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August Penguin is an annual gathering (since 2002) of the Israeli Free Software community, organized by Hamakor. The conference is held on the first Friday in August (hence its name), usually in the Tel Aviv area. It lasts one day and includes technical talks, projects' status updates, social meetings and followed by a keysigning party.
During the conference, the winner of Hamakor Prize for free software-related achievements is announced.
|2004||Maxim Iorsh||Culmus project providing high-quality Hebrew fonts|
|2005||Yael Vaya Talmor||Creating Free-software-based computer rooms in schools|
|2006||no prize awarded|
|2007||no prize awarded|
|2008||Meir Kriheli||Creating and running whatsup|
|2011||Nadav Har'El||Participating in the development of Hspell, the free software Hebrew spell checker|