[DotNet-OSGeo] MapWindow 2011 Conference + FOSS4G .NET?
dan.ames at isu.edu
Mon Sep 27 18:33:06 EDT 2010
Thanks a lot for the feedback. I know that DotNet folks are always welcome
at FOSS4g. My students and I have always felt welcome and learned a lot
there (Lausanne, Capetown, Sydney). So we'll probably go to Denver too. (I
was teaching MapServer and OpenLayers just today in fact based on stuff I've
learned at these conferences).
The main reason we started the MapWindow conferences was because we wanted
to do a lot of workshop and lab oriented training and found that at FOSS4g
we could only get one or two workshops accepted - and they rejected all the
ones for programmers. Of course this was a problem since half of the
MapWindow users are actually 3rd party programmers using our controls. So
not being able to do workshops made the regular FOSS4g less appealing.
That being said, I've sent a note to the MapWindow team to get more feedback
from people there who aren't on this list - including on the question of
merging with FOSS4g in Denver.
By the way, we are also planning on doing a mini conference/workshop in
Delft, Netherlands in April 2011 and our 2012 conference in Leipzig,
Germany. There's got to be a way to harmonize all these events...
On Mon, Sep 27, 2010 at 8:40 AM, Gennadii Donchyts <
gennadiy.donchyts at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi Dan, all
> It will be nice if everybody can make it, I will certainly distribute it
> between all our developers and will try to attend it.
> Did you consider as an option to join forces with FOSS4G 2011 in Denver (
> http://wiki.osgeo.osuosl.org/wiki/FOSS4G_2011) and organize a separate
> .NET session there? That can create an opportunity for .NET geospatial
> communitty to learn what is going in all other OSGeo developments.
> On Sat, Sep 25, 2010 at 12:51 AM, Daniel Ames <dan.ames at isu.edu> wrote:
>> Dear DotNet List,
>> As many of you know, the MapWindow team is planning to have its "MapWindow
>> 2011" conference on 6-8 June 2011 in San Diego, California at UCSD.
>> Now with all the new developments on DotSpatial, Whitebox. NTS,
>> SharpMap-Silverlight, PROJ.NET and other projects, I would really like to
>> open this conference up to a much wider OSGeo .NET/Mono audience. So this
>> raises a couple of questions:
>> Would folks on this list be interested/willing/able to attend such a
>> conference and give a talk or workshop on some of these projects?
>> Would you all be able/willing to help promote the conference to your
>> individual project developers and users?
>> Perhaps we would want to see if the MW team is willing to modify the title
>> to include something like "OSGeo .NET" or "FOSS4g.NET/MONO". Also I suspect
>> we'd want to check with the OSGeo conference list to see if it would give
>> anyone heartburn if we were to use the word FOSS4G in the title. I think
>> there is a precedent for this for regional meetings, but not sure about
>> technology specific meetings...
>> - Dan
>> Daniel P. Ames, Ph.D. PE
>> Associate Professor, Geosciences
>> Idaho State University - Idaho Falls
>> amesdani at isu.edu
>> DotNet mailing list
>> DotNet at lists.osgeo.org
Daniel P. Ames, Ph.D. PE
Associate Professor, Geosciences
Idaho State University - Idaho Falls
amesdani at isu.edu
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