Wednesday, March 30, 2011

¿Qué haces?

¿Qué haces? is a good question. It means, what are you doing?

This morning I wasn't too sure, as I explained in fragmented Spanish to my host and a guest from México. After meeting with my co-workers in the Content Department and my geek counterparts in the Technical Department, I have a much better understanding.

The Map Activity which I developed ( link on MapUganda ) is cool, but very simple. Professional mapping programs are quite complicated. The system used by Uruguay's Department of Transportation and Public Works, specifically the Topography Office, is the open-source program gvSIG, which has a parallel program for schools, known as eduSIG. Plan Ceibal, the laptop project, announced two weeks ago that they would implement this program. Tomorrow I will meet with the Topography office, and discuss what information and projects we should develop for teachers. My idea is that we should map soccer stadiums, because students are always searching for those.

Also, good news: my luggage is in the country, and should be delivered later tonight.

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