[NetBehaviour] SocialSource 2005: A one-day event examining the potential of Free/Open

marc marc.garrett at furtherfield.org
Wed Nov 2 15:54:28 CET 2005

** Event Announcement **

SocialSource 2005: A one-day event examining the potential of Free/Open
Source Software (F/OSS) for the Voluntary/Non-profit sector will be taking
place in London on Wednesday 9 November 2005.  The day is designed as a
meeting-point between those interested in Voluntary sector ICT, those
wanting to find out more about Open Source, and those who may already be
actively involved with Open Source projects.  Full details can be found at
http://www.socialsource.org.uk.  The event is affiliated to the Penguin Days
that have taken place in the US (http://www.penguinday.org/).

A programme for the day is in place at
http://www.socialsource.org.uk/pmwiki.php/EventNov05/EventProgramme, and
* introductions for those who have had no hands-on contact with Free/Open
Source Software (F/OSS)
* case studies & details of projects going on within the sector using F/OSS
* demonstrations of Free/Open Source Software in action
* opportunities for discussion & the chance to meet others in the non-profit
and technology communities.

All are welcome to attend, whether new to Open Source or already involved in
projects, with key stakeholders envisaged as those:
- involved in the voluntary/non-profit sector with an interest in their
organisations' effectiveness and/or technology (e.g. IT/Resource managers,
- supporting technology within organisations ("accidental techies", IT
staff, circuit riders - the event takes place on the day after the London
Circuit Rider Conference, trainers, support companies and consultants)
- already involved with Open Source technology via support or development -
meet others in the sector, come and raise awareness, or find out more about
the needs of the voluntary sector

We are also keen to attract people who have already applied Open Source
solutions in a voluntary or community setting, and who would like to share
their experiences.

Please feel free to pass on this announcement to colleagues or networks who
may be interested in attending.

The venue for the event is City Temple Conference Centre on Holborn Viaduct,
London EC1A 2DE, (UK).
Details of how to reach the venue can be found at

The event will be *free to attend* thanks to the support of the UK ICT Hub.
However, please send us a mail if you are intending to come, for us to get
an idea
of numbers for the day, especially as we're hoping to provide lunch (there's
bound to be a gag in there about "free" & "lunch"...).

The event has been put together by an informal group of volunteers -
details at http://www.socialsource.org.uk/pmwiki.php/Main/OrganisingGroup,
and is being supported by the UK Voluntary Sector ICT Hub

Drop us a line via the wiki, or get in touch with one of the organisers,
Adrian De Luca, via adrian.deluca at physics.org
or +44 (0)7905 526 396.

All the event details are on SocialSource's wiki at www.socialsource.org.uk,
where you can also send us a mail via
http://www.socialsource.org.uk/pmwiki.php/Main/ContactUs and sign-up to an
announcements list for further details of SocialSource's activities.

Hope to see some of you on 9 November!

Kind regards,

Adrian De Luca & the rest of the SocialSourcers

Adrian De Luca
E: adrian.deluca @ physics.org
M: +44 (0)7905 526 396

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