[Sugar-devel] [SLOBS] [IAEP] [SLOB] workshop travel motion
holt at laptop.org
Mon Jan 8 15:32:58 EST 2018
+1 if it's clarified where public community reporting will take place, e.g.
in the form of blog post(s) @ https://musicblocks.net
or any such/similar.
On Mon, Jan 8, 2018 at 10:05 AM, Walter Bender <walter.bender at gmail.com>
> On Mon, Jan 8, 2018 at 9:28 AM, Chris Leonard <cjlhomeaddress at gmail.com>
>> As always, I am ready to assist with i18n/L10n efforts as needed. In the
>> past we've had an active Japanese localizer, but it has not been a priority
>> language for recruiting. Efforts like this are wonderful opportunities to
>> reach out to an online language community at other projects to let them
>> know that their work is destined in real-time for a particular audience,
>> which can be quite motivating. It is also an opportunity to recruit new
>> stakeholders to the L10n effort to benefit all.
> Devin speaks Japanese and has been working with a colleague from Japan who
> is familiar with all of the specialized music terms so for the moment, we
> are in good shape. (Devin also translated the guide into Japanese.)
>> On Sun, Jan 7, 2018 at 8:50 PM, 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
>>> Additional background on the trip privided by Devin can be found below:
>>> The main gist is that the Yokohama Frontier High School (
>>> 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:
>>> (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:
>>> Walter Bender
>>> Sugar Labs
>>> IAEP -- It's An Education Project (not a laptop project!)
>>> IAEP at lists.sugarlabs.org
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