Mr Patten is the Executive Director of the National Center for Open Source and Education – a non profit organization advocating Open Source adoption in K-12 schools throughout the United States. Mr. Patten has spent the last 25 years developing educational software for a variety of clients. He has managed the engineering departments for several companies, including his own, and has won several awards for software design. He is currently bringing Open Source software solutions to schools to help maximize their technology dollars and close the digital divide between students of diverse economic backgrounds.
Mr Patten has organized the FOSSVT Open Source and Education for the past several years and has spoken at a variety of conferences around the world: