PyCon: Plenary: OLPC Update

Plenary: OLPC Update

In summary, there are still some rough edges on the software, but the hardware is production-quality.

About 360,000 laptops are being deployed.

The UI work is still in flux.

They're still having problem with software bloat. The machine doesn't have much memory. They're preforking Python.

OLPC drastically changed things in one village. It engaged the kids and the teachers. "The fathers [who wanted their kids to come work in the fields] were ultimately convinced."

Unfortunately, Ivan Krstic has left the OLPC project due to some political changes.