[OSGeo Africa] FOSS4G2008 Code sprint, lightning talks and demo sessions.

Tim Sutton tim at linfiniti.com
Tue Aug 12 17:04:01 EDT 2008


Thanks I'll add your proposal to the list



2008/8/12 Manie Brynard <mbrynard at geoscience.org.za>:
> Tim
> I have visited the web page, but seem unable to fill in any details on the page so I include my proposal for a lightning talk her:
> 3 Speaker: Talk Title  Serving global geological data using Mapserver
> Position / person title   Dr Manie Brynard, Council for Geoscience
> One sentence bio  GIS Specialist and Senior Geologist at the Council for Geoscience for 12 years
> One sentence talk summary As a contribution to the global initiative to present global geology on a Google-earth like the CGS has applied MapServer to serve countrywide geological data as a WMS.
> URL to head shot Not sure what is required here!
> Regards
> Dr Manie Brynard
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> Subject: [OSGeo Africa] FOSS4G2008 Code sprint, lightning talks and demo sessions.
> Hello African FOSS geospatial software users and developers!
> I am the organiser for the lightning talks, demo sessions and code sprint
> at this year's FOSS4G conference. I have posted a detailed call for
> participation
> below, but before you get to that, I would like to make a special plea to
> members of this list to enthusiastically participate in this event (as
> presenters
> and by attending). Having FOSS4G in Africa provides us with a great
> opportunity to show the world the many great things we get up to here
> in Africa. It is also an opportunity to highlight challenges and areas
> needing special attention in the realm of Free and Open Source
> geospatial software as relates to an African audience. With that in mind,
> it would be particularly great to see as many demos and lightning talk
> proposals emanating from this continent as possible!
> Best regards
> Tim Sutton
> ----------------------------------------------------
> Free and Open Source Geospatial Conference 2008 (FOSS4G2008)
> FOSS4G2008 will be taking place this year in September / October in
> South Africa. FOSS4G is a an annual gathering place for Free
> and Open Source  projects with a geospatial leaning. The conference
> venue is the Cape Town International Conference Center (CTICC) in the
> Foreshore area of Cape Town - the beautiful 'mother city' of South
> Africa.
> Demo Sessions:
> =======================
> We will be holding a demo theatre during tea breaks and lunch times.
> Demos are a great way to show off your work to decision makers, GIS
> professionals and fellow code crunchers. The demos will be restricted
> to 10 minutes each (including questions and setup time) so they need
> to be brief and to the point. If you would like to demo your project,
> something you have achieved with FOSS geospatial, or anything else
> relevant to a geospatial practitioner audience, you can register by
> following the instructions provided on the demo wiki page here:
> http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/FOSS4G2008_Demos
> Lightning Talks:
> =======================
> During the plenary session on Monday 29 July, there will be eight
> lightning talks of 5 minutes each. Time limits will be strictly
> adhered to and we are looking for the most entertaining, thought
> provoking and informative speeches possible. The speeches will be
> presented to the entire conference. If you are interested in making a
> lightning speech, or know of any good candidates to give such a
> speech, please visit the lightning talks wiki page to register your
> interest here:
> http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/FOSS4G2008_LightningTalks
> Code Sprint:
> =======================
> We will be holding an all day code sprint on Saturday 4 October - the
> day following the end of the main conference activities. Given that
> most FOSS projects are conducted as virtual collaborations over the
> internet, the code sprint is a rare opportunity for you to get
> together in person with other developers in your project.
> The code sprint is also a great opportunity for those who are
> interested in getting involved in a project to go and meet the
> developers face to face and get some help in getting started with
> development. If you are not a developer, but interested in other
> aspects of project development, (documentation, creating demonstrator
> implementations of software etc.) the code sprint is an equally good
> opportunity to collaborate.
> We will provide a venue, lunch and refreshments, internet connection
> and flip charts. If you have other special requirements let us know
> and we will see what we can do.
> In order to provide the very best experience for you it would be
> helpful to get an idea of how many people are likely to attend. We
> have created a Wiki page at:
> http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/FOSS4G2008_CodeSprint
> On this page you can create a section for your project and list the
> people planning to attend. The page also provides a space to help you
> organise your code sprint day by writing up the goals and preparation
> work needed for your sprint.
> Contact Info:
> =======================
> The code sprint, lightning talks & demo session organiser is Tim
> Sutton (tim at linfiniti.com) - if you have any questions or special
> requirements, please don't hesitate to ask. If you haven't already
> registered for the conference, we advise doing so as soon as possible
> to secure your place. Visit the conference registration page at:
> http://conference.osgeo.org/index.php/foss4g/2008/schedConf/registration
> --
> Tim Sutton
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