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Not your typical Sunday meeting… February 24, 2010

Filed under: Vietnam — polyachka @ 3:49 am
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Adam went well beyond my Sunday afternoon Book Club meetings at Starbucks. More people attend his meetings, which are famous for great speakers, topics, special bonus features, surprise appearances; and all of it is for our XO/Sugar community:

“All Welcome, but advance RSVP REQUIRED (holt @  You will have the choice of attending in person (across the street from MIT’s campus) or by telephone — via our US phone number (free if you have a full Skype account) for conference-call access to live Q&A. Complemented by our Live Chat back-channel at

Sorry, OLPC Radio’s tower isn’t fully erected yet for worldwide live public broadcasts just yet, but stay tuned…

Jan 24, 4PM EST: Tim Falconer, Waveplace Founder
How WE can help Haitians help THEMSELVES: Structuring Sustainable

Haiti Grassroots OLPC Projects
Jan 31, 4PM EST: Jim Blossom, President, Senior Analyst Shore

Solar electricity mass-deployment thinker. 

Author of “Content Nation: Surviving and Thriving as Social Media

Changes Our Work, Our Lives and Our Future” 

Feb 7, 12PM EST: Nancie Severs in person.

 “Fresh off the boat from Vietnam” discussing her innovative

microdeployment and ongoing community-building in VIETNAM:

Feb 14, 4PM EST: Bangladesh
Volunteer George Hunt currently in Bangladesh will present his OLPC
discussions & photos from the past 3 weeks, immediately this wkd upon
returning to NYC.  While George returns with as many questions than
answers, he’s gone far beyond the stereotypical “voluntourist” and will
explain how he made it happen — reaching deep into Bangladeshi Society
asking the tough questions about who is being shut out from the 21st
century and why.

Feb 21, 4PM EST: Nicaragua
Tiffany & Steve of the Digital Literacy Project (
will describe how their 7-person volunteer group just deployed XOs in
Managua January 2010.  In person at OLPC in Cambridge, MA and by phone. 

Feb 28, TIME TBA: Improving the XO as a Sahana/HADR Platform
TENTATIVE: Lessons in disaster relief, from the Founder of Sahana and
Naval Postgrad School — how the XO can (and cannot) be further prepared

for future catastrophes:

March 7, Time TBA:
OPEN/suggest a speaker!”

Adam, what about Bernie doing his Sugar deployment work in Paraguay?


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