After a year of intense engineering draws to a close, One Laptop per Child is getting ready to take our new much faster XO-1.5 laptop out of the oven…
We ask educators and hackers the world over to taste our freshly baked treats: who do you know, who has Great Ideas for firing up classrooms using OLPC’s brand new XO-1.5 laptops, building lifelong opportunity for the world’s poorest children?
Take a Big Bite: If you are planning work on content, software, or hardware learning projects with an XO, please apply today to our contributors program. If OLPC’s XO-1.5 C2 early production laptops can help you and your community innovate using Sugar and Gnome learning software, you may be able to get free laptops for development and testing. OLPC and Sugar Labs would love your help empowering deep Learning/Deployment in some of the most challenging environments and underserved countries you know.
We recently modified the Contributors Program F.A.Q. to make clear that, in addition to content, software, and hardware work, we also encourage proposals for free laptops from volunteers doing exceptional and creative outreach/advocacy work.
Do you still need background on the XO-1.5′s breakthrough new performance and possibilities before you apply? We invite pioneering educators and experimenters to jump in, helping pave the way for the next generation(s) of hands-on educational computing and open educational resources in all languages!
Thanks: group proposals especially welcome from informal user groups in any city worldwide!! If you too need help forming a community volunteer group like the ~100 people who recently signed up in Los Angeles, please write firstname.lastname@example.org
(Small print: OLPC will pay for shipping and customs/import fees worldwide if you are approved, in all countries where this is possible)