Past Meetup

Aug. 21: Power of Open Source

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Open source has come a long way! What does it mean? The Open Source Initiative defines it as "Open source doesn't just mean access to the source code. The distribution terms of open-source software must comply with the following criteria (" Learn more about how it all started ( Phil, Ryan and Mike will help you discover how you can make the most of open source tools.

Phil Shapiro, Open Source enthusiast (, will talk about the ins and outs of open source, and different open source software and tools that you can use in your work.

Ryan Ozimek, CEO of PICnet (, will discuss his experience in open source communities, including the Joomla ( project, Open Source Matters, and the Non-Profit Open Source Initiative. Additionally, he'll share the latest innovations in the Joomla project.

Mike Garrett, Creative Director at Web Development Group (, will talk about the differences between Drupal and WordPess, when you should use each system, and the latest developments of both of these open source content management systems.

NetSquared DC is a vibrant local community thriving at the intersection of social change and technology. We’re part of a global NetSquared movement that focuses on the exponential impact we can have when we combine our hunger for change with powerful new technologies.

We’re proud to be one of the largest and longest-running NetSquared groups around, and thank our amazing members who come out in force each month to share what they’ve learned and get to know each other better.

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