[OSGeo-Announce] Announcement about FOSS4G-2018 in Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania

Jorge Sanz jsanz at osgeo.org
Tue Dec 27 00:27:51 PST 2016

The OSGeo Foundation is pleased to announce the hosting of FOSS4G [1]
(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 [2] and Msilikale Msilanga [3], 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[4].

Venkatesh Raghavan [5], 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
geospatial industries.

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. [6]. FOSS4G rotates around the world each year, throughout 3
regions of the Americas, Europe, and Asia/South Pacific.

* [1] http://www.foss4g.org/
* [2] https://www.linkedin.com/in/iliffemark
* [3] https://www.linkedin.com/in/msilikale-msilanga-a0760616
* [4] https://lists.osgeo.org/mailman/listinfo/foss4g2018 (upcoming!)
* [5] http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Venkatesh_Raghavan
* [6] http://2017.foss4g.org/

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