[Conference-cee] FOSS4G-CEE 2013 Code Sprint

Jeff McKenna jmckenna at gatewaygeomatics.com
Mon Jun 3 05:42:20 PDT 2013

Hi Vasile,

I'm excited to work with the new generation of FOSS4G contributors, and
share my passion with them during the code sprint.  Just a reminder that
not only "coders" are needed, but general users of the software can help
with documentation/packaging/testing/providing feedback; so everyone is


On 2013-06-03 6:00 AM, Vasile Craciunescu wrote:
> Dear all,
> As most of you probably know, closing the doors on FOSS4G-CEE 2013 will
> be a code sprint, put together on June the 20th, in a lovely modern
> building with a great view on Dambovita river and proudly sponsored by
> TeamNet International SA.
> Although it is no secret to anyone that the number of FOSS4G projects’
> contributors from this part of the world, Central and Eastern Europe, is
> not overwhelming I am quite confident that this code sprint will not
> remain stranded in thin air. Though it will not be the classic code
> sprint you are all used to, we have a significant group of young coders
> from the The Faculty of Automatic Control and Computer Science, with
> interest, passion and high spirits prepared to engage in FOSS4G
> projects. But they need counseling. They need mentors to guide them, to
> raise their curiosity and, thus, to allure them into the wonderful world
> of geospatial.
> With this email I am inviting you to help mould the new generation of
> FOSS4G coders. If you think you have the power to pass on your passion
> and the wisdom to raise questions in these young minds, then don’t let
> an opportunity like this pass you by.
> For organizational purposes, we think that it would be best for mentors
> to get in contact with the young coders before the event. Therefore, I
> kindly ask all of your that are interested in participating, to add
> yourselves and maybe even an idea of a topic you’d like to approach to
> the wiki page[2].
> See you soon,
> Vasile
> [1] http://2013.foss4g-cee.org/program/code-sprint
> [2] http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/FOSS4G_CEE_2013_Code_Sprint

Jeff McKenna
MapServer Consulting and Training Services

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