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Re: [HanoiLUG] OLPC Vietnam need you



On Mon, May 17, 2010 at 8:59 PM, Yang Nguyen <[email protected]> wrote:
> On 05/17/2010 12:00 PM, Serge Stinckwich wrote:
>
> On Fri, May 14, 2010 at 10:38 AM, Serge Stinckwich
> <[email protected]> wrote:
>
>
> On Thu, May 13, 2010 at 9:56 PM, Yang Nguyen <[email protected]> wrote:
>
>
> On 05/13/2010 09:55 AM, Serge Stinckwich wrote:
>
> Hi all HNLugers,
>
> i'm part of the OLPC Vietnam group and we are looking for people
> (developers, graphic designers, educators, translators, ...) to help
> us develop applications, contents for XO machine in Vietnam and also
> to translate existing software in vietnamese. If you have some great
> ideas, you are welcome to join us in the OLPC Vietnam mailing-list
> (see below).
>
> You don't need an XO machine to develop, you can use Sugar (XO UI) on
> every platform: http://www.sugarlabs.org/
> I'm very knowledgeable in Squeak/EToys on the XO platform:
> http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Etoys
> If some people want to develop application in Smalltalk, i could made
> demos and some training in HN.
>
> If you dunno what is EToys, you can look at this presentation i made
> last year in HN:
> http://www.slideshare.net/SergeStinckwich/an-instrument-whose-music-is-ideas-2036947
> and more recently this Smalltalk presentation:
> http://www.slideshare.net/SergeStinckwich/pharo-an-innovative-and-opensource-smalltalk
>
> OLPC Vietnam: http://olpc.vn/
> OLPC Vietnam mailing-list: http://groups.google.com/group/olpc-vietnam
> OLPC Vietnam in OLPC wiki: http://wiki.laptop.org/go/OLPC_Vietnam
>
> If some of you are interested, we could organize a small meeting in HN
> very soon in order to know each other a little better.
> Best regards,
>
>
> Hi Serg Stinckwich and everyone,
>
> I heard about the project One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) a while ago and this
> is
> the first time I have heard about Etoys and XO machine.  I really love the
> idea of the project.  Now it comes to Vietnam and I hope can contribute
> something for it.
>
>
> Hi Yang,
> thank you for your reply.
>
>
>
> To be straight, I want to be a part of the developer community and tester
> for
> the XO machine and/or a translator (which I believe I could do relatively
> well).  I don't know much about Smalltalk.  The closest programming language
> to Smalltalk with which I have experiences is Common Lisp.  I have watched
> your presentation about Smalltalk, I think I'm beginning to understand the
> structure and the ideas of the language, but to develop with it needs time.
> Thought, I'm not afraid of giving it a shot.  It would be great if you could
> make some demos and training in Hanoi.  I will definitely join.
>
>
> Yes Smalltalk is very to Lisp in his spirit.
> BTW, Smalltalk is not the only way yo develop applications for the XO.
> There is several alternatives described here:
> http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Programming_languages like Python, C/CC+, ...
> I could help mainly on the Smalltalk side. We have also a mailing-list
> for Smalltalk activities in Vietnam:
> http://lists.squeakfoundation.org/mailman/listinfo/smalltalk-vn
>
>
>
> To conclude, I'm much interested in OLPC and I want to contribute by
> developing applications (if possible), testing it and/or translate it.  Let
> us
> know if you're planning to organize a meeting in Hanoi.
>
>
> Regarding translation, most of the existing software on XO is already
> translated in vietnamese thank to the great help of Clytie Sydall:
> http://translate.sugarlabs.org/vi/
>
> I launch a doodle to find a date (29th may or 5th June).
> Please add your name here: http://www.doodle.com/ytmxb3pff4zhexbu
>
>
> 3 people reply right now for a meeting about OLPC in Vietnam.
> I plan to visit the OLPC pilot experience in Vung Vieng fishing
> village the 29th May.
> So we could made a meeting one week after, the 5th June and i could
> made a short report of my visit.
>
> Best regards,
>
>
> I got it. Thought, I'm little bit disappointed that there are just too few
> people who want to join in :-).

Yes, we don't need to be a lot of people to do interesting things ;-)

-- 
Serge Stinckwich
UMI UMMISCO 209 (IRD/UPMC), Hanoi, Vietnam
Every DSL ends up being Smalltalk
http://doesnotunderstand.org/