Friday, March 18, 2011

Getting Ready for eduJAM!

I'm still processing everything I learned in my annual pilgrimage to Pycon.  If time allows I'll make a separate post listing some of the highlights, but the coolest part of all was finding out that SchoolTool developer and Juan Chacon Free Software Project co-coordinator Douglas Cerna is heading to Uruguay for eduJAM!.

eduJAM! 2011 is an educational free software community "summit" that will take place in Uruguay from May 5th to 7th.  So sum up why this is so darn cool:
  1. It is an example of the leadership role that the Sugar and OLPC communities are playing within the educational free software community.
  2. With Mr. Cerna going, it will provide an opportunity to continue to build relationships between the Sugar and SchoolTool communities, that already exist in the OLE Nepal project and in Sugar Labs, DC.
  3. For Sugar Labs, DC, it provides added impetus to move on our School Server project, as Douglas requested that we develop documentation on setting up a School Server with SchoolTool installed (from the Nepal rpms) before he makes the trip to Uruguay.
We have already started setting up our redhatdev server so we can begin contributing to the process.

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