— PENGUICON 2017 – Non-profit, Open Source – Sci Fi Convention April 28 – 30
Meeting Date: April 28-30, 2017
Time: 4:00 PM Networking; 4:30 – 6:00 PM Presentation
Speaker: (name, affiliation)
Location: Southfield, MI
RSVP: requested, through website
Event Details: 2017.penguicon.org
Summary: Penguicon is an Open Source – Science Fiction convention that is community run, and non-profit. Once upon a time, a group of Open Source enthusiasts realized they shared a love for Science Fiction, too! 15 years ago they set out to combine both…. and Penguicon was born. Join us and let your geek flag fly!
It is a convention that combines Science Fiction with Open Source software, and is held in the spring every year in Southeastern Michigan. And if you have ever attended you know how good it is. But if you have never attended, maybe this is the year. And if you have an interest in Open Source and similar technologies there is a lot to like at Penguicon. We are working on a Capture the Flag competition, a Red Hat admin competition, Fedora will be present, panels from a variety of companies, and talks from authors like Guest of Honor Emeritus, Michael W. Lucas. But the thing about Penguicon is that this is a community project. While we love our industry partners and what they bring to Penguicon, the heart and soul of the event comes form people like you.
We want you to be a part of Penguicon! The great majority of talks and panels come from community members, and are a big reason why this event is so successful. And if you would like to be a part, just go to our Panelists Application and give us a proposal. We can’t accept any proposal we don’t get, after all.
We announced Cory Doctorow and Sumana Harihareswara as two of our Guests of Honor. Isn’t that exciting?
If Open Source or Tech isn’t top on your list, what about Science? Science Fiction inspires and has been inspired by work done by scientists. The Science track brings you telescope viewings, hands-on chemistry and robotics, discussions on the future of disease prevention, and a chance to walk the scale of the solar system. At Penguicon you can come and “Science the sh*t outta this.”
Whether you’re a Science enthusiast or a top-notch Scientist, we want your science panels. Do you love String Theory, want to teach us how to “peg a log” so mushrooms grow, show us the best of the universe and our solar system, or talk about biosciences? Whatever your scientific twist is, we want it. Simply fill out our form .
We love science and science fiction so much that we thought Peter Jansen(PhD) of the Open Tricorder Project would be an epic Hack of Honor this year.
Share your Science, Tech, Open Source passions at Penguicon! Please!