[OSGeo-Conf] Should we write a FOSS4G Cookbook?

Steven Feldman shfeldman at gmail.com
Fri Sep 7 05:18:21 PDT 2012

The Nottingham team are very keen to capture as many of the lessons learnt from planning and delivering FOSS4G 2013 as possible.

We wil be doing the following over the next year
The majority of our internal communications are being logged in Basecamp and will be exported for archiving after we shut down the team
We will be capturing experiences, challenges and lessons learnt as we go along and sharing them via the blog section of http://2013.foss4g.org/ (nothing there yet but will be soon)
Minutes of meetings etc will be available at http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/FOSS4G_2013 along with a summary log of lessons learnt

When we are wrapping up after the event a couple of us (me plus ??) will commit time to transferring any useful content from these resources to the Cookbook.

If anyone thinks of better approaches to capturing our experiences chip in with suggestions



Steven Feldman

On 5 Sep 2012, at 23:34, Cameron Shorter wrote:

> In analysing the downfall of FOSS4G 2012 [1] one of the key lessons that became apparent to me is that we are not very efficient at passing on Lessons Learned from one conference to the next.
> Could we do a better job of knowledge transfer by building an OSGeo Conference Body of Knowledge? Something like a FOSS4G Cookbook [2]?
> If so, what should be the scope of the cookbook? Should it only be for the international FOSS4G event? Should it cover regional conferences too? Should it also cover FOSS4G steams in other conferences?
> Who thinks this idea is important enough that you would like to help write sections of the Cookbook, or help with editing?
> What format should we use to write the Cookbook? Maybe a wiki?
> I'm interested to help push this idea forward if we as a community think that there will be value in such a collaboratively edited document.
> If you have an interest, please respond on the OSGeo conference_dev email list (rather than OSGeo Discuss)
> [1] http://cameronshorter.blogspot.com.au/2012/08/analysing-downfall-of-foss4g-2012.html
> [2] http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/FOSS4G_Cookbook
> [3] http://lists.osgeo.org/mailman/listinfo/conference_dev
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