Project:Possibility Code-for-a-Cause this Weekend

Hi all,

My name is Stanley Lam, and I lead the nonprofit organization, Project:Possibility.
As you may have heard, Project:Possibility is hosting a coding competition
this weekend for students at the USC and UCLA campuses, and we'd like
to invite you to participate.

Two of the project ideas we've recommended to the students come straight from
GNOME: adding a scanning mode to the Caribou on-screen keyboard (by
allowing it to interface with a binary input device) and adding a highlighting
capability to Orca.  However, the key issue is that one weekend is a short
amount of time for a team of students to learn the source code, so talking
with Willie and Brian it sounds like it'd be helpful for some GNOME
programmers to be available over the weekend to guide the students along
and answer any questions they may have.

So if you've spent some time on Caribou or Orca (or are simply curious)
and are available anytime Saturday and Sunday, 9am-9pm PST, please
let us know.  Please note that the final list of projects the students will
be working on has not yet been confirmed -- it is up to the students
themselves to self-select into teams based on their interests and prior
experiences.  Once the final teams are formed Friday, I'll keep everyone
posted, but we wanted to check in now and see what everyone's
availability is like.

Also, if you happen to be in the Los Angeles area, I encourage you to
check out the SS12 event in person (location info online at http;//
and see first-hand the students coding away at the cause of accessibility.

Thanks for your time, and let me know if you have any questions
about the upcoming event!


Stanley Lam
Board of Directors

[Date Prev][Date Next]   [Thread Prev][Thread Next]   [Thread Index] [Date Index] [Author Index]