Ian will give an introduction to the One Laptop Per Child project. This is an educational project to enable developing nations to provide their children with personal laptops. The presentation will be a discussion of both the goals and implementation of the project, including both a novel hardware and a software stack that rethinks many of the concepts of traditional GUI environments.
Ian Bicking works at The Open Planning Project and contributes to the OLPC project. An enthusiastic free software developer, he has been a contributor to a variety of projects in the Python world for the last six years, is the author of several popular Python libraries including Paste and SQLObject and has a well-read blog.
IIT Rice Campus Room 166 201 East Loop Road Wheaton, IL 60187-8489Directions to IIT - Rice Campus in Wheaton
From the North or South: From I-355 (North-South Tollway), exit westbound at Rt.56/Butterfield Road and proceed west 3 1/2 miles on B utterfield Road to East Loop Road. Turn right onto East Loop Road (Phillip's 66 Gas Station on the corner); the campus will be on your right about a block north of Butterfield Road, behind Cozymel's. Park in the Student parking lot behind the building. Room 166 is on the first floor in the East Wing.
From the I-294 (Tri-State Tollway), take the I-88 (East-West Tollway) westbound and follow directions "From the East or West" below.
From the East or West: From I-88 (East-West Tollway), take the Naperville Road exit. At the traffic light, turn left onto Naperville Road and continue north for 1\275 miles to Rt. 56/Butterfield Road. Turn right onto Rt. 56/Butterfield Road and proceed 1/4 mile to the first traffic light (East Loop Road). Turn left on to East Loop Road, ( Phillip's 66 Gas station on the corner); the campus will be on your right about a block north of Butterfield Road, behind Cozymel's. Park in the Student parking lot behind the building.Room 166 is on the first floor in the East Wing.
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