Penguin Days involve community exploration of open source software for nonprofits and helps socially-minded technologists find ways to support public interest organizations. The gathering serves to demystify open source software as an agent for social change. Open source software can be freely shared, distributed, and modified so that organizations can adapt software programs to suit their specific needs.
Unique sessions feature breakout discussions and entertaining "speedgeeking" (modeled after speed-dating) to bring programmers and users together in fast-paced information exchanges. Organizers say there is a growing group of programmers who are interested in making their skills and technical knowledge available for social impact.
* $150.00 - Participants from organizations with budgets over $500,000.
* $90.00 - Individuals and participants from organizations with budgets under $500,000.
* Scholarships and sliding scale slots are available. Please don't let cost be a barrier to your participation.
Official Website: http://www.eff-austin.org/penguin/
Added by chipr on April 7, 2007