January 20-22, 2012, Hilton Los Angeles Airport Hotel

Caryl Bigenho
OLPC/Sugar Labs
Caryl Bigenho was born 30 years too soon. Still, she has made a smooth transition from growing up with crystal sets and slide rules to living with and enjoying computers and all the latest technological toys. She remembers when almost all software was open source and she and her fellow teachers wrote, adapted, and shared programs written in Apple Basic on floppy disks via a project called "Softswap." In 2007, Caryl was a "First Day Donor" in OLPC's "Give One Get One" program, and one of the first people to sign up to be a support volunteer. She still answers an occasional help request, but has expanded her horizons to include introducing the public to the latest XO technology and Sugar software, writing and translating manuals and curriculum, testing software, and mentoring small deployments around the world through the OLPC Contributors Program.