[OSGeo-Conf] Question Period: Workshops

David Percy percyd at pdx.edu
Mon Mar 2 13:35:13 PST 2015

they were VMs running within the campus OS (win7), virtualbox, specifically

On Mon, Mar 2, 2015 at 12:50 PM, Darrell Fuhriman <darrell at garnix.org>

> I apologize for being late to the party. I wanted to comment and ask
> questions, but I was on holiday and trying not to be logged in, so
> apparently missed the deadline to get mine in.
> > For workshops, I also don't think we should get away from providing a
> workstation.  But using a virtual machine or liveDVD has become a great
> option for workshop presenters, and OSGeo-Live has fit in nicely.
> >
> We ran nearly all of our workshops off of VMs created from the OSGeo-Live
> DVD (or maybe we just booted it in a VM, I forget). Even in cases where we
> did BYOD, we encouraged its use. I think this was a major reason nearly of
> the workshops went smoothly.
> Otherwise the install headaches just become too great and often suck up
> too much time at the beginning of each workshop.
> d.
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David Percy ("Percy")
-Geospatial Data Manager
-Web Map Wrangler
-GIS Instructor
Portland State University
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