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Sugar Digest 2014-11-03

Sugar Digest 1. I spent the month of October reacquainting myself with Javascript. Since I cannot learn without learning about something (to paraphrase Seymour Paper), I wrote a new version of Turtle Blocks in Javascript. It is far from finished, but it is already usable (at least from a Chrome browser — for some reason […]

Sugar Digest 2014-10-01

Sugar Digest 1. September was an exciting month. We held the first Sugar Youth Summit in Montevideo, organized by Daniel Francis and Jose Miguel Garcia and generously hosted by ANEP. The event featured a day-long symposium and series of workshops, including ones on Turtle Art, Butia, and how to write a Sugar activity. One teacher […]

Sugar Digest 2014-09-03

== Sugar Digest == I took the summer off from blogging, hence I have a lot to report about the exciting progress we’ve made of the past three months. First, congratulations to our ten participants in Google Summer of Code: Project Student Mentor Music Suite Aneesh Dogra Gonzalo Odiard Turtle Art 3D Anubhav Jaiswal Tony […]

Sugar Digest 2014-05-15

Sugar Digest Happy 6th Birthday Sugar Labs 1. I just got back from Turtle Art Day in Kathmandu, Nepal. OLE Nepal helped organize a 2-day workshop with 70+ children from four schools. Many thanks to Martin Dluhos, Basanta Shrestha, Subir Pradhanang, Rabi Karmacharya, Bernie Innocenti, Nick Dorian, and Adam Holt, all of whom contributed to […]

Sugar Digest 2014-04-01

Sugar Digest 1. Daniel Narvaez just released Sugar 0.101.6 (unstable). See 0.102/Notes for detailed notes on changes since Sugar 0.100. The tarfiles are available at [1], [2], [3] and new test builds are being prepared (keep an eye on 0.102/Testing). We’ve entered Feature Freeze (which had been extended by three weeks to enable us to […]

Sugar Digest 2014-03-09

Sugar Digest 1. Wow. We’ve surpassed 10 million downloads from 2. Daniel Narvaez just released Sugar 0.101.4 (unstable). See 0.102/Notes for detailed notes on changes since Sugar 0.100. We’ve entered Feature Freeze. Time to chase down bugs. 3. In preparing the release notes, it was really nice to see how many contributors we have. It […]

Sugar Digest 2014-02-09

Sugar Digest The task from K-12 is building a thirst for knowledge, pleasure in speaking up, and curiosity, curiosity, curiosity—persistently pursued. We need habits of the mind that carry over to the many hours we are not in school and the years and years that follow. –Deborah Meier —- It has been awhile. Google Code […]

Sugar Digest 2013-12-25

Sugar Digest ”Between the ages of five and nine, I was almost perpetually at war with the education system… As soon as I learned from my mother that there was a place called school that I must attend willy nilly—a place where you were obliged to think about matters prescribed by a ‘teacher,’ not about […]

Sugar Digest 2013-12-06

Sugar Digest 1. A typical evening on the #sugar irc channel: [19:59] * walterbender heads to dinner… no more reviews for a few hours [20:00] <Foo> I’m tired 😛 [20:00] <Bar> By the way, How old are you [20:00] <Foo> Bar, 14 😛 [20:00] <Bar> oh, I am 10 [20:00] <Foo> :) [20:00] <Foo> mini […]

Sugar Digest 2013-11-12

Sugar Digest 1. I’ve been busy pulling together tasks for Google Code In (with help from Gonzalo, Sebastian, Laura, and Daniel). Sugar Labs already has 153 tasks in the system so far, many of them culled from the bug tracker (I mostly focused on enhancements to begin with.) We can continue to add new tasks as […]