[OSGeo-Announce] FOSDEM 2022 (Online) – geospatial devroom Call for Participation - Deadline: 26.12.2021

Astrid Emde (OSGeo) astrid_emde at osgeo.org
Wed Dec 8 23:44:00 PST 2021

News item 

Submission Deadline: 26.12.2021

FOSDEM is the largest free and open source developers meeting in Europe, 
with 8000+ participants. It normally takes place in Brussels (Belgium).

FOSDEM 2021 will be Online. As in the last year we will have a 
Geospatial devroom. The Geospatial devroom will be on Sunday 6 February 
2022. In 2022 it will be our opportunity to bring our global community 

The geospatial devroom is the place to talk about the state of the art 
of open, geo-related data, free and open source geospatial software and 
its ecosystem. This includes standards and tools, e.g. spatial 
databases, online mapping tools, geospatial services, used for 
collecting, storing, delivering, analysing, and visualizing geodata.

We hope you will submit a talk or come around at FOSDEM 2022.

Call for Participation
Submission Deadline: 26.12.2021

We are looking for you to be part of the geospatial devroom. The 
geospatial devroom aims to host talks about geospatial topics, GIS, and 
geodata projects, standards and open data.

Please submit your talk till 26 December 2021.

About The FOSDEM
FOSDEM is a free event for software developers to meet, share ideas and 

-    FOSDEM is free to attend. There is no registration.
-    FOSDEM website https://fosdem.org/2022/
-    FOSDEM code of conduct https://fosdem.org/2022/practical/conduct/

New rules / What changes since last year
For obvious reasons, this year the event will not take place in a 
physical location but online.

  -   The reference time will be Brussels local lime (CET).
  -   Talks will be pre-recorded in advance, and streamed during the 
  -   Q/A session will be take live
  -   A facility will be provided for people watching to chat between 
  -   A facility will be provided for people watching to submit questions
  -   Food and drinks is now allowed during the talks, but you are 
responsible for cleaning your own space

Key dates
   -  Submission deadline: 26 December 2021
   -  Announcement of selected talks: 31 December 2021
   -  Conference dates 5 & 6 February 2022 online
   -  Geospatial devroom date: Sunday 6 February 2022 online

Desirable topics
The Geospatial devroom aims to host talks about all geospatial topics, 
GIS,  geodata projects and open data. The talks can cover the following 

    - New geo FOSS projects
    - Update of existing geo FOSS projects
    - User cases using geo FOSS
    - Open Geodata or VGI data project
    - News about Standards

General details

    - The default duration for talks is about 45 minutes including 
    - If you plan to register your proposal in several tracks to increase 
your chances, don’t ! Register your talk once, in the most accurate 
    - If the Geospatial devroom is not your first choice, just let us 
know, and give us a chance to save you a slot.
    - Presentations has to be pre-recorded and streamed before the event.

For accepted talks

    - Once your talk was accepted, we will assign you a deputy to help 
you to produce the pre-recorded content.
    - The deputy will review the content and ensure it has the required 
quality. The deputy is also responsible to ensure the content is into 
the system and ready to broadcast.
    - During the stream of your talk, you must be available online for 
the Q/A session.

Submit a talk
Visit the FOSDEM 2022 Pentabarf website (see account creation bellow)

Create an “event” and click on “Show all” in the top right corner to 
display the full form.

Your submission must include the following information

Your contact Email

    - The title and subtitle of your talk (please be descriptive, as 
titles will be listed with ~500 from other projects) select “Geospatial 
devroom” as the track.
    - A short abstract of one paragraph
    - A longer description if you wish to do so
    - Links to related websites / blogs etc.

Account creation
If you already have a Pentabarf account, please don’t recreate a new 

If you forgot your password, reset it. If not, follow the instructions 
to create an account.

Contact Us
    - Twitter: @osgeo
    - Contact Email:
         Vissarion Fisikopoulos: fisikop at gmail dot com
         Astrid Emde: astrid_emde at osgeo org

And if you would like the organizing team you are very welcome.

About the Open Source Geospatial Foundation
The Open Source Geospatial Foundation is a not-for-profit 501(c)(4) 
organization to empower everyone with open source geospatial. The 
software foundation directly supports projects serving as an outreach 
and advocacy organization providing financial, organizational and legal 
support for the open source geospatial community.

OSGeo works with GeoCat, OPENGIS.ch, Gaia3D, Astun Technology and other 
sponsors, along with our partners to foster an open approach to 
software, standards, data and education.

Open Source Geospatial Foundation

Best regards

Astrid Emde
Astrid Emde
OSGeo Board Member and OSGeo Secretary
Open Source Geospatial Foundation
astrid_emde at osgeo.org

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