Over 200 students from ten different schools in Davao City converged at Ateneo de Davao University to celebrate Software Freedom Day last September 18, 2010. Joining them were local IT industry practitioners who had built businesses around free software.
The day's main activities consisted of discussions around free and open source software. Conducted in parallel tracks throughout the day, Ateneo put together sixteen sessions in all. Each session would accommodate 30 to 40 participants. The sessions covered a wide range of topics to cater to a wide range of interests.
Also part of the event was a USB installfest where students could have their flash drives loaded with portable operating systems and portable applications. The breaks in between the sessions also provided an opportunity for people to network and share ideas.
Schools participating in Software Freedom Day included: AMA Computer College, DMMA College, Intercity College of Science and Technology, Jose Maria College, Holy Child College, University of Immaculate Conception, University of Mindanao, University of the Philippines, and University of Southeastern Philippines. Their participation was facilitated by the Davao chapter of the Philippine Society of IT Students (PSITS).
Read more about it at SFD@Ateneo web site (hosted by me.)