[FM Discuss] [IAEP] Book sprint aug 16-23
seth at laptop.org
Tue Jul 8 22:24:46 PDT 2008
Perhaps it would be best to slice up what exists and have a phone conference
before the end of the week on what said -quick- manual would look like, what
it should cover. I believe that parts of the learning team would like to be
involved in that conversation if we have time for them.
Who's up for a phone conference thursday? OLPC to host.
On Wed, Jul 9, 2008 at 1:21 AM, Edward Cherlin <echerlin at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Jul 8, 2008 at 10:11 PM, Seth Woodworth <seth at laptop.org> wrote:
> > On Tue, Jul 8, 2008 at 11:38 PM, David Farning <dfarning at sugarlabs.org>
> > wrote:
> >> Seems like we have support for the idea of a book sprint.
> >> Considerations:
> >> Time - Version .82 will be released Aug 10th. Is it worth it to try to
> >> hit that release date? As much as I would like to say yes, we should
> >> not push things too fast. My key goal in setting up the sprint is to
> >> create a _concrete_ event where people can come together to and help
> >> OLPC. Let's take our time and use this as a test run at community.
> > As much as I would like a complete set of documentation for Sugar, if we
> > get the event done sooner it can ship on thousands of G1G1 machines.
> > is an important consideration. Can we make a list of who could make it
> > Boston in a very short period of time for a Sprint and decide from there?
> Let's look at it another way. How much needs to be done to get
> something ready for this release and shipment? How inaccurate is the
> current manual?
> Can we do that task online, starting right away, and then have the
> sprint for whatever is appropriate after that? I can rearrange my own
> schedule somewhat to accommodate an important rush project.
> >> Location - Seth mentioned the availability of space at the OLPC's
> >> offices. That would be great if it were possible. The marketing angle
> >> of volunteers coming together to olpc's offices for a sprint would be
> >> great.
> > One way or another, locations will be had here in Boston. Kim approved
> > support for the event at the 1cc office so long as both conference rooms
> > aren't booked. And even spilling over onto MIT isn't that big of deal.
> >> The Big question is would Adam and Anne feel comfortable running the
> >> sprint on OLPC's turf. Adam and Anne are the domain experts. We need
> >> to give them the room to leverage the OLPC effort and enthusiasm against
> >> FM's experience.
> >> Participantes -
> >> Anne Gentle - Texas
> >> Adam Hyde - Netherlands
> >> David Farning - Wisconsin
> >> Walter Bender - East coast
> >> Greg Dekoenigsberg - ?
> >> Others - ??
> > Might I also add Benjamin Mako Hill [Boston] (author of the Official
> > book and sometime OLPC employee), and Ron Hale-Evans [Seattle] (technical
> > author via O'Reily, Fellow OLPC/Sugar nut and Linux Foundation Employee).
> > Personally I've been the editor of my college newspaper and am familiar
> > explaining Sugar internals in a non-technical way.
> >> I will gladly step aside to let a better writer take my spot;)
> >> Funding - Between $500 - $1250 per person.
> >> I'll do the leg work, but cold calls from dfarning won't be worth much;(
> >> Talking to book publishers-- Is FM interested in going that direction?
> >> How about setting a tentative date for Aug 16-23?
> > I would still like to consider *some* event sooner with the expectation
> > getting it into the 8.2 build.
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