A few updates on the course:

Ive set up a Google Doc to start discussing project ideas.  Ive also set up a Google Group for the class.  You should receive an email invitation shortly.  The group URL is http://groups.google.com/group/sicti-i290-7/

There is also a Wiki set up for the course, if you need it once you are set into your project groups.  It is at

You will need an I-School account to access it – which you can request using this form: https://www.ischool.berkeley.edu/arf/

Ive decided to hold off the requirement on group formation for an extra week until people have a better chance to acclimatize, listen to the range of ideas and self-organize.  The next class will focus on people who went to Africa over the summer sharing their experiences, including the partners they visited and projects they observed.  The following class on 9/11 will be individuals and those groups that have formed pitching their ideas to the rest of the class to try to recruit members.  Those who are taking the class for three units will be required to present at least one idea individually on 9/4.  Others are not required to be in a group by then.  Of course, it is great if you are, and I fully encourage you to join a group as soon as possible, but the deadline for the paragraph write-up and commitment to a group will be extended until the following class on 9/18.