I just want to clarify this event happened on August. But we were a small group organizing the event and this was a completely volunteer event.
What is the VII Central America Summit?
Central American Free Software Summit is a space of articulation, coordination and exchange of ideas between Free Open source Software (FLOSS) communities that make up the SLCA agreements and strengthening ways of working together to facilitate and promote the use of Free Software development in the region(Central America).
Objectives of the Event
- Strengthening the processes of social awareness, philosophy, and policy of Free software in Honduras and Central America.
- A multidisciplinary space that will allow managers of social projects and achieve regional politicians present their initiatives and manage contact network collaboration and / or support.
- Create an educational application during the hackathon that will take during the event, this app will benefit the 7 countries of Central America
- Companies, organizations and sponsoring free software projects have thematic areas both at the meeting or side events to promote their products or recruit partners, supporters and / or collaborators.
Special Thanks To: !!!
This event was a great success thanks to the following open source companies, universities foundations and local companies that believe in us.
Google was the first company who gave us the Yes! The Open Source Program was the department at Google that help us with the sponsor. A special thanks to Cat Allman, she was the person who believed in this event.
A special thanks to Canonical for beleiving in this region, its communities have done a terrific job promoting Ubuntu on the region. Thanks David Planella for all your help!
The Beagleboard.org foundation donated 10 Beagle Bone Blacks which where distributed in 6 universities from Central America. 4 Honduras, 2 Costa Rica, 2 El Salvador, 1 Guatemala and 1 Nicaragua. All of this was done with the help of Jason Kridner!!!
Mozilla Foundation helped giving 10 scholarships so Mozillans Devs could come to Honduras and show us the virtues of this magnificent browser. Thanks Guillermo Movia for your help!
Honduras Local University that was the place, where the event took place.
And many other people who believed in us and with their help, the event really rocked!!!
Some images of the event
Google Photos Album: https://goo.gl/photos/vNhPNeaQDDoDUsfm7
Some articles in local newspapers (In Spanish)
Sorry for the delay of informing about this event.