[OSGeo-Conf] FOSS4G 2012 web site
pramsey at opengeo.org
Wed Mar 28 15:01:48 EDT 2012
Seconding Peter's point that a single page of correct information
(dates, deadlines, etc) is better than a site of wrong information.
Also, a very important piece of information for international
attendees is that China has VISA requirements for entrance, and
pointers to how to get a VISA.
2012/3/28 Peter Batty <peter at ebatty.com>:
> Hi to the FOSS4G 2012 team in Beijing, I hope all is going well.
> I have received several emails in the last few days from people inquiring
> about the web site for the 2012 conference. It continues to be very
> confusing and contains a lot of information from the 2011 conference,
> including the full schedule for 2011. I think it is very important to get
> this cleaned up very quickly (the note below was from a month ago but I
> haven't seen any change to the items mentioned there). Several people who
> wrote to me expressed concerns about whether they would attend the
> conference because of the lack of good information, and the fact that the
> call for papers hasn't gone out yet.
> We really need to get the dates and information relating to abstract
> submission, paper selection, etc on the site as soon as possible. Current=
> under "important dates" on the home page it has none of this - it says
> "Onsite registration opens this Sunday September 9th" and "Online program
> now available".
> As always, I and other members of the community are happy to help where w=
> can, let us know if there are things we can do. But it really is getting
> urgent to get a good web site up (a single page summarizing plans would b=
> better than the current confusing mix of information from last year), and
> have clear communication about plans for the conference, otherwise I thin=
> we risk losing a lot of attendees.
> 2012/2/27 =D0=DC=BD=E0 <xiongjie666 at gmail.com>
>> Hello, Martin and aka,
>> The website of FOSS4G 2012 is on a test run right now. We are consistent=
>> updating information to the website. The confusing and wrong information
>> would be revised soon.
>> We are really sorry for the confusion that caused.
>> Best wishes,
>> =D4=DA 2012=C4=EA2=D4=C224=C8=D5 =C9=CF=CE=E712:06=A3=ACMartin Landa <la=
nda.martin at gmail.com>=D0=B4=B5=C0=A3=BA
>>> I was trying to find some information about FOSS4G 2012, so I visited
>>> where the most of links do not work and contain very weird information
>>> On-site registration opens this sunday september 9th
>>> FOSS4 program is now available
>>> and so. I got quite bad impression from that. I am trying to fund my
>>> participation at FOSS4G 2012, but without any useful information about
>>> prices, deadlines it's going to be quite difficult for me.
>>> Then I found Arnulf's message about that (8 days old). I would expect
>>> that someone from the conference organization team fixed at least most
>>> visible issue...
>>> 2012/2/15 Seven (aka Arnulf) <seven at arnulf.us>:
>>> > Folks,
>>> > the web site at http://2012.foss4g.org/ is good for confusion. Among
>>> > other inconsistencies it says right on the front page:
>>> > Important dates
>>> > On-site registration opens this sunday september 9th"
>>> > As I suggested before this web site should be double checked and then
>>> > finished *before* going online. It is probably OK if the sponsor link=
>>> > are still empty but crucial things like the registration opening shou=
>>> > be correct. Until then I suggest to leave the redirect from
>>> > 2012.fos4g.org to the Wiki at http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/FOSS4G_2012
>>> > Thanks,
>>> > Arnulf
>>> > --
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