Back in April I went to a Bay Area Linux Users Group (BALUG) meeting where Sameer Verma was doing a presentation titled One Laptop per Child (OLPC) Project: Plan, Updates, Direction, Participation (slides here). It was an inspiring presentation, Sameer’s excitement for the project was infectious and I asked a bunch of questions and attended the next OLPC San Francisco meeting I could. At that meeting on July 12th I learned about a Summit they were planning, and jumped on the chance to lend my skills to help make it happen. Our first task was to launch a website for OLPCSF itself, which had been exclusively using a laptop.org wiki page since the group was created. Grant Bowman secured the olpcsf.org domain and we received hosting from Jim Stockford and Systemateka.
The past couple months have included weekly calls and frequent emails, in the past week as we’ve come down to our “1 month away” milestone I’ve been working feverishly with Sameer Verma, Adam Holt and Mike Lee to get the content secured so we could get the website and registration launched.
As such, I’m delighted to announce that we opened registration today!
OLPC SF Community Summit 2010 is a community event that brings together educators, technologists, anthropologists, enthusiasts, champions and volunteers. We share stories, exchange ideas, solve problems, foster community and build collaboration around the One Laptop per Child project and its mission worldwide.
The event is a combination of panel discussions, “Birds of a Feather” sessions, speed-geeking and much more! The event is hosted by the OLPC San Francisco volunteer community.
Registration is now open, register now!