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

Yves Jacolin yjacolin at free.fr
Fri Oct 9 08:08:36 PDT 2015


Any slides available anywhere? :)


On Friday, October 09, 2015 16:55:35 Arnulf Christl wrote:
> Folks,
> 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,
> Arnulf
> PS:
> 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
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> 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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