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Speaker(s) :Bastien Guerry, Florian Fainelli
Nature :Meeting
Level :Newbie
Date :Tuesday 1 July 2008
Schedule :14h15
Duration :45 minutes
Language :Français
Place :CDDP

The speakers

Bastien Guerry is member of the association AFUL, PhD in cognitive sciences, founder of WikiProf.

Florian Fainelli is student engineer of 3rd cycle in Telecom INT, Evry and developer of the distribution OpenWrt.

The project OLPC

OLPC first focus was on the machine, now it slowly turns toward the deployment of the XOs, thus hitting more and more sociological and pedagogical aspects of the project.

Bastien will give a general overview of what is on in the different countries, where they are in the process of deploying the laptops, what works and what doesn’t, going into more details for the haitian project. He will take this as an example of the relationships we can imagine between grassroots organizations and local efforts. Because OLPC is not just a great opportunity to make teachers and free software developers work together: it’s also a chance to create links between countries in a co-development perspective.