Stanford EE Computer Systems Colloquium

4:15PM, Wednesday, Oct 4, 2006
NEC Auditorium, Gates Computer Science Building B03

One Laptop Per Child

Mark J. Foster
V.P. Engineering / Chief Architect / One Laptop Per Child
About the talk:

[One Laptop] Many kids never get a chance - especially in developing countries. One Laptop Per Child is a non-profit corporation that's developing a very inexpensive, educationally focused laptop that will allow children to learn much more, expanding opportunities beyond their current environment. Far from creating "just another cheap PC", OLPC provides a fascinating example of using system architecture as a potent tool to solve real-world problems.


Download the slides for Mark Foster's presentation in PDF format.

About the speaker:

Mark's first foray into computing was programming the Intel 8008 while in high school, and he's been developing systems ever since. Previously heading portable computers engineering at Apple, DEC, and Zenith, Mark's consistently pushed the leading edge, creating the first notebook with Ethernet (the Z-Note), the first true subnotebook (the Z-Lite), the thinnest system in the world (the HiNote Ultra), one of the first portable desktop replacement machines (the HiNote Ultra 2000), the first consumer portable (the iBook), and the first high-volume wireless networking product (the AirPort). He holds 27 patents, with an MBA from the University of Notre Dame.

Contact information:

Mark J. Foster
1 Cambridge Center, 10th Floor
Cambridge, MA 02142