[OSGeo-Conf] Initial Update and Requests from Dar es Salaam 2018
markiliffe at gmail.com
Tue Feb 14 19:28:13 PST 2017
Thanks for this - we’ll raise a ticket accordingly for the website. We have a representative of the OSGEO board on our LOC - Maria. We had made collaboration with OSGEO’s committees a key part of our proposal - we want to ensure that this awareness is raised to the fullest extent.
I’ll make a SAC request shortly. With Boston, we want to ensure that we’re picking up the torch immediately after the conference - we don’t want to steal Boston’s thunder, but we would like to be prepared for the unique circumstances of our conference. There has been much discussion regarding the cost of a FOSS4G in the lists - we believe that communications and outreach is key to raising awareness for our conference. We will also coordinate with the Boston LOC!
> On 14 Feb 2017, at 16:49, Eli Adam <eadam at co.lincoln.or.us> wrote:
> Hi Mark and Dar es Salaam 2018 LOC,
> On Tue, Feb 14, 2017 at 2:49 AM, Mark Iliffe <markiliffe at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hello Conference List,
>> As the co-chair of FOSS4G 2018 in Dar es Salaam, I’d like to provide an
>> update on our progress and make a few requests. Currently our LOC is
>> starting on the organising our conference - we’ve already started to reach
>> out throughout the wider local tech/geo ecosystem to seed/raise aware of
>> FOSS4G, formed internal committees around program, logistics and outreach.
>> Hopefully, well ahead of schedule!
>> In this light, our LOC has a few questions that we’d like to raise:
>> Who is our nominated liaison on the OSGeo board - assuming this is Maria,
>> but we’d like to confirm.
> I'm not quite sure what you're discussing. Are you talking about the
> financial oversight role that has happened in some past year? Or are
> you talking about a Board member who gives reports to the Board?
> There should probably be a motion for that either at the Conference
> Committee or Board depending on which of those roles you're
>> How can we get access to 2018.foss4g.org? We would like prepare our landing
>> page and outreach blitz in preparation for launch at Boston;
> This and really all OSGeo infrastructure requests or questions go
> through an OSGeo SAC ticket,
> http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/SAC#Task_Tracking. Make sure to set the
> component or they might not get it. Referencing similar old SAC
> tickets could be useful too,
> You bring up Boston which is great. You'll want to coordinate with
> them until the conclusion of the 2017 event.
>> In time, I’m sure we’ll raise more questions, and in my duties as co-chair
>> I’ll keep this list updated with our progress.
> Thanks, Eli
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