[OSGeo-Conf] FOSS4G 2016 host city & Planning to make use of our FOSS4G conferences to launch new Educational initiatives every year
jmckenna at gatewaygeomatics.com
Thu Mar 5 11:43:35 PST 2015
Indeed, I can remember helping Shawn Barnes setup a live-dvd for the
workshops at the "OSGIS" event in 2004 in Ottawa, ha, wow, a long time
ago, ahead of our time...I think we used Knoppix (or something along
that name). Nice to look back once in while :)
On 2015-03-05 3:33 PM, Cameron Shorter wrote:
> Adding to Suchith's comment. FOSS4G does provided a good platform to
> launch initiatives. OSGeo-Live was launched from FOSS4G 2009, as
> mentioned here:
> On 5/03/2015 1:15 am, Suchith Anand wrote:
>> Congrats to Bonn Team and great work by Dublin Team.
>> I hope the Dublin Team will apply for FOSS4G 2017 Europe and build up
>> your excellent efforts.
>> Also my humble suggestion for all LOCs (present and future) and to our
>> wider community (hence ccing in) is that we see and make use of the
>> global and regional conferences not just as events but excellent
>> platforms to launch new initiatives.
>> When we hosted FOSS4G 2013 in Nottingham, the energy and momentum
>> build up the whole LOC Team inspired me to launch "Geo for All"
>> Education mission publicly without any funding or backup plan. When i
>> look back at that email
>> i thought maybe i was very over ambitious (esp. the targets set for
>> Africa) to put these big targets without any funding but seeing the
>> volunteer commitments put in by the whole LOC Team (who had worked
>> hard over the whole year juggling their work and family commitments)
>> and the wider FOSS4G community first hand, i was fully confident that
>> we will achieve this over the years.
>> So my suggestion is that from now, we use our conferences (esp. the
>> main global conference) to launch new initiatives . From "Geo for All"
>> i can confirm that we will be happy to arrange one new educational
>> initiative launch at each global FOSS4G conference. We will invite
>> ideas from the community for this and select the best ones to announce
>> and launch them.
>> Best wishes,
>> From: conference_dev-bounces at lists.osgeo.org
>> [conference_dev-bounces at lists.osgeo.org] On Behalf Of Sanghee Shin
>> [shshin at gaia3d.com]
>> Sent: Wednesday, March 04, 2015 1:44 PM
>> To: Jachym Cepicky
>> Cc: conference
>> Subject: Re: [OSGeo-Conf] FOSS4G 2016 host city
>> Congratulation to Bonn team!
>> And thanks Dublin team for the great proposal & efforts.
>> Bonn team, if there is anything that Seoul team could help, feel free
>> to ask us.
>> Sanghee Shin, Chair of FOSS4G 2015 Seoul
>> "Toward Diversity! FOSS4G Bigbang from Seoul!"
>> Twitter: @foss4g
>> Facebook: FOSS4G2015
>> email: foss4gchair at osgeo.org<mailto:foss4gchair at osgeo.org>
>> 2015. 3. 4., 오후 1:38, Jachym Cepicky
>> <jachym.cepicky at gmail.com<mailto:jachym.cepicky at gmail.com>> 작성:
>> Congrats to Bonn!
>> Dublin: Great proposal. It was between two superb proposals (as
>> usually last years). Thank you for your hard work.
>> st 4. 3. 2015 v 14:15 odesílatel Steven Feldman
>> <shfeldman at gmail.com<mailto:shfeldman at gmail.com>> napsal:
>> Congrats to Bonn
>> Reminder to the Bonn team from me (not board)
>> I would encourage you to offer the board a quick heads up on the level
>> of advance funding you think you might need and when you will need it
>> (e.g. a deposit for the venue)
>> Dublin, a great bid - don’t be discouraged. Why not consider applying
>> for FOSS4G Europe 2017?
>> On 4 Mar 2015, at 13:10, Jeff McKenna
>> <jmckenna at gatewaygeomatics.com<mailto:jmckenna at gatewaygeomatics.com>>
>> Thanks mpg (and for waking up early on the West coast to share this
>> information), and thanks to both teams for all this effort.
>> Tomorrow the OSGeo Board will vote to approve this
>> I also value all of the questions and comments by the OSGeo Conference
>> Committee members. Very thorough.
>> On 2015-03-04 8:51 AM, Michael Gerlek wrote:
>> Thirteen of the 18 members of the committee having voted, the host
>> city for the 2016 FOSS4G event will be:
>> Bonn, Germany
>> Congratulations to the Bonn team, and all our thanks to both the Bonn
>> and the Dublin teams for all the work they put in to preparing their
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