[Foss4g2012] Re: [OSGeo-Conf] FOSS4G 2012 Status Summary
amy at spatialfront.com
Mon Apr 16 22:00:03 EDT 2012
Thanks a lot Tim!
Let me first introduce a little bit more about myself: My name is Amy Gao.
I'm the President of Spatial Front Inc., a Spatial IT company located in
Washington DC area. My clients are mainly U.S. Federal agencies and Fortune
500 companies. We use both open source software and commercial ones, but
the use of open source software is definitely on the rise. I was really
impressed by the good work from the nice, smart, and passionate people like
Tim and wish to contribute back to the open source community. A handful of
my employees are also native Chinese speakers. If there's any way that I or
my company can help, please don't hesitate to let me know.
I will be on a business trip to China in July for a couple of weeks. It
would be great if I can meet with some of you in Beijing.
On Mon, Apr 16, 2012 at 11:34 AM, Tim Schaub <tschaub at opengeo.org> wrote:
> I'd like to introduce Amy Gao to this group. I met Amy last week at
> the FOSS4G-NA conference - she lives and works in the Washington DC
> area. She expressed an interest in helping with the FOSS4G 2012
> effort in any way she could. Amy is a native Chinese speaker, and I
> thought she might be able to help facilitate communication between the
> organizing committee and others within the OSGeo community.
> Ang Gao, could you suggest a way that Amy might be able to help with
> the effort? If you have a list on your side that she could subscribe
> too, it might be a good way for her to get involved.
> Amy, I cannot provide details on the various lists & people copied
> here - but I'm hoping that someone else copied here can help make
> introductions. Can someone describe the purpose of the
> conference_dev at lists.osgeo.org and foss4g2012 at lists.osgeo.org and
> suggest if Amy should sign up for either/both?
> 2012/4/15 OSGeo China <foss4g2012 at lreis.ac.cn>:
> > Dear all,
> > We are sorry about our slow progress in comparison with the timeline
> that we set up in February. The current problem is caused by the delay of
> our online conference management system. About two months ago, we made a
> contract with a company for system development. But our testing on this
> system showed that there were some problems on the payment part in registry
> system, and the abstract submission system also did not run well. For
> safety, we have to postpone the registry and call for papers.
> > Now we are urging the development company to speed up, meanwhile we are
> trying to find an alternative company as soon as possible. We hope to fix
> it next week. The following is a draft about our progress.
> > (1) We have signed the contract with Beijing Conference Center to be the
> conference venue.(Late February)
> > (2) We negotiated with Beijing Conference Center and achieved an about
> 10% discount on the hotel (4~5 star level) for the participants who pay
> through the payment system set up by LOC. (Late February)
> > (3) The conference committees have been established (Middle March)
> > (4) We have got three Chinese sponsors, including Supermap, LREIS, CAS.
> And several others are under contacting.
> > (5) About 40% of OSGeo-Live Docs have been translated into Chinese to
> promote OSGeo software in China. Both English and Chinese versions are
> expected to be handed out in FOSS4G 2012.
> > (6) The Foreign Liaison Office of Chinese Academy of Sciences has
> granted LOC to invite foreign participants. (Early April)
> > (7) We had a meeting with Prof. John P. Wilson, the editor-in-chief of
> TGIS on 12th April, and he would continue to support FOSS4G-2012 academic
> paper publishing (Thank Kobben and Helena for their past works).
> > By the way, Dr. Ntin-Tripathi, the editor-in-chief of International
> Journal of Geoinformatics, has also agreed to support one special issue. He
> will be in Beijing in early May, and we can further fix the details.
> > (8) We will update the information of keynote speakers to foss4g 2012
> website soon.
> > We apologize about our work again. Once the registry system is well
> done, we will catch up our schedule fast.
> > Best regards,
> > Ang Gao
> > OSGeo China
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