Monday, November 3, 2014

Reminder: BLU Desktop GNU/Linux SIG Meeting - Learning to Change the World - Weds, Nov 5, 2014

When: Wednesday, November 5, 6:30 - 8:30PM

Location: Akamai, 8 Cambridge Center, Cambridge, MA

Directions <>
Also easily accessibly by T.

Cost: Free


1) Please note the location is different from BLU's
standard MIT meeting location.

2) Akamai has generously agreed to provide space
and 'free as in food' for this meeting.
Thank you to our sponsor!


Join us as Walter Bender
presents "Learning to Change
the World: How the Technology
and Culture of Free Software
Can Fuel a Learning Revolution
One Teacher and One Child at a

Walter Bender is founder and
executive director of Sugar
Labs. Sugar Labs is a member
project of the non-profit
foundation Software Freedom
Conservancy. Sugar Labs
develops educational software
used by more than
three-million children in more
than forty countries.

In 2006, Bender co-founded
the One Laptop per Child, a
non-profit association with
Nicholas Negroponte and
Seymour Papert. As director
of the MIT Media Laboratory,
Bender led a team of
researchers in fields as
varied as tangible media to
affective computing to
lifelong kindergarten. In
1992, Bender founded the MIT
News in the Future consortium,
which launched the era of
digital news.

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