OSBootCamp6/GeoCamp2008 on June 2-3, Ottawa, Canada
warmerdam at pobox.com
Sat Mar 29 14:53:07 EDT 2008
It is my pleasure to invite you to Ottawa, Ontario, Canada to attend
Open Source Bootcamp 6 (aka. Geocamp 2008).
Open Source Bootcamp (http://www.osbootcamp.org/) (osbootcamp) is an
industry driven mini-conference to provide outreach and training
regarding use of open source software. Each osbootcamp event focuses
on a theme. The theme for osbootcamp6 is open source geospatial
The geospatial bootcamp event is also aiming to provide an informal
opportunity for the developers of various OSGeo and other open source
geospatial technologies to get together for technology planning and
development activities. For this reason, we have joined forces with
OSGeo and members of the OSGeo community to host this event also known
as Geocamp 2008. The event will be running concurrently with the GeoTec
event in Ottawa June 2-5 2008.
It was felt this event might be nice for those that can't make it to
in Cape Town in September.
This free event runs on June 2nd and 3rd on the campus of Carleton
University, in Ottawa. June 2nd will be a full day of presentations.
June 3rd will be reserved for BOF meetings, code sprints, and get
For more information, and to register, please visit:
I am fairly new to the OSGeo community having joined this past summer. I
met a number of people at FOSS4G in Victoria, but I should still
introduce myself. My name is Andrew Ross and I work for Ingres Canada.
For those not familiar with it, Ingres (http://www.ingres.com/) is a
relational database management system (RDBMS) that re-opened its source
code in 2004 and was spun out of Computer Associates in 2005. I work in
the engineering team working on Ingres server code. My focus right now is
to enhance spatial support provided with Ingres. My passion for open
source also has me working to develop Ingres' community and help any who
are interested to get involved with Ingres.
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