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This page is for planning the summit in Uruguay May 5th to 7th 2011. All subject to modifications.

Main goals

  • Focus on developers. It does not mean at all we're not concerned about educational aspects, but as a developers community we have huge challenges and the summit will be more of a working instance than a "reflection" instance.
  • Exceed OLPC and Sugar. The developers community goes beyond OLPC and Sugar, and this could be a good instance for bringing "non-olpc organizations" to the conversation.
  • Focus on South America. Bring as many south american developers as possible to Uruguay.


A first sketch of the event (very preliminary) is as follows:

Thu 5th:

  • 18:00 Opening

Fri 6th:

  • 9:00 Keynote speaker(s)
  • 10:30 Workshops and talks in 2 tracks (general topics)
  • 13:00 Lunch
  • 14:00 Workshops and discussions in 2 tracks: 1) Sugar activity development, and 2) Sugar future
  • 19:00 Friday night social

Sat 7th:

  • 9:00 Deployment exchange
  • 11:00 Unconference
  • 13:00 Lunch
  • 14:00 Unconference
  • 18:00 Event closing

Program committee:

  • Andrés Ambrois
  • Walter Bender
  • Gabriel Eirea
  • Pablo Flores
  • Gonzalo Odiard
  • Fernando Sansberro

Pre-Summit "Conozco Uruguay" Exploration Tour

We're organizing a set of in-person activities for those who want to know more about the Uruguayan/Ceibal experience, visiting different points of the country, meeting with families, teachers, etc.

This will happen during the 5-6 days prior to the summit (from Saturday April 30th to Thursday May 5th) for independent and resilient travelers, committed to "anthropological" learning through patient exploration -- details are emerging here!


  • Martín Abente
  • Walter Bender
  • Gabriel Eirea
  • David Farning
  • Pablo Flores
  • Adam Holt
  • Bernie Innocenti
  • Anish Mangal
  • Gonzalo Odiard
  • Andrés Ambrois

Possible Attendees

  • Aaron Borden, San Francisco
  • Caryl Bigenho (aka Carolina), Los Angeles
  • Cecilia Alcala, Paraguay
  • Chris Ball, Boston
  • Christoph Derndorfer, Vienna/Madrid
  • CScott Ananian, Boston
  • Daniel Drake, UK
  • Ed Bigenho, Los Angeles
  • Fernando Sansberro, Uruguay?
  • Harriet Vidyasagar, India
  • Kevin Benavides, Nicaragua
  • Martin Langhoff, Miami
  • Nick Doiron, New Hampshire
  • Richard Smith, Boston
  • Sameer Verma, San Francisco
  • Sameer's hacker friends, Jamaica
  • Samuel Greenfeld, Miami
  • Simon Schampijer, Germany
  • SJ Klein, Boston


We'll put here some information about possible places for staying. At the same time we'll make a volunteers hosting program, so Uruguayan volunteers can host some of the attendees. More information soon.

Uruguay (generally) uses 220V European electrical outlets so please consider bringing a small converter.

Wifi access will be sought where possible, but not guaranteed.


Details to follow shortly. Rest assured you can buy your flight today, as pricing for this community event will not be expensive. Flight prices will rise, so we we strongly encourage you to book your flight to Montevideo (MVD) today, and add you name to the above list!


Visas are not required for most US, Canada, Europe, Australia citizens.

Direct flights to Montevideo (Carrasco Airport) from:

  • US: Miami
  • Europe: Madrid
  • Most of South America
  • Nearby hubs: Buenos Aires, Sao Paulo, Santiago

There are also nice ferries from Buenos Aires: http://buquebus.com

An airport departure tax of $30+ may be charged upon leaving Uruguay, if not pre-paid within your flight ticket.

Touristic information: http://www.turismo.gub.uy

Don't forget to register for "Conozco Uruguay", our pre-summit eduTRIP! (Saturday April 30 - Thursday May 5)


Caryl Bigenho has posted some really great suggestions & topics on the Talk Page -- eg. she started with "fun" activities for teachers, students, and parents to participate in alongside software architects -- please join her to share your own ideas, for things you'd like to do at EduJAM!