Boston Linux & UNIX was originally founded in 1994 as part of The Boston Computer Society. We meet on the third Wednesday of each month at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, in Building E51.

Learning to Change the World

Date and Time

Wednesday, November 05, 2014 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm


Akamai CRC
The Akamai office is a short walk from the Kendall Square T stop and other public transportation. Metered parking is normally available near the location.


Walter Bender discusses the One Laptop Per Child program


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 Time.”

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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