[OSGeo-Boston] RE: Potential OpenGeo Training Class in Boston

Kossari, Parvaneh parvaneh_kossari at harvard.edu
Tue Aug 31 13:54:08 EDT 2010

Hi Nigel,
I am very interested in this training, but a novice at Open Source
programming,do not know if this training can benefit me!

Thank you, 

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Hello Nigel:

I would be interested in attending a training session. I am a complete
novice at Open Source programming so my interest would be in the
intoducctory level. Please keep me posted on any new developments.

Thank you for your work on this.


Best regards,

Paul Lagg

GIS Coordinator

Town of Chatham



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Last post did not go through correctly :(




Hi Folks


A clarification on the course content from OpenGeo:


"The two day on-site (at your facility) training would be for the
schedule of your choice.   It is possible that we could get through the
entire OpenLayers material in a day, but it would be cutting it close.
Tim Schaub (our OpenLayers lead) is out on vacation so I do not have his
syllabus yet."


So if the training group wanted to focus on OpenLayers for the 2 days,
or maybe even one long day, then that would be possible.  With
OpenLayers being the least documented part of the OS family of products,
that would be my choice.  Or alternatively, all the course material
could be covered generally with more emphasis on one product, say


Let me know your interest.


Nigel Pickering

Charles River Watershed Association


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Hi Folks


You are receiving this email because you have an interest in open source
web mapping.  I am trying to get a sense of the interest for a 2-day
training class from OpenGeo that would include the following:


Day 1

Introduction to the OpenGeo Suite

Introduction to the PostGIS

Introduction to the GeoServer

Introduction to the OpenLayers


Day 2

Advanced Administration

Advanced Web Cartography

Advanced PostGIS

Advanced GeoServer

Advanced OpenLayers

Developing GeoServer

Developing OpenLayers


The class content could also be customized to the group's interests.
The full class description is at http://opengeo.org/products/training
<http://opengeo.org/products/training> .


The total cost for the 2-day training class in Boston is about $5,500.
If split among 10 people, that would be $550/person.  For 8 people
(OpenGeo's preference), it would be $687/person.  If there is sufficient
interest, I will be looking for a venue.


If you are interested and have funding, please let me know. Thanks!


Nigel Pickering

Charles River Watershed Association


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Judging from:


There is sufficient interest to get people together for an
introductory OpenLayers workshop. If you have not yet registered
your interest there, and would like to attend, please do so in
the next couple days.

The ideal date to do it appears to be Sunday, October 17th;
unfortunately, there are slightly too many people to make it
practical for us to have everyone who expressed an interest

I'm going to explore other options for space and see if I can 
get enough people helping me out that supporting a larger crowd
makes sense; I'll update the group accordingly. I think it's most
likely that we'll need to limit the class size to 15 or so people

In order to cover costs of materials, lunch, etc. and also make
sure that people who reserve a spot are actually interested in 
coming, rather than just saying they're interested and not showing
up, I may be interested in charging a small fee. (Think on the order 
of $25.) If you would be unable to pay such a registration fee, but
would still like to attend, please contact me off-list and we can
discuss. This cost would primarily be to cover my costs in 
reproducing CDs, printouts, etc. that I expect to bring along for 

If you feel that charging such a fee is unfair, well, I'd refer you 
to the introductory email thread that spawned this and point out that
at least it's less than $600 a person ;)

Note that if you are attending the workshop, it would be ideal if 
you could bring your own computer, capable of booting from a CD. 
If this is also not a possibility for you, and you are able to attend
on the 17th, please let me know off-list.

If this is a success, I can see us doing this again in the future,
so if you are unable to attend on a given date, don't fret too much.

Thanks again,
Christopher Schmidt


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