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Penguin Days in the News: Programmers Changing the World One Line of Code at a Time

Right in time for Toronto's first Penguin Day, Canada's wire service has a story on the global movement of Penguin Days entitled 'Programmers Changing the World One Line of Code at a Time.'

Allen Gunn and Katrin Verclas of Aspiration co-conspirited the first-ever Penguin Day in Phildelphia in March 04. Since then, Penguin Days--events introducing nonprofits to open source tools and developers, and developers to nonprofit needs--have hatched in places as far-flung as London and Portland, Oregon. Similar events in San Francisco, Chicago, and Jonannesburg are being planned.

The New York Model

On Common Dreams an article on using text messaging in New York City during the RNC convention there.

Penguin Days in the News: Penguin Day Portland

On Newsforge, an article on Penguin Day Portland:

Geeks, nonprofits parlay community at Penguin Day

"A couple of days before software movers and shakers got together to talk about changing industry with open source at OSCON, geeks and do-gooders and do-gooder geeks gathered to talk about changing the world with open source at the second Penguin Day event held in Portland last weekend.

The intent of the event, hosted by a group of Portland computer reuse raiders known as FreeGeek, was to find how nonprofits such as Multiple Sclerosis Society, Child Aid, Water Watch, and others can benefit from open source software and how the programming community and provider community can join their efforts, which are similar in ethos and economy.


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