We Host Another OLPC Community Sprint

This week the School Server community team (http://schoolserver.org) assembled at the farm once again. Getting volunteer entrepreneurs to work together face to face has been a very effective way of advancing their open-source server for developing world schools. This being their 4th hack sprint/summit since Sept 2012.

May9-2013GuestsArriveVolunteers arrived at staggered times from far and wide. One even dials in at 2PM each day from India as he prepares to deploy this work in the village of Bhagmalpur.


This time Braddock Gaskill (founder of http://internet-in-a-box.org) arrived all the way from LA to integrate Wikipedia, Khan Academy, Open Street Map, and Gutenberg Project books, empowering the world’s poorest schools with the highest-quality free learning content. Their free software (XS Community Edition) works on OLPC’s XO laptops, traditional servers, and soon on this year’s much-hyped $25 Raspberry Pi computer.

They unpacked their affairs and moved the furniture into working formation near electric outlets.

May9-2013Unpacking May9-2013Laptops May9-2013OneWorkAreaSettling down to work…

May9,-teamMemberAndCookieChefMay9-2013GuestsArrive2May9-2013SleepDeprived May9-2013HostTeamCoordinatorFood and coffee always on hand…May9-2013BrunchWires, wires, wires…May9-2013WiresWiresWiresSupport StaffMay9-2013SupportStaffSome necessary tools May9-2013SurvivalGear May9-2013Tools

Lots of work and food and chatter — and growing progress as the weekend continues…


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2 Responses to We Host Another OLPC Community Sprint

  1. Denise says:

    I love this peek into what are to me the obscure tech goings-on at the farm!

  2. Alice Jordon says:

    Such exciting times! Looks like lots of fun too.

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