[OSGeo-Conf] FOSS4G Handbook some additional information

till.adams at fossgis.de till.adams at fossgis.de
Wed Sep 7 05:14:06 PDT 2016

Hi Steven, @all,

perhaps it's time to do a general review over our Cookbook after it 
already has some years of existence on it's back. I can offer to start a 
general walk through and pick out single points in order to improve 
them. Of course I combine this with the call for participation, so that 
a smaller circle of people (from this list) who are willing to jump on 
find together. We could have frequent IRC chats about single topics.
If something general changes, we come back to the list and discuss it 
As said, just an offer.

Another point:
After the crossing mails from the past days, I would suggest to have a 
general discussion about budget, entrance fees, especially lowered 
entrance fees for students and/or attendees from developing countries - 
but if we do so, we need to include the discussion, whether OSGeo is 
willing to give a 100% financial backup to LOC's. Travel granting might 
also be an issue to be discussed within this.
For me it looks like at this point various people have different 
understandings of global, continental, regional or local FOSS4G's, but 
at least for the global conference we need to come to one accepted 
solution - also in order to prevent upcoming LOCs from having the same 
discussions again and again.

Regards, Till

Am 2016-09-06 18:38, schrieb Steven Feldman:
> I have updated the Handbook with all of Astrid’s suggestions and
> corrected a couple of typos. Feel free to improve even further
> ______
> Steven
>> On 3 Sep 2016, at 13:54, Astrid Emde (OSGeo) <astrid_emde at osgeo.org> 
>> wrote:
>> (Hi Steven. Somehow I have problems to submit to conference-dev list 
>> at the moment - no confirmation mail is send.... Therefore could you 
>> please forward the mail to the conference-dev list with suggestions 
>> for the FOSS4G Handbook)
>> Hello Conference list,
>> as mentioned in the FOSS4G handbook I follow the process ...
>> https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/FOSS4G_Handbook#Editing_this_document
>> Some parts in the handbook are very short or do not exist. I wrote 
>> the following suggestions already in Wiki syntax, so that they are 
>> easy to add if you like them.
>> For discussion: I suggest to add some more information concerning 
>> photos, videos, recording, streaming, twitter and OSGeo-Live.
>> == Press Releases ==
>> add the link so people know where to submit news
>> * http://www.osgeo.org/content/news/submit_news.html
>> == Photos ==
>> FOSS4G runs a flickr group called FOSS4G. You can provide images 
>> from FOSS4G conferences to this group. You can get a member of this 
>> group and share your photos.
>> If you run the next FOSS4G conference you can ask to become an admin 
>> to change the configuration (ask Steven Feldmann f.e)
>> * https://www.flickr.com/groups/foss4g/
>> == Videos ==
>> === Vimeo ===
>> Foss4G runs a vimeo account. Where you can upload 20GB per week. 
>> Some conference where uploaded here. A full FOSS4G will produce more 
>> than 20GB of material..
>> * the account will be passed every year after the conference to the 
>> next team
>> * https://vimeo.com/foss4g
>> * Make sure, that you add enough metadata when you publish your 
>> video
>> There is a video landing page which refers to all videos from the 
>> last conferences.
>> http://video.foss4g.org
>> http://video.foss4g.org/foss4g2016/videos/index.html
>> The code for the landing page is in OSGeo git. You can request 
>> access and build your own landing page.
>> https://git.osgeo.org/gogs/foss4g/video.foss4g.org
>> === TiB ===
>> * TiB in Hannover is happy to publish our videos from FOSS4G. Peter 
>> Löwe is the contact person.
>> == Recording & streaming ==
>> FOSS4G conference should provide streaming of the talks and 
>> recording for later publishing.
>> * Streaming enables people that could not come to the conference to 
>> join and even discuss on twitter (like Jeff did 2016).
>> * Reocrding and publishing helps to spread the knowledge and 
>> awareness about OSGeo software
>> == twitter ==
>> * FOSS4G runs the account https://twitter.com/foss4g
>> * the account will be passed every year after the conference to the 
>> next team
>> * use #FOSS4G2017 in your tweets (maybe also #FOSS4G?????????????)
>> * tweetdeck can be used to get a better overview about tweets, 
>> notifications, retweets... https://tweetdeck.twitter.com/
>> * http://buffer.com/ (can be used to define tweets in advance and 
>> let them be posted at a defindes time)
>> * NodeXL shows you the tweet statistics in a graph 
>> https://tweetdeck.twitter.com/
>> OSGeo-Live
>> ----------------
>> (At the moment it says Live DVD in the handbook but nothing more... 
>> Title should be OSGeo-Live)
>> == OSGeo-Live ==
>> * http://live.osgeo.org
>> * There is an OSGeo-Live team that provides every half a year an 
>> image of a collection of over 50 software projects and data and 
>> tutorials
>> * the OSGeo-live team prepares a Version before FOSS4G that can be 
>> used at the conference in the workshops, at presentation notebooks & 
>> and can be give away to the delegates as bootable USB drives. This is 
>> a great opportunity to spread OSGeo software and promote OSGeo!
>> * Also the OSGeo-Live team adds OSM data from the region where 
>> FOSS4G takes place (live 2016 data from Bonn was added)
>> * Also the OSGeo-live team can add your FOSS4G-Logo or material on 
>> the image
>> * the OSGeo-Live team will help you with USB and image - please 
>> contact them on the mailing list
>> * Get information about the OSGeo-Live team here 
>> https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Live_GIS_Disc
>> * Workshops with OSGeo-Live: trainer can refer to  Workshop material 
>> here https://trac.osgeo.org/osgeo/wiki/Live_GIS_Workshop_Install  
>> (there is a link on the desktop of OSGeo-Live which will open the url)
>> The following changes or additions are for discussion.
>> Astrid
>> --
>> http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/User:Astrid_Emde
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