer
and OLPC SF team, there was fire around San Francisco which was really bad.

Just as Michael mentioned, we meet people(Karen and Brett) from SFC and
some projects under SFC too.

i will be heading back to Nigeria soon, but overall the Mentor summit was
fun and wonderful, it gave me the opportunity to meet with Cristina and
Michael(Both wonderful people).

Best Regards


On Fri, Oct 20, 2017 at 10:14 AM, Michaël Ohayon <mohayon75 at gmail.com>

> Hi everyone !
> Last week was the Google Summer of Code Mentor Summit '17 in Sunnyvale.
> Cristina, Samson and I had the luck to represent Sugar Labs !
> The summit is an unconference (Open-space conference, attendants do the
> sessions).
> The event started Friday ~6pm and ended Sunday ~4pm.
> You can find the session schedule here :
> https://sites.google.com/site/2016gsocmentorsummit/schedule-
> of-events/saturday-session-schedule and here : https://sites.google.com/
> site/2016gsocmentorsummit/schedule-of-events/sunday-session-schedule
> We had the opportunity to chat with many other participants (300+) from
> all other the world and their nice projects.
> There was a lightning talk session where I pitched about our participation
> in GSoC.
> Samson and I have been recorded by Google to give feedbacks and hints to
> students.
> If I had a chat to mention: Wolfgang from Catrobat who is making Pocket
> Code - https://www.catrobat.org/ (Free educational apps for children and
> teenagers)
> This was a very nice talk. We talked about what is Pocket Code and how it
> could be learned by teachers and integrated in our Sugarizer tablets
> deployment.
> We also met with people from the Software Freedom Conservancy and other
> related orgs. A small video has been shooted with everyone.
> To sum things up, It was a very nice summit with nice people and cool
> projects !
> I'm joining a few photos to this mail : https://drive.google.com/
> drive/folders/0B9I_5zzdPhgvM1R1YklvSU84N0k?usp=sharing
> Have a nice day everyone,
> Michael
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