August Penguin

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A Mozilla Firefox hat in the Mozilla booth at August Penguin 2009

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.

Hamakor's prize 2010 in the personal contribution category
Year Winner Activity
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
2009
  • Gábor Szabó
  • Shachar Shemesh
  • Tomer Cohen
  • The education department of Petah Tikva
  • Organizing some Perl conferences and meetings in Israel
  • Contribution to the Israeli community
  • Localization of Firefox
  • Adopting Open source for the city's education system.
2010
  • Writing 40 Greasemonkey scripts[1] for making sure web sites operate well in Firefox
  • Building a free (as in gratis) blogging website based on WordPress MU and encouraging the use of free software for a blogging platform.
  • Hebrew translation and support for Moodle
2011 Nadav Har'El Participating in the development of Hspell, the free software Hebrew spell checker

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