Libre Learn Lab, Director
“Libre Learn Lab is a two-day summit at MIT in Boston, Massachusetts on October 8th and 9th 2016 for people who create and implement freely licensed resources for education, bringing together educators, policy experts, software developers, hardware hackers, and activists to share best practices and address the challenges of widespread adoption of these resources in education.
Based on this year’s theme “Play to Policy”, Libre Learn Lab participants will examine how resources that respect user freedom help develop students’ sense of agency through hands-on workshops, foster collaboration between facilitators, programmers and administrators, as well as engage in discussion on the cultural, ethical and technical implications of liberating the education system. In the spirit of playful learning environments, session facilitators are encouraged to engage participants through experiential learning methods that can be relevant for a wide audience.
Organized by dedicated volunteers, Libre Learn Lab could not happen without the help of the several communities such as the education communities (formal and informal alike), maker movement, software freedom movement, open hardware community, etc.”
Sugar Labs Google Code-In, Outreach Mentor
11/01/2014 – Present Google Code-In Website
Open Ed Jam: Director
“OpenEdJam is a 3-day international event that brings together activists, developers, educators, engineers, librarians, and makers from all fields. We will provide a hands-on environment where participants can collaborate on innovative creations and uses of free and open education resources.”
Eastside Promise Neighborhood Robotics: Coordinator & Community Organizer
“Engaging young people: How to include positive youth participation in our free software community” Presentation and workshop at LibrePlanet conference hosted by the Free Software Foundation at MIT on March 24th, 2018 with Devin Ulibarri Video Link
“We’ll give a brief introduction to the world of Open Education. Joining us will be Chancellor Bruce Leslie who will speak about the new initiative to use open textbooks within the Alamo Community Colleges.”
“Don’t be Bored, Make Something” Panelist on the White House’s “We the Geeks” Live Google Hangout on November 8th, 2013
“This workshop is intended to better familiarize educators with developing empathy in design thinking through MaKey MaKey based projects. The workshop will begin with a brief justification for incorporating empathy into design based learning projects. Educators will then engage in a hands-on, empathy-oriented design project that will significantly illustrate the importance of empathy in design and that can be easily and effectively recreated with students at many levels.”
Free Education Software in Respect to Plan Ceibal
Independent research in Uruguay, 04/2012-06/2012
This was a field research in Uruguay aimed at exploring the relationships between officials of the Uruguayan government’s initiative Plan Ceibal, international software developers and local teachers with regards to the free educational software, Sugar, installed on the XO laptops sold by One Laptop per Child.