[Conference-europe] when and where

Mateusz Łoskot mateusz at loskot.net
Thu Aug 21 09:26:08 PDT 2014

On 21 August 2014 17:43, Dirk Frigne <dirk.frigne at geosparc.com> wrote:
> On 21-08-14 11:03, Mateusz Łoskot wrote:
>> On 21 August 2014 10:50, Jachym Cepicky <jachym.cepicky at gmail.com> wrote:
> [...]
>> Number of IT events grow every year, so it's become more important to
>> have a topic, than make a huge one-for-all event.
>> IMHO, main focus of OSGeo/FOSS4G is software and data, and all
>> activities that are closely related.
>> From what I see, general discussions about INSPIRE or OGC are not
>> particularly interesting topics to our community,
>> unless we talk about a particular standard, its implementation(s) and
>> related issues.
> I don't follow this one,
> I don't mean a huge one-for-all event when I try to align place and time
> with other EU conferences
> [...]

I think there is a slight misunderstanding here, I meant one-for-all
in terms of range of topics. Perhaps I'm too concerned about too
wide spectrum of topics (or rather level of interest).

> - OSGeo/FOSS4G roots are in software development, later extended to
> cover other aspects
> [...]
> If you concentrate people around a specific topic, you don't have the
> opportunity to meet people face to face, having different visions, views
> and idea's. Cross domain brain storming is IMHO very important to bring
> OSGeo to a next level.

I understand it, let's not forget the size of the target audience (200 ppl).
We have cross domain discussions and discussion which can also happen
at different planes of technical levels.

Big question: Assuming variety of domains, do we aim for
1) hands-on users and  developers of FOSS4G or
2) mixture of executives, managers, govt. representatives and developers?
IMHO, we should aim the 1).

Best regards,
Mateusz  Łoskot, http://mateusz.loskot.net

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