[Sugar-devel] Sugar Outreach Plans 2019 - PyCon Cleveland (Tony Anderson)

Alex Perez aperez at alexperez.com
Fri May 10 14:52:24 EDT 2019


Lionel Laské wrote on 4/15/19 2:37 AM:
> Hi Tony,
> +1 on this.
> BTW Sugar/Python is not the only way to grow user base.
> For your information, we're currently deploying Sugarizer in 3 schools 
> in the Saint-Ouen city near Paris. It means about 150 Android tablets 
> with Sugarizer OS installed on it, used by few hundred children.

That's great, but it really needs to be documented. Has there been any 
media coverage, or other articles written about your efforts? if not, 
would you be willing to write an article about it, with some depth? I'd 
be genuinely interested to learn more about the project.
> Regards.
> Lionel.
> Le lun. 15 avr. 2019 à 11:03, <sugar-devel-request at lists.sugarlabs.org 
> <mailto:sugar-devel-request at lists.sugarlabs.org>> a écrit :
>     Date: Mon, 15 Apr 2019 15:42:52 +0800
>     From: Tony Anderson <tony_anderson at usa.net
>     <mailto:tony_anderson at usa.net>>
>     To: sugar-devel at lists.sugarlabs.org
>     <mailto:sugar-devel at lists.sugarlabs.org>
>     Subject: Re: [Sugar-devel] Sugar Outreach Plans 2019 - PyCon Cleveland
>     Message-ID: <a42719ae-037d-9224-c420-fb98df7a6416 at usa.net
>     <mailto:a42719ae-037d-9224-c420-fb98df7a6416 at usa.net>>
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>     What Sugar Labs needs to survive is users. If our count of active
>     users
>     reaches zero, there will be no need for developers (or Sugar Labs).
>     A Conference like PyCon is an opportunity to show that Sugar is a
>     viable
>     educational platform. So marketing does not need to be concerned
>     about
>     $, it needs to be concerned about the characteristics of Sugar
>     that make
>     it an attractive option for educators. At such a conference it is
>     possible to make presentations - ofen there is an educational track.
>     More importantly there is an opportunity to have an exhibit (booth).
>     This booth can provide many examples of Sugar running on platforms
>     other
>     than the XO (make sure there some XO pictures visible since this
>     attracts interest to a booth.) Sugarizer can demonstrate that
>     Sugar is
>     available for smartphones, tablets and other devices. Sugar can
>     show its
>     capabilities on Ubuntu, Raspbian. Windows is a special case since
>     Miccrosoft has been able to lock educators into Windows. Showing that
>     Sugar is viable in a Windows-based deployment may be beyond our
>     current
>     cabability.
>     Our goal should be to attract new contributors and to find new
>     deployment opportunities.
>     Tony
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