[OSGeo-Announce] FOSS4G 2014: Program details, Keynote speakers, Call for maps, FOSS4G turns ten, and Birds of a feather

Anne Ghisla a.ghisla at gmail.com
Fri Jul 25 02:27:36 PDT 2014

July 22, 2014
Portland, Oregon, USA

Excitement builds as FOSS4G 2014 approaches! Join us in Portland,
Oregon this September 8th - 13th. Half a dozen workshops have already
filled up -- register now [1] to secure your seat in pre-conference
workshops and your place at the conference.

** Call for maps
We invite contributions to the FOSS4G Map Gallery to build an exciting
and vibrant exhibit of the very best in mapping. This map gallery will
not only demonstrate the work of delegates but also act as a reference
point for the current state of mapping. We encourage all delegates to
share one example of their work and help us create a cartographic
record of the FOSS4G 2014 conference. Read the full call for maps [2]
and enter your map [3].

** Workshops and general sessions program
This year FOSS4G features more than 40 workshops [4], providing
excellent training opportunities on relevant, leading technologies --
and that’s all before the conference even begins.  With eight tracks
[5] of sessions, plus invited talks and a great selection of Keynote
Speakers, it will be a FOSS4G packed week to remember.

** Keynote biographies
See exciting keynotes by Mike Bostock of D3.js fame and the New York
Times, Sarah Novotny of NGINX and a program chair for O'Reilly Media's
OSCON, and Al Shaw whose work at ProPublica has been honored with
several awards.

** FOSS4G turns ten!
2014 marks a decade of FOSS4G!  The tenth anniversary is a great time
to organize birds of a feather (BOFs) to reflect back and look
forward. BOFs can be organized in advance on the wiki or on the spot
during the event.  Having a bird (Her name is Helen [6]) as a logo is
a good reason to organize a BOF too!

** About FOSS4G
The annual FOSS4G conference is the largest global gathering focused
on open source geospatial software. FOSS4G brings together developers,
users, decision-makers and observers from a broad spectrum of
organizations and fields of operation. Through six days of workshops,
presentations, discussions, and cooperation, FOSS4G participants
create effective and relevant geospatial products, standards, and

FOSS4G has been held all over the world and draws attendees from over
40 countries. Nottingham, England hosted the conference in 2013. In
2014, Portland, Oregon, USA will host FOSS4G’s tenth year.

** Important Conference Dates
See the full calendar for more details.
* Sep 8th-9th: Workshops
* Sep 10th-12th: Main Conference
* Sep 13th: Code Sprint

** Links
* [1] Registration: http://foss4g2014.eventbrite.com/
* [2] Call for Maps: https://2014.foss4g.org/foss4g-call-for-maps/
* [3] Map Submissions: https://2014.foss4g.org/gallery-submissions/
* [4] Workshops: https://2014.foss4g.org/schedule/workshops/
* [5] Sessions: http://2014.foss4g.org/schedule/sessions/
* [6] Helen: https://2014.foss4g.org/2014-logo-unveiled/
* [7] Calendar: https://2014.foss4g.org/about/calendar/

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