User:Sdz/FUDCon Toronto 2009

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Deliverables for FUDCon Toronto 2009

Short Version

  • Co-running "OLPC, Sugar, Sugar on a Stick and Fedora Oh My!" session
  • SoaS USB Stick filling station
  • Discussion with Edu SIG members on how to proceed for F13
  • Presumably a hackfest on Sugar {on a Stick} within Fedora [work in progress]
  • Tutorial for interested Users: "Getting Started with Fedora and Education & Sugar"
  • Discussion with Fedora Mini folks about reducing duplicated work with regard to Moblin & Sugar

Amount Requested: 500 US$ (note: I'm covering the hotel myself, this is for the plane)

Long Version

I will be mostly working on the educational side of things at FUDCon, no matter whether that concerns work inside Fedora, like the Education SIG, or inter-project-related work, as when it comes to collaboration with Sugar Labs and OLPC.

I have already teamed up with Steven M. Parrish (who is handling the F11-based XO-1 builds for OLPC) for a technical session called "OLPC, Sugar, Sugar on a Stick and Fedora Oh My!". Leading the Fedora-based Sugar on a Stick effort, I will be especially talking about that there.

We two have also discussed having a little station with our laptops where interested folks could quickly fill up their USB keys with SoaS. The SoaS project will also be part of the discussion, since we are currently discussing whether or not to postpone the SoaS v2 release to a date *after* FUDCon, allowing us to push it into its final direction there (which also concerns Fedora through the upstream / downstream relationship).

On the other hand, the Fedora Education Spin has seen a heavy redesign for POSSE this summer and while this is certainly worth promoting, it will be interesting to discuss its future direction with other people attending (like Rex Dieter, who is also a member of the Education SIG).

Another related effort I will be involved in is the discussion of how to continue the packaging of the Sugar Platform in Fedora. I have been in talks with Peter Robinson from Fedora Mini (who has been packaging Moblin for Fedora) and we are going to evaluate different ways of how to package activities and distribute releases (XO vs. RPM? Spins? ...). We will additionally be discussing how Moblin and Sugar overlap within Fedora - also concerning the machines they are intended to run on - and how we can reduce possible duplicated work jointly.

So, to what it comes down is essentially to figure out how the different efforts, from the different educational projects, relate to Fedora, how we can make the work processes more efficient, and how we can make the resulting products more rocking.