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Programming for OLPC

Justin Gallardo, OSU Open Source Lab

Track: Linux
Date: Monday, July 23
Time: 1:30pm - 5:00pm
Location: D137-138

The OLPC project is one of the hottest things in the open source community today. Becoming a part of this community is not nearly as hard as it may seem!

Sugar, the user environment for the OLPC project, uses all python and GTK+ for its applications. This makes it very easy for you to develop for it on any Linux machine, and even some others if you get creative.

Learn how a Sugar activity (the metaphor for an application) is built, how it is different than other applications you have built, and how to port your hot application to Sugar.