[Board] Fwd: [OSGeo-Discuss] Open GIS! Conference, Moscow, Russia, Nov 21-22

Arnulf Christl arnulf.christl at metaspatial.net
Fri Oct 9 07:55:35 PDT 2015

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this falls like dead center in our mission and in my opinion is worth
some investment. Would OSGeo consider funding a high level
representative to give a presentation there?

I am sure that someone from the board, a committee or a PSC from a
software project could be interested and available.

Have fun,

Two weeks ago I attended the Denmark QGIS user meeting (they could fund
my travel) to give a talk about how to "build" a community / or rather
how to help it emerge. For me it seemed overkill to ship a person around
for a 45 minute talk and half an hour Q&A but all confirmed that it was
really helpful. To us lots of this "Open Source community" stuff is
obvious, but it is really, really helpful for those who have not yet
attended a FOSS4G etc. And it seems that speaking in person still does
make a difference.

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Subject: [OSGeo-Discuss]  Open GIS! Conference, Moscow, Russia, Nov 21-2
Date: Thu, 8 Oct 2015 18:37:38 +0300
From: Maxim Dubinin <sim at gis-lab.info>
Reply-To: Maxim Dubinin <sim at gis-lab.info>
To: osgeo Discussions <discuss at lists.osgeo.org>
CC: info at gisconf.ru

Hi all,

We're excited  to  announce  that  we're running Open GIS'2015 this
November 21-22 (Sunday, Saturday) in Moscow, Russia  (45 days left)

First  Open  GIS  conference  happened  in  2012  and brought together
diverse crowd of 250 people from  150  organizations. We had about 50
presentations  and 12 workshops. This year we expect at least the same
numbers  or  more. We  hope  this will be a very positive, diverse and
active event.

This  conference  is  grassroots  and  organized by members of Russian
GIS-Lab  and  OpenStreetMap communities (think FOSSGIS, but completely
informal). Attendance and workshops are free.

Though  this is a national event, English-speaking presenters are very
welcome.   We   already   have  few  presentations  and workshops from
people  from  abroad (for example from Victor Olaya). We can guarantee
lots  of  attention  and  challenging  questions. If  you're with a
company this might be a major 'undeveloped market' for your products.

Please  let me know if you'd like to come. You will most probably will
require  a  visa,  but  there  is  plenty  of  time  to  get one. Your
participation   is   critical  for  building  stronger  ties  between
technically  apt,  but  isolated  user&developer  community  here  and
outside open source geospatial world.

We're  also  looking  for  sponsors,  primarily  to  cover  travel for
international visitors and may be students.

Hope to see you in Moscow.

Maxim Dubinin

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