Past Meetup

Learning to Change the World

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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 (http://www.sugarlabs.org/). Sugar Labs is a member project of the non-profit foundation Software Freedom Conservancy (https://sfconservancy.org/). 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 (http://one.laptop.org/), 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.

Transportation & Parking

The Akamai office is a short walk from the Kendall Square T stop and other public transportation. Metered parking should be available near our location (Ames St, south of Main St, is a good place to look for parking).