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Meeting: next public meeting is Saturday, 3rd of October, Museumsquartier Quartier 21, Room D from 3pm to 6pm.
Success! officially handed over our XO laptops to the Paedagogische Hochschule Graz ( and the 1A class there.
News: Sugar Labs founded, focused on taking the Sugar user interface to the next level of usability and utility

About us

OLPC Austria is a grassroots coalition of people in the German speaking countries, mainly Austria, interested in contributing to the "One Laptop Per Child" (OLPC) project which is more widely known as the "$100 laptop".

For further information please contact us, attend one of our monthly meetings or simply read this Introduction.


First real OLPC deployment in Uruguay!

GissTV (Jaume) and Alexander Nikolic are planing some great stuff for Nairobi. Stay tuned...

Testing shared activities. Test description:


The OLPC XO is one of the most wanted devices right now and we are getting an overwhelming number of requests for it.

The truth of the matter is that we simply don't know yet if or when European individuals might be able to buy one. Quantities are extremely limited at this time and there are a lot of issues that need to be clarified in order to start a Give 1 Get 1 program in Europe. However we invite you to play with one of our machines at our meetings and you can certainly send us an email to be notified should there be an opportunity to buy an XO Laptop in the future.

Some people suggested ordering via givemany and then distribute locally. But according to SJ this does not work. The givemany XOs are only for educational institutes!

Previous news and events


Image:The_adventure.jpg The prototype of Hansel & Gretel - the bag for the XO!
Image:Activity-imagequiz.png XO ImageQuiz is another interesting project; a tool for playful learning

and teaching with a simple concept: one question, one image, one click.

Image:Lamp.png More projects (you could contribute to)

How can I join? What can I contribute?

  1. Read the OLPC wiki, download and start the live CD and play around.
  2. Find something you can do right now.
  3. Look at what our friends at OLPC Nepal are doing.
  4. Subscribe to our mailing lists (lists are currently in german, tell us if you want to contribute in english)
  5. Come to our next regular meeting: Every first Wednesday in each month, 19:00 at VIVI located at Liebiggasse 9, 1010 Wien. To talk, develop, play around with a XO-1 or to use the 100mbit Internet uplink :-))

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