[OSGeo-Announce] Announcement about FOSS4G-2018 in Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania
jsanz at osgeo.org
Tue Dec 27 00:27:51 PST 2016
The OSGeo Foundation is pleased to announce the hosting of FOSS4G 
(Free and Open Source Software for Geospatial) 2018 event in
Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania. The FOSS4G-2018 event will be held at the
Julius Nyerere International Conference Centre, Dar-es-Salaam and run
from Monday 27th August through to Sunday 2nd September, 2018.
The Dar-es-Salaam Local Organizing Committee ("DarLOC"), led by the
co- chair Mark Iliffe  and Msilikale Msilanga , brings solid
experience in organizing events including the previous FOSS4G-2013 in
Nottingham as well as regional and national FOSS4G events.
The Dar-es-Salaam FOSS4G-2018 event has already received strong
support form inter-governmental agencies, local/regional/global
institutions as well as the Open Data related communities. Anyone
wanting to discuss the 2018 event can do so at the upcoming
FOSS4G-2018 mailing list.
Venkatesh Raghavan , President of OSGeo says: "The OSGeo Board of
Directors are very pleased to collaborate with the Dar-es-Salaam team
to host the FOSS4G-2018 event. The OSGeo Foundation is exited to see
FOSS4G return to Africa after a decade since FOSS4G-2008 in Cape Town,
South Africa. We look forward to your participation and strong support
for furthering FOSS4G solutions in the African continent. Looking
forward to seeing you at FOSS4G-2018!"
Congratulations to the DarLOC team!
== About FOSS4G ==
FOSS4G is the international gathering of Open Source communities.
Since its beginnings, the FOSS4G conference has earned reputation of
being a stimulating gathering of spatial industry, academic,
government, non-profit institutions and as facilitator for new ideas
and numerous innovative geospatial solutions. Over the years, FOSS4G
has advanced to be the most important annual global event, approaching
a thousand participants and attracting sponsorship from main-stream
Even as this announcement is made, excitement continues to build for
the upcoming FOSS4G-2017 conference that will be held in Boston,
U.S.A. . FOSS4G rotates around the world each year, throughout 3
regions of the Americas, Europe, and Asia/South Pacific.
*  http://www.foss4g.org/
*  https://www.linkedin.com/in/iliffemark
*  https://www.linkedin.com/in/msilikale-msilanga-a0760616
*  https://lists.osgeo.org/mailman/listinfo/foss4g2018 (upcoming!)
*  http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Venkatesh_Raghavan
*  http://2017.foss4g.org/
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