After the Hype: The current state of OLPC and Sugar Labs


Back in early October a tweet by someone I follow alerted me to the fact that the deadline for submissions to the 26th Chaos Communication Congress (26C3) was less than 48 hours away. In a lunch break I whipped up a quick proposal for a lecture called "After the Hype - The current state of One Laptop per Child and Sugar Labs". A couple of weeks later I learned that my submission had been accepted.

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So just like last year I spent the time between Christmas and New Year's having a great time hanging out at 26C3 in Berlin. For those not familiar with the Chaos Communication Congress: it's a yearly event organized by the famous Chaos Computer Club (Wikipedia entry) that brings together hackers, researchers, artists and many other interesting people.

I have to say that I was quite happy with my presentation even though I literally only finished the slides 10 minutes before I went on-stage. The feedback I got after the talk - in-person, via Twitter and via the 26C3 Web site - was also very encouraging. Of course after a quick look over the recording of my talk I found a number of areas I should definitely improve on in the future but I guess it's always an iterative and evolutionary process.

Anyway, if you're interested in watching "After the Hype - The current state of One Laptop per Child and Sugar Labs" you can do so by downloading the video (~700MB), the slides are available for download here. I'm of course very interested in what you think of it so let me know by posting a comment or e-mailing me at christoph AT olpcnews DOT com.

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It just takes a long time for it to be downloaded for me to see it without it stopping! LOL, what should I expect for a 45 minute presentation?

Glad to hear you liked it:-)

The link given for the PDF presentation is not working...

Marco, I just tried the download and it works fine for me.

Christoph, what a delightful presentation. The best I've seen all year... it certainly captures the spirit and history of the movement. Definitely worth posting in sections to dailymotion.

SJ, thanks for the kind words.

And I'll definitely try and upload it to DailyMotion and YouTube in the coming weeks (as I'm in the middle of a bunch of exams at the moment).

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