[Qgis-user] AW: [Qgis-developer] Venue for next hackfest...Vienna?

Agustin Lobo alobolistas at gmail.com
Fri Apr 3 03:35:53 EDT 2009

We're just on time for organizing a QGIS user meeting + hackfest
within or adjacent to the next foss4g in Barcelona, I've been talking
to the organizers, but we should take a decision on this now so that I
can start taking the necessary steps soon. Planing and organization
of the foss4g conference takes a long time.


Tim Sutton wrote:
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> Hi
> Barry Rowlingson wrote:
>> On Thu, Apr 2, 2009 at 12:47 PM, Andreas Neumann <a.neumann at carto.net> wrote:
>>> yes - +1 for me ;-)
>>> It is a good idea to expose more universities to QGIS. After all it is the
>>> students that somehow can infiltrate government orgs/companies with
>>> open-source software.
>>> Maybe we could also invite the geographers or other university
>>> institutions (which I still know from my university time in Vienna) to
>>> join a QGIS presentation as well.
>>  Perhaps you could run a workshop on open-source geospatial as well? I
>> know a good set of source materials :)
>>  I'd like to suggest Lancaster University as a location for a hackfest
>> in the future. Cheap accommodation in the student halls, cheap flights
>> from the US to Manchester Airport, cheap trains for the Europeans
>> maybe. Cheap beer.
>>  I have been wondering if 'Hackfest' is the right name. Clearly 'code
>> sprint' is wrong since there's other things to do apart from coding,
>> but I'm not sure if the 'hack' in 'Hackfest' is quite right. How does
>> "QGis Development Days", or 'Dev Days" sound? Not as catchy... Other
>> ideas?
> I have no problem with hackfest...its short & snappy and keeps (some of)
> the people happy. That said I have this kinda daft and crazy idea to
> make a yearly conference with a not-only-hacking focus. The idea would
> be to host a kinda mini academic conference where for the first day we
> have poster sessions, talks and paper presentations. After that we
> commence with hacking proper. I know it will probably be humble
> beginnings, but I would like to see QGIS establish itself as a research
> platform both for the idea in and of itself, and because of the
> inevitable trickle down effect that will happen with new features and
> improvements making their way into QGIS.
> Regards
> Tim
>> Barry
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