Charlie is the Technology Director for Penn Manor School District in Lancaster County Pennsylvania. He leads the district’s award-winning one-to-one Linux laptop program and high school student technology help desk. Both programs are featured in the Red Hat film, The Power of Open in Education. Charlie is a passionate advocate for free software and open source values in schools. His first book, The Open Schoolhouse, chronicles how open source software transformed learning at Penn Manor. Charlie is a frequent speaker at education and technology events, and a contributor to the opensource.com community.