[OSGeo-Conf] Comments on Philadelphia 2017 proposal

Steven Feldman shfeldman at gmail.com
Mon Nov 9 14:28:38 PST 2015

A group of the 2013 LOC are now working on FOSS4G UK 2016 - a new event. Others have gone on to organise other events within the UK geo community. No sign of burn out there. 

It is a privilege and enormous fun organising a FOSS4G, I recommend it to anyone considering volunteering for a LOC you won’t regret it even if you do need a rest from community for a few months after the event!

> On 9 Nov 2015, at 22:17, Paul Ramsey <pramsey at cleverelephant.ca> wrote:
> On Sun, Nov 8, 2015 at 7:10 PM, Robert Cheetham <cheetham at azavea.com> wrote:
>> * Many past FOSS4G events that relied on volunteers resulted in burned out
>> volunteers - we didn't want to rely on a volunteer team to run the event.
> I'd like to address one, as it's a bit of a received truth, because it
> has a kernel of truth in it.
> Organizing these events does seem to reliably burn out the chairs, and
> a handful of the most involved committee members. On the flip side,
> they also seem to activate previous marginally interested community
> members to get more involved and grow the community more (one result
> of FOSS4G 2007 was a spurt of other OSGeo activity, including a
> semi-regular meet-up, which is waxed and waned over the years).
> So these things don't necessarily leave salted fields and blighted
> landscapes in their wake, as the Ottawa bid hopefully reinforces.
> P.
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