OLPC France presentation @ the OLPC EduJam event in Montevide 2011

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Presentation givin in Montevideo, May 2011. This explains what OLPC France does and gives a few ideas on what to do next to develop OLPC grassroots.

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OLPC France presentation @ the OLPC EduJam event in Montevide 2011

  1. 1. How to grow a local grassroot ?OLPC France – EduJam – Montevideo 2011
  2. 2. OLPC France – the core team
  3. 3. OLPC France – brief overview http://olpc-france.org● Mission : hack the hardware and software, support (future) french-speaking OLPC/Sugar deployments with translation, documentation, activities, etc.● Started in June 2008 at the /tmp/lab (hackerspace)● ~40 active members as of today● XO repair center● Support Gang : participate to the Contributors program● SugarCamp (May 2009)● Nosy Komba deployment started in 2009 with « G du cœur » (french NGO led by students)
  4. 4. OLPC France – translation
  5. 5. OLPC France – repair workshops
  6. 6. OLPC France – « design » workshops
  7. 7. OLPC France – « design » workshops
  8. 8. Develop activities – xoExplore.xo
  9. 9. Develop activities - A toi de jouer !
  10. 10. Develop activities - Nutrition● Stefanie Nobel, new german member (developer) of OLPC France● Internship with Danone and OLPC France● Alpha release end of May, Beta end of september● Brainstorming started on sugar-devel@● Work with deployments to customize and test the activity ?
  11. 11. Develop activities – others...● Helpfr.xo : french version of Help● Madagasar.xo : bunch of Wikipedia pages● NosyKombaLibrary.xo : ePub ebooks● Tools to analyse the Journals and display simple reports● ...
  12. 12. OLPC France – meet educational FLOSS projects/communities● Gcompris● OOo4Kids● Moon activity (La main à la pâte)● Vikidia (offline wikipedia with Kiwix)● Sésamath ?● DrGeo ?● ...
  13. 13. Nosy Komba deployment - 2009-2011
  14. 14. Nosy Komba deployment - 2009-2011
  15. 15. Nosy Komba deployment - 2009-2011● 100 XOs in 2009 ● 5 volunteers of « G du cœur » for 2 months● 150 XOs in 2010 ● School server ● 5 volunteers of « G du cœur » for 2 months● 150 XOs in 2011 ● Try to bring Internet ● Project supported by OLPC Europe ● 5 volunteers of « G du cœur » for 2 months + 2 volunteers from OLPC France
  16. 16. Nosy Komba deployment - 2009-2011 ● http://olpc-france.org/blog/tag/nosy-komba/ ● http://xo-nosykomba.blogspot.com : from children Journals (2010) ● http://nosykomba2011.blogspot.com : last news from the NK team
  17. 17. 8 principles to build a grassroot● Be kind● Dont do politics● Work on projects● Meet IRL often● Have a story to tell● Build relationships with FLOSS/education communities outside OLPC/Sugar● Participate IRL to OLPC/Sugar worldwide● Have fun !
  18. 18. Further developments for OLPC grassroots ?● Decentralized Contributors program?● Manage a worldwide OLPC volunteering program?● Organize worldwide contests : best FLOSS application for education? Best XO robotics project ? Best Sugar activity tutorial ?● Set up an OLPC community website (on top of olpcmap.net)?
  19. 19. Thanks !bzg@laptop.org

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