[OSGeo-Conf] FOSS4G Cookbook

Gavin gavinjfleming at gmail.com
Fri Oct 14 13:56:41 EDT 2011

+1, great idea

even with lessons learned on the wiki, I reckon there has been too much
reinventing of the wheel.

On Fri, 2011-10-14 at 21:52 +1100, Cameron Shorter wrote:

> I suggest that we, the conference committee and interested people, 
> should organically start building a FOSS4G Cookbook.
> The Cookbook should cover all the aspects of putting on a FOSS4G 
> conference, including such things as:
> * Schedule coming up to the conference
> * Budget
> * Program
> * Web Site
> * Catering
> * Venue selection
> Initially much of the content for this cookbook can be drawn directly 
> from Lessons Learned from previous years. As more events are run, I'd 
> expect ideas to evolve and the Cookbook to grow with it.
> I see two key advantages of such a Cookbook:
> 1. Access to such information will make it much easier for someone to 
> put on a FOSS4G conference
> 2. The Cookbook can be used as a baseline to guide deciding whether a 
> conference may make use of the FOSS4G brand. This will help maintain the 
> quality associated with the FOSS4G brand.
> Do others see value in building such a document?
> I'm assuming we should build the Cookbook as a wiki, but am happy to 
> hear suggestions for other collaborative tools.
> If there is sufficient interest, I'll build a skeleton of the Cookbook, 
> and invite others to contribute content.

Gavin Fleming
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