[Board] Fwd: [OSGeo-Discuss] Open GIS! Conference, Moscow, Russia, Nov 21-22
jmckenna at gatewaygeomatics.com
Fri Oct 9 10:01:17 PDT 2015
Maxim has sent me a direct message about this. I will see if I can make
it work and get back to you here. Venka and I have been speaking of
such a visit to Moscow and the community there (several attended
FOSS4G-Seoul), and maybe this is the good reason to do so in November.
I will look into visa requirements though first.
PS. I attended the first QGIS Users meeting in Denmark last year as a
keynote, I agree that such a representation goes a long long way.
On 2015-10-09 11:55 AM, Arnulf Christl wrote:
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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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