SAN FRANCISCO, March 7 (via AScribe Newswire) --
Activists, nonprofits, and software developers will meet at local Penguin Days (www.penguinday.org) in Chicago, San Francisco, and New York City this spring to demystify open source software for social change.
Penguin Days explore open source software in plain language, build networks among nonprofits technology users, and help socially-minded 'geeks' find ways to support nonprofit organizations.
Katrin Verclas of Aspiration (www.aspirationtech.org) who has been organizing Penguin Days in what is becoming growing movement, said, "The goal of Penguin Days is to make open-source software available to non-profit organizations who are in need of specific, often expensive or inflexible programs to manage volunteers, fundraise, or mobilize constituents. Penguin Days challenge software developers to provide flexible and appropriate open source software for nonprofits. They also empower nonprofits to better communicate their needs and be active partners in the use of open source technology."