Montag, 10. September 2012

Squeakfest Argentina 2012 Day 1

The first day was the day of presentations, starting with myself in the morning and ending with Randy's at the evening.
I cannot thank Sebastian, Ricardo and Matias from the Physical Etoys team enough for all their help with the translation! Gabriela Arevalo did an awesome job preparing everything for the conference, including simultaneous translation of the talks. With the help of Matias, this worked really well!
Between the two presentations we had workshops. Stephen directed another Dr. Tecnico / Etoys workshop through videoconference with me as the local robot. It worked very well, the participants were very engaged and created different solutions for the given problem of steering a robot to a certain goal. All material from Squeakfest Argentina can be found at

Randy and I traveled to and from the hotel together with Patricio Acevedo and Ricardo Salvador, which perfectly solved the communication problem with the cab drivers (I did had a problem in Montevideo, where I didn't pronounce the name of the place correctly and ended up in the wrong area)! During all days we were hosted perfectly at the Universidad Abierta Interamericana thanks to Gabriela and her team. Also, Gabriela is the one who found the money to pay for our traveling, so she helped not only Squeakfest Argentina, but also Squeakfest Montevideo that way!

Having said this, thank you very much Gabriela and Physical Etoys team for the great time in Buenos Aires!!