XO-Contest All classes, pupils students, scientists, hackers and geeks are cordially invited to join the XO-competition

. XO, that's the name of the so-called $ 100 laptop, designed specifically for children in the developing world. The competition consists in the creation of a free choice of written work, which has to stand in connection with the project "One Laptop per Child" (http://www.laptop.org). By keeping a diary blog and a final publication, this competition should make a substantial contribution of Switzerland to the global development project. Although the written work is accepted from a variety of fields, contributions in the domains of computer science and pedagogy are favored. For further information please read the conditions for participation. If a submitted project is accepted by the jury, then the XOs needed will be borrowed for the duration of the work. Since the number of available laptops is limited, larger quantities may only be requested for a very short time. Furthermore, OLPC Switzerland can offer technical assistance. In spring 2011, all accepted works will be judged by a jury, consisting of experts from academia and practice, all standing close to the OLPC project. The best works will be awarded, at least an extract of the work will be published and the winners will recieve an XO. All interested parties are welcome to subscribe online at the project homepage http://www.xo-contest.ch by registering and posting a short description (Abstract). Note the following three input periods: 22nd November 2009, 23 May 2010, 23 August 2010.

The XO-Contest is a campaign of OLPC Switzerland and is supported by the OpenExpo and the Hasler Foundation.

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