[Sugar-devel] [IAEP] [SLOB] workshop travel motion

Samson Goddy samsongoddy at sugarlabs.org
Sun Jan 7 21:25:59 EST 2018

Outreach programs like this is healthy to the community. I am very happy
for movement  in Asia.

Thanks Devin.

I second the Motion.


On Mon, Jan 8, 2018 at 2:50 AM, Walter Bender <walter.bender at gmail.com>

> Devin Ulibarri is returning from Japan, where he ran a number of Music
> Blocks workshops. While he was there, he also met with METI (the Japanese
> ministry of economics, trade, and industry), which has a interest in STEM
> education and with whom he initiated talks about doing a large-scale
> initiative in Japan. He has been invited back to follow up on the work at a
> school in Yolohama and to have follow-up meetings with METI. He is
> requesting funds to support his travel:
> * between US $800-1200 for airfare; and
> * approximately $40 for local transportation in Japan
> He has accomodations accounted for and hence does need funds for a hotel.
> Motion 2018-02: Provide Devin Ulibarri with travel money for March
> workshops and follow-up meetings in Japan of an amount not exceeding US
> $1250.
> ----
> Additional background on the trip privided by Devin can be found below:
> The main gist is that the Yokohama Frontier High School (
> http://www.edu.city.yokohama.lg.jp/school/hs/sfh/index.cfm/37,html) does
> special science festivals about once a year and they would like me to be
> their special guest in March (3/16). For planning purposes (and for the
> best airfare rate), it is important to know whether the airfare would be
> paid for in advance. I asked if they have a budget to pay for airfare for
> their guests and they do not.
> I will try to schedule one or two additional meetings around that time as
> well, if possible. For example, I would like to meet with METI (Ministry of
> Economics, Trade, and Industry) once, perhaps the Friday before, and try to
> do a couple workshop at a middle school in Tokyo that expressed interest.
> It is the same school as described in these blogs:
> https://musicblocks.net/2018/01/02/translation-of-yokohama-s
> cience-frontier-blog-article-of-devins-visit-on-12-16-2017/
> https://musicblocks.net/2018/01/02/devins-travels-in-japan/
> (They were impressed with the initial showcase, so they asked me back to
> be the special guest in March. That is how this got started.)
> The school is asking for various information (e.g. translated bio,
> translated C.V. and Resume), which I am preparing right now. I am almost
> complete with all of the documents, including a "What is Music Blocks?"
> slideshow presentation in Japanese, of which the most recent draft(s) may
> be accessed at:
> https://owncloud.libretools.com/index.php/s/huL6h3MgPf7e9g8
> -walter
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> Walter Bender
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