[Conference-europe] when and where

Jachym Cepicky jachym.cepicky at gmail.com
Thu Aug 21 10:06:00 PDT 2014

It depends, it's neither community or "managers and executives" -
these are two possible target groups and we should decide, on which we
want to focus (IMHO)

since global foss4g seems to be coming more and more towards business,
I thought, we should focus on community again (remember: affordable
means, every developer can allow to come)

managers and executives can became members of community again


2014-08-21 19:02 GMT+02:00 Dirk Frigne <dirk.frigne at geosparc.com>:
> On 21-08-14 18:26, Mateusz Łoskot wrote:
>> 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).
> For the Foss4G-Europe conference, I follow to focus on a specific
> relevant topic.
>>> - 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.
> OK clear to me.
>> 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).
> I think the community is more then 1), but if be organize the conference
> at the same place/time as some other conferences where
> executives/managers and govt. representatives can go to (with their
> respective topics), i'd like to motivate some developers (or
> ex-developers like me) to bridge the gap between all these different
> parts of the big OSGeo family.
>> Best regards,
> --
> Yours sincerely,
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