[Sugar-devel] [IAEP] Sugar Digest 2017-09-12
walter.bender at gmail.com
Tue Sep 12 13:10:44 EDT 2017
On Tue, Sep 12, 2017 at 1:05 PM, Ignacio Rodríguez <ignacio at sugarlabs.org>
> 7. One of the first decisions the new board will be making is whether
> or not Sugar Labs should apply for GCI 2017. I am hopeful that the
> board will see the merits of the program and give a green light to
> apply again this year. If we do apply, I will be looking for mentors,
> project ideas, and a co-administrator. Please contact me if you are
> Count me in as a co-administrator this year ;)
> On 9/12/17, Walter Bender <walter.bender at gmail.com> wrote:
> > It has been a long time since I last wrote a Sugar Labs community new
> > I got tied up with my day jobs: starting a new design college from
> > and launching a new research center at MIT. (And, frankly, I was a bit
> > depressed following the deaths of Marvin Minsky and Seymour Papert.) I
> > a breather on both fronts and given all of the Sugar activity of late, I
> > inspired to do some writing.
> > 1. A footnote from Google Code-in 2015. Ezequiel Pereira, one of the
> > grand-prize recipients from Sugar Labs was recently acknowledged by
> > for discovering a security bug. He got some nice press, e.g., [1, 2]. In
> > one article , he was quoted as saying: "Homework is boring. Looking
> > bugs is fun.” Ezequiel is one of a generation of children in Uruguay who
> > grew up with Sugar. It is nice to hear the occasional word about their
> > accomplishments.
> > 2. We just wrapped up Google Code-in and Outreachy 2017. We had 9 interns
> > supported by Google and 1 Outreachy intern. You can read about their
> > accomplishments in their blogs  and in the meeting logs  (every
> > Monday from May through August). Highlights from the summer include a
> > easy-to-maintain activity portal and a new www.sugarlabs.org, both going
> > live soon. Also of note: a new Sugar image for Raspberry Pi, some new
> > GTK3 ports, a Sugarizer dashboard, and a major overhaul of Music Blocks.
> > Tip of the hat to our mentors: Abhijit Patel, Cristina Del Puerto, Devin
> > Ulibarri, Hrishi Patel, Ignacio Rodriguez, José Argüello, Lionel Laské,
> > Matias Baez, Michaël Ohayon, Samson Goddy, Samuel Cantero, and Tony
> > Anderson. Lionel help me adminsister the program again this year. It is
> > nice to note that many of the mentors are fomer GCI participants.
> > Cristina, Michaël, and Samson will be representing Sugar Labs at the
> > mentor summit at Google in October. (For those of you who have been
> > following the saga of Samson's visa, I am happy to say that he was
> > approved!)
> > 3. I was invited to represent Sugar Labs at the Plan Ceibal 10th
> > anniversary in Montevideo a few months ago. It was great to see children
> > still using Sugar 10 years after the first deployment in a small school
> > the Florida Department. It was also an opportunity to catch up with many
> > old friends and Sugar contributors, including Ignacio, Andres, Alan, Jose
> > Miguel, Guzman, etc. I am not sure if my talk is on line, but I wrote a
> > paper based on the talk which is available for download .
> > 4. Lionel just announced a new release of Sugarizer (v0.9). See  for
> > of the details.
> > 5. James Cameron is working towards the release of Sugar 0.111, our first
> > new release in nearly one year. It is mostly planned as a maintenance
> > release.
> > 6. There are only a few more days left (15 Sept.) to register as a
> > candidate for the Sugar Labs oversight board. Please consider joining the
> > board as we need some fresh voices and perspectives. See  for details.
> > You also have until 27 Sept. to register as a member in order to be
> given a
> > vote in the election. See  for details.
> > 7. One of the first decisions the new board will be making is whether or
> > not Sugar Labs should apply for GCI 2017. I am hopeful that the board
> > see the merits of the program and give a green light to apply again this
> > year. If we do apply, I will be looking for mentors, project ideas, and a
> > co-administrator. Please contact me if you are interested.
> > regards.
> > -walter
> > ----
> > 
> > https://thenextweb.com/google/2017/08/10/highschool-
> > 
> > https://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/08/10/schoolboy_google_
> > 
> > http://abcnews.go.com/Lifestyle/google-awards-
> >  https://wiki.sugarlabs.org/go/Summer_of_Code
> >  http://meeting.sugarlabs.org/sugar-meeting/meetings
> >  http://www.um.es/ead/red/54/bender.pdf
> >  http://sugarizer.org
> >  https://wiki.sugarlabs.org/go/Oversight_Board/2017-2019-candidates
> >  https://wiki.sugarlabs.org/go/Sugar_Labs/Members
> > --
> > Walter Bender
> > Sugar Labs
> > http://www.sugarlabs.org
> > <http://www.sugarlabs.org>
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