[OSGeo-Conf] Invitation to hear your wisdom about FOSS4G 2015
shshin at gaia3d.com
Fri Sep 25 06:58:45 PDT 2015
My answers and opinions are in line below.
> 2015. 9. 21., 오후 10:16, Cameron Shorter <cameron.shorter at gmail.com> 작성:
> Hi Sanghee, great data that you have added to the spreadsheet. Thanks.
> I've created a chart from it, and filled in missing dates so the chart
> doesn't look distorted.
> Would I be right in assuming that there was no change in numbers for the
> new dates I've added?
> Very interesting to see how many late entries you had sign up. Do you
> have an idea on why that is the case? (Maybe a question to answer in
> your lessons learned)
1. Korean culture. Korean people usually register on site. Furthermore there was no price discrimination between on-line and on-site registration. Initially there was a plan to raise the on-site registration fee to USD660 or KRW660,000. However that plan was rejected in LOC, because that price would discourage the Korean people to register on-site.
2. SmartGeoExpo. FOSS4G Seoul was held in conjunction with SmartGeo Expo. And I saw several SmartGeo Expo attendants register on-site after reviewing the program.
3. Currency Exchange Rate. There was 28 international on-site registrants. If they register on-line, they should pay in USD, however if they register on-site, they could pay in KRW. Due to recently weakened Korean WON against USD, paying in KRW means that international registrants could enjoy around 15% of discount. I saw this kind of discussion how international attendants could enjoy discount by pay in KRW by accident.
> Also great to see so many people registering from Korea. This is in line
> with an international trend for FOSS4G where we find that a significant
> proportion of attendees are local or regional, and a good reason for
> continuing to move FOSS4G around the world.
> On the data, there seems to be a mismatch between total Korean attendees
> and sum(Korean attendees). 253 vs 257. Have you made a typo somewhere?
253 is right. Some of international attendants checked their citizenship as Korea by mistake.
> I'd also be interested to see the percentage of attendees from Asia vs
> Rest of the world, in order to answer the question: Would an Asian
> country attract attendees from neighbors? If you have the data, maybe
> add another "Asia" column.
352 might be from Asia. It’s 62.8% of whole attendants.
Middle East: 6
South America: 4
> Regarding getting Lessons Learned collated, there is no timeline for
> this, and not essential to collect, but is very valuable for future events.
> Warm regards,
> On 21/09/2015 6:31 pm, Sanghee Shin wrote:
>> Dear Cameron,
>> I’ve added the registrants number by date and country there.
>> Regarding the Lessons_Learned, please understand it will take time to complete that since many LOC members & staffs are out of office for the relaxing holidays.
>> Best regards,
>> Shin, Sanghee
>> Gaia3D, Inc. - The GeoSpatial Company
>>> 2015. 9. 21., 오전 5:34, Cameron Shorter <cameron.shorter at gmail.com> 작성:
>>> Hi Sanghee,
>>> After you have had a time to have a well deserved break after foss4g, but hopefully still while the conference is fresh in your mind, it would be great if you and/or your organising committee collated what you have learned into a Lessons Learned page, and possibly also extending our FOSS4G Cookbook.
>>> Also, I'm really keen to incorporate your metrics from the conference too. In particular, registration date of attendees and where they came from, if you have such metrics. As you are aware, they are very useful for future conference chairs.
>>> I've just given you write access to our google docs metrics spreadsheet.
>>> Warm regards,
>>> Cameron Shorter,
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> Cameron Shorter,
> Software and Data Solutions Manager
> Suite 112, Jones Bay Wharf,
> 26 - 32 Pirrama Rd, Pyrmont NSW 2009
> P +61 2 9009 5000, W www.lisasoft.com, F +61 2 9009 5099
Gaia3D, Inc. - The GeoSpatial Company
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