[Announce] Penguin Day, DC

Michelle Murrain michelle at murrain.net
Sat Mar 31 00:39:29 UTC 2007

Coming to DC is an event not to miss, if you are interested in Open  
Source software, and curious about how it's being used, or can be  
used in the nonprofit sector. It's worth checking out, if you're  
working with, or interested in working with nonprofit organizations.  
There are also lots of great women involved, like Celest Paul!

If you want to come, but can't swing the fee, send me an email.



Here's the official blurb:

Please join us for Penguin Day in DC, right after the Nonprofit  
Technology Conference (NTC)! We'll explore the potential and the role  
of Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) in nonprofit organizations,  
in sessions designed to answer your questions and curiosities!

Recent agenda additions include leaders of the Joomla Team discussing  
FOSS communities, a passionate Plone practitioner from NetCorps  
sharing skills, and Beth Kanter, who will lead a discussion on Open  

Penguin Day DC is taking place Saturday, April 7th, from 9am to 5pm at:

Josephine Butler Parks Center
2437 Fifteenth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20009
Map Link: http://tinyurl.com/2tj5a3

Register now at http://www.penguinday.org!

The Parks Center is about 1/2 mile from the NTC at the Omni Hotel,  
and a shuttle will be available from the NTC hotel to the Penguin Day  

See the latest Penguin Day DC Agenda at http:// 
penguinday.aspirationtech.org/index.php/Penguin_Day_Agenda. Feel free  
to add your session ideas!

If you are going to the NTC, come to Penguin Day!

Penguin Day DC is organized by Aspiration, PICnet and NOSI.

What is Penguin Day?

Are you passionate or curious about the reality, the potential and  
the role of Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) in nonprofit  
organizations? Do you want to learn about latest free and open web  
publishing tools and technologies? Would you like to meet other like- 
minded and passionate participants, including developers, activists,  
and nonprofit "techies"?

Penguin Day DC will bring together nonprofit technology staff with  
free and open source software (FOSS) developers for a day of learning  
and conversation.

We'll explore and explain open source for nonprofits, frankly address  
the challenges of developing open source tools for nonprofits, and  
celebrate strengths and successes of open source in the nonprofit  
sector. Leading open source innovators in the nonprofit sector will  
share their stories and knowledge, and focus on answering your  

If you are curious about open source software for your nonprofit  
organization, Penguin Days are for you!

Register at http://www.penguinday.org

Michelle Murrain
michelle at murrain.net

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the shore for a very long time." -- Andrés Gide

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