[Board] awards discussion

Helena Mitasova hmitaso at ncsu.edu
Sat Jul 1 15:09:12 PDT 2017


I think that OSGeo report at AGM would be enough - that is how it has been
done before. I don't think we need an OSGeo update report at the closing
ceremony - maybe Jody has some idea why it was added there (maybe by
mistake?). We should say something about OSGeo when introducing the awards,
but 3 minutes should be enough.

Helena

On Sat, Jul 1, 2017 at 11:23 PM, Andy Anderson <aanderson at amherst.edu>
wrote:

> The closing section as written on the wiki adds to 100 minutes rather than
> 90 minutes, perhaps due to the inclusion of this section:
>
> OSGeo Update (10 mins)
> Here is what OSGeo has been up to in the last year:
>
> Is this a different OSGeo update than the one provided at the AGM labeled
>
> OSGeo Foundation (10 min): single slide deck, already on stage, etc...
>
> ?
>
> — Andy
>
> On Jul 1, 2017, at 4:40 PM, Jody Garnett <jody.garnett at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> That is fine, the wiki closing section was done in a break out meeting
> with Guido.
>
> We do need a wiki page to marshal committees and local chapter for the
> AGM.
>
> Please adjust the closing section as needed, or if you like to plan
> separately we can remove from that page and you can let us know when we are
> needed.
>
>
> On Sat, Jul 1, 2017 at 1:01 PM Andy Anderson <aanderson at amherst.edu>
> wrote:
>
>> Having expressed my opinion, we’ll still want to discuss the schedule of
>> the closing ceremony at the next Program Committee meeting, this Wednesday
>> :-)
>>
>> — Andy
>>
>> On Jul 1, 2017, at 3:33 PM, Helena Mitasova <hmitaso at ncsu.edu> wrote:
>>
>>
>>
>> On Sat, Jul 1, 2017 at 5:26 PM, Andy Anderson <aanderson at amherst.edu>
>> wrote:
>>
>>> I think it would be a good idea to have all of the awards at the closing
>>> ceremony.
>>>
>>
>> It would be good to change this in the program grid pdf,
>> http://2017.foss4g.org/program/foss4g-schedule.pdf
>>  it currently shows
>>
>> OSGeo AGM Meeting & Awards
>>
>> and  the keynote and closing plenary after that.
>>
>> Perhaps just remove Awards from OSGeo AGM meeting and modify
>> Closing plenary & Awards.
>>
>> Thank you, Helena
>>
>>
>>> The judging of student papers/posters is an item on the Academic
>>> Committee’s to-do list from way back, though recently it’s been subsumed to
>>> reviewing the academic papers. But now is the time to get commitments for
>>> judges from Committee members / GeoForAll representatives who will be at
>>> the conference. Charlie and Zia (co-chairs) and I will chat more about that
>>> separately.
>>>
>>> — Andy
>>>
>>> On Jun 30, 2017, at 8:50 AM, Michael Terner <mgt at appgeo.com> wrote:
>>>
>>> Just a quick note from Boston on some of these topics:
>>>
>>>    1. YES, we would be pleased to have the Sol Katz awarded during our
>>>    closing plenary (also, is there a place where nominations for consideration
>>>    can be added? We have a local idea.)
>>>    2. YES, GeoCat has mentioned their intent to do this in our
>>>    sponsorship discussions and we will support them presenting it at closing
>>>    Plenary. We will reach out to them to confirm.
>>>    3. Thanks for giving us the expected head-count for the AGM meeting.
>>>    We will get you a room of that size. We are open minded to having the
>>>    GeoForAll awards presented where ever they fit best. I have added Andy
>>>    Anderson from our Academic Committee onto this thread and both he and
>>>    Charlie should be able to comment on the plans for evaluating and judging
>>>    the academically submitted papers and posters. My understanding is there
>>>    *is* a plan for that.
>>>
>>> Thanks again and let us know how we can help...
>>>
>>> MT
>>>
>>> On Fri, Jun 30, 2017 at 8:37 AM, Helena Mitasova <hmitaso at ncsu.edu>
>>> wrote:
>>>
>>>> Jody,
>>>>
>>>>  I see - I thought you were talking about establishing new awards while
>>>> you probably had in mind existing awards. Currently the FOSS4G2017 program
>>>> in relation to AGM and awards is rather confusing for me and it is
>>>> different from what we have here
>>>> https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Annual_General_Meeting_2017
>>>>
>>>> the program lists awards as part of AGM while our wiki shows awards as
>>>> part of closing ceremony.
>>>>
>>>> In my opinion at least the Sol Katz award should be at the closing
>>>> ceremony where everybody is present and there are no other parallel
>>>> sessions - this should be indicated in the program grid.
>>>>
>>>> Other awards that we had in the past are:
>>>>
>>>>    - Developer Award funded and delivered by GeoCat representative -
>>>>    do we have a confirmation from GeoCat that this will happen this year? Do
>>>>    they want it as part of closing ceremony or would they be OK with AGM?:
>>>>    (have a slide to cover finding awardee on screen)
>>>>    - Student Awards - GeoForAll: (have a slide to cover finding
>>>>    awardee on screen) - as I understand it this should be for the best student
>>>>    presentation/paper and best student poster - two total. This could be done
>>>>    at AGM. Do we have volunteers in the academic committee to evaluate the
>>>>    papers and posters, select the awardee and prepare the award itself?
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Also, given that AGM is now scheduled as one of parallel sessions we
>>>> definitely don't need a room with 350 seats - I doubt that there will be
>>>> more than 100 people present, some speakers for the committees and projects
>>>> may actually have a conflict with their presentations but we can deal with
>>>> that (I will send a separate email about the AGM)
>>>>
>>>> Helena
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> On Thu, Jun 29, 2017 at 1:32 AM, Jody Garnett <jody.garnett at gmail.com>
>>>> wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> We initially penciled in a slot in the AGM for this (see email May 30)
>>>>> but did not follow up with specifics (saying we would talk about it later.)
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> On Wed, Jun 28, 2017 at 1:53 PM Helena Mitasova <hmitaso at ncsu.edu>
>>>>> wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>>> Jodi,
>>>>>>
>>>>>> I think this would be best started at the f2f meeting in Boston,
>>>>>> identify volunteers willing/interested to handle the awards - most
>>>>>> organizations have an awards committee for this and have the committee work
>>>>>> on the process. Such committee can then handle all awards except for Sol
>>>>>> Katz which has already a well established process and committee.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> I think that the current board has too many open items on its agenda
>>>>>> and upcoming elections that there isn't enough time to add new awards to
>>>>>> Boston event and handle them properly.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> This is just my suggestion, other may have different opinion on this,
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Helena
>>>>>>
>>>>>> On Wed, Jun 28, 2017 at 7:21 PM, Jody Garnett <jody.garnett at gmail.com
>>>>>> > wrote:
>>>>>>
>>>>>>> And let me know if this should be on discuss at osgeo.org, thought I
>>>>>>> would start with the board first :)
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> --
>>>>>>> Jody Garnett
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> On 28 June 2017 at 10:20, Jody Garnett <jody.garnett at gmail.com>
>>>>>>> wrote:
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> I am reminded, with today's sol katz nominations, that we talked
>>>>>>>> about setting up more awards to better acknowledge our community members
>>>>>>>> (internal community building as it were, focusing on recognizing those that
>>>>>>>> are hitting our goals as an organization).
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> GetCat has sponsored a "innovative developer" award. I still think
>>>>>>>> there is opportunity here to look at some of our other goals like "open
>>>>>>>> standards".
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> I think we could also use an "outreach" or "advocacy" award for
>>>>>>>> those promoting our ideas to new audiences.
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> Finally a "leadership award" or even better a "new leadership"
>>>>>>>> award for those inspiring individuals he motivate us all to do better.
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> I understand that several aspects mentioned above go into the Sol
>>>>>>>> Katz award, however I view the Sol Katz award as one for service. Looking
>>>>>>>> at the impressive list prior recipients it comes across as a life time
>>>>>>>> achievement award - and not the best tool for community building.
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> Please take a moment to review and think about the above, and
>>>>>>>> perhaps review our goals.
>>>>>>>> --
>>>>>>>> Jody Garnett
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
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>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>> --
>>>>>> Helena Mitasova
>>>>>> Professor
>>>>>> Department of Marine, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
>>>>>> North Carolina State University
>>>>>> 1125 Jordan Hall
>>>>>> NCSU Box 8208
>>>>>> Raleigh, NC 27695-8208
>>>>>> http://www4.ncsu.edu/~hmitaso/
>>>>>> http://geospatial.ncsu.edu/
>>>>>>
>>>>>> email: hmitaso at ncsu.edu
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>>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> --
>>>> Helena Mitasova
>>>> Professor
>>>> Department of Marine, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
>>>> North Carolina State University
>>>> 1125 Jordan Hall
>>>> NCSU Box 8208
>>>> Raleigh, NC 27695-8208
>>>> http://www4.ncsu.edu/~hmitaso/
>>>> http://geospatial.ncsu.edu/
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>> --
>> Helena Mitasova
>> Professor
>> Department of Marine, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
>> North Carolina State University
>> 1125 Jordan Hall
>> NCSU Box 8208
>> Raleigh, NC 27695-8208
>> http://www4.ncsu.edu/~hmitaso/
>> http://geospatial.ncsu.edu/
>>
>> email: hmitaso at ncsu.edu
>> ph: 919-513-1327 <(919)%20513-1327> (no voicemail)
>> fax 919 515-7802 <(919)%20515-7802>
>>
>>
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> --
> Jody Garnett
>
>
>


-- 
Helena Mitasova
Professor
Department of Marine, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
North Carolina State University
1125 Jordan Hall
NCSU Box 8208
Raleigh, NC 27695-8208
http://www4.ncsu.edu/~hmitaso/
http://geospatial.ncsu.edu/

email: hmitaso at ncsu.edu
ph: 919-513-1327 (no voicemail)
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