[Pdx-pm] Penguin Day Announcement

David Pool dpool at hevanet.com
Tue Jul 13 14:11:16 CDT 2004


Below is the announcement for Portland's Penguin Day event. The SQL 
Clinic project that was shown at Perl Mongers a few months ago will be 
on demonstration. The intent is to bring together people who are 
interested in using open source software to help nonprofits make a 
difference in the world. At $25 for the whole day, the price is pretty 
reasonable. Hope it interests some of you... David

Press Release for Penguin Day
Portland, OR – July 24^th
9:00am – 4:00pm

You are invited to Penguin Day! Come gather together with us to study 
the use of Free and open source software (F/OSS) in nonprofit 
organizations. This day long event will focus on overcoming barriers to 
F/OSS adoption by nonprofits, existing solutions and network building.

Attendees will learn about the Meyer Memorial Trust's funding process 
that recently paid for software to track patients at a mental health 
center. Engender Health's Bill Lester will be in from New York to 
discuss the possibility of expanding the project into Africa's AIDS 
clinics. (A demonstration of the software takes place in the afternoon).

Jerritt Collord from LinuxFund will be talking about their new programs 
to encourage F/OSS use and development in nonprofits.

The dialog will be facilitated by representatives from many 
organizations including:

Debra Jarcho of TACS (Portland)
Allen Gunn from Aspiration (San Francisco)
Drew Bernhard of ONE/NW (Portland)
Dennis McCarthy of Project Alchemy (Seattle)
Katrin Verclas from Aspiration (Massachusetts)
Ron Braithwaite of Collaborative Technologies (Portland)

Afternoon sessions will feature hands on demonstrations of open source 
software and further discussion topics.

Further information about the conference and registration can be found 

http://portland.penguinday.org <http://portland.penguinday.org/>

Free Geek
Community Technology Center
1731 SE 10th Avenue

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