I am passionate about education liberties and freedoms. I want to expose more people to free and open educational resources. One way I do this is by advocating for free software use in the classroom and after-school programs in the U.S. I have done this in San Antonio, TX, Davenport, IA and now Boston, MA. Sugar is a prime example of free education software. My involvement with Sugar Labs and free software in education began when I conducted a small qualitative research project in Montevideo, Uruguay on the communication between educators, developers, and stakeholders on the Plan Ceibal OLPC implementation. Since then, I have organized a Turtle Day in San Antonio in conjunction with Open Ed Jam (www.openedjam.org), facilitated after-school and summer programs using almost exclusively free software including Sugar and Turtle, as well as helped out here and there with outreach efforts.
Sugar Board 2015 Proposal