[Conference-europe] when and where

Stephan Meißl stephan at meissl.name
Mon Aug 18 08:06:25 PDT 2014


> I understand the universities issue, but FOSS4G-Europe is not that big
> (and maybe it will remain rather small), that we can still fit into
> small venues. I liked the organization of Vienna Code Sprint - it was
> done in cooperation with city of Vienna and we fit in comfortably.

I think running a Code Sprint and running a FOSS4G-Europe are two
completely different things in terms of effort but also in requirements
for the venue. Correct me if I'm wrong but I don't think that
FOSS4G-Europe would fit into the Vienna code sprint venue.

> I do not think Europe Code Sprint has to timely overlap with the (next
> year) U.S.-based C tribe, but March-April is IMHO better, then later.
> But it was nice, that we could join events like NASA World Wind
> Challenge  and possibly others as well, not sure, how possible this
> should be, if we move FOSS4G-Europe to march/april then.

Although there is a fairly small overlap I'd appreciate if the Code
Sprint and FOSS4G-Europe don't overlap ;) I don't like the idea of
separate US and European code sprints as I find it important to have one
global OSGeo Code Sprint per year. In my opinion this argument is even
stronger for the Code Sprint than for the global FOSS4G.

If the Code Sprint returns to Europe in 2016 I could image that it makes
sense to run both events back-to-back although this would result in a
quite long event as both are almost running for a week.


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