August Penguin 2007 - The Israeli Open Source Community Conference

The August Penguins are yearly communal Israeli conferences dedicated to Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) organised by the Hamakor Non-Profit Organisation and the rest of the Israeli open-source community.

This year's August Penguin will take place on 10 August 2007 (the second Friday of August), in ZOA House in Tel Aviv. We gather at 08:00 in the morning, and the talks themselves start at 09:00 in the morning.

Agenda (Final)

8:00-9:00 Registration and Gathering (the talks start at 9:00).
9:00-9:45 Opening: summary of the past year of the Hamakor Society - Shachar Shemesh
9:45-9:55 Announcements.
9:55-10:05 Israeli Internet Society: report on the open source grants activity in the past year and the upcoming year.
10:05-10:50 Social Activism for Beginners: Ram-On Agmon. How it is possible, using a mail box and a few hours each month, to bring an advancement of social pereptions. Cooperation with the Israeli Ministry of Treasury in order to introduce Linux-based computers to the education system.
10:50-11:10 Break
11:10-12:10 The "One Laptop Per Child" (OLPC) Project for third world countries - Zvi Dvir. Live demonstration of the project of the $100 computer, including a talk on the objectives of the project, ways of operation, and a demonstration of a live system.
12:10-12:40 Open Office in Hebrew - project directions - Yonathan Ben-Avraham.

Contact

To join the organisers send an email message to the subscription address. More details will be announced once we know more about the conference.

For inquiries about this conference send a message to the organisers' forward.