[OSGeo-Conf] Getting ready for the Travel Grant Programme

John Bryant johnwbryant at gmail.com
Mon Feb 10 15:25:40 PST 2020

Hi Steven, I will be busy with OSGeo Oceania this year, so I need to be
careful not to overcommit, but I would like to help. I've worked on the
Oceania TGP for the last 2 years and would be interested to share our
experience, and learn from others.


On Sun, 2 Feb 2020 at 23:19, Steven Feldman <shfeldman at gmail.com> wrote:

> The Board has approved our budget submission for the TGP 2020, see
> https://www.loomio.org/d/P7aRGMXC/review-and-approve-osgeo-budget-for-2020
>  and https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/OSGeo_Budget_2020
> That means we have a $25k budget to support travel grant programmes at the
> Global, Regional and even Local FOSS4Gs.
> We need to get a call out to the community inviting applications for TGPs
> and if the scale of applications exceeds our budget we will need a process
> to decide on which applications to approve or whether to scale back support
> or …
> Once the allocations of grants has been made we will need a small team to
> advise and support the LOCs in running their individual TGPs. This may be a
> light touch task or it could be more time consuming depending on the
> support requested.
> Over the last 3 years I have led the TGP on behalf of the Conference
> Committee with a great deal of support from Till Adams and Eli Adam
> (coincidence in those surnames??). I’d like this to be my last year of
> leadership - it would be great if a couple of new faces would step up to
> help run the TGP process for the CC, I don’t think it is essential that new
> people are elected members of the Conference Committee (i.e. past FOSS4G
> chairs), anyone with an interest in our conference and outreach programme
> would be able to make a contribution. So if you are interested in helping
> to run the TGP (and hopefully replacing me) either post on the list or mail
> me directly with any questions.
> The current FOSS4G Travel Grant Programme Cookbook is at
> https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/FOSS4G_Travel_Grant_Programme_Cookbook. This
> sets out the process we will use this year and the conditions that we have
> agreed with the Board, when we have some new members we can consider
> changes that we might want to introduce.
> Please overwhelm me with your expressions of willingness to help organise
> the TGP in 2020 by 16 Feb so that we can kick things off in the following
> week.
> Vasile and Till, if I have got anything wrong in this mail please feel
> free to correct me ;)
> May the FOSS be with you
> Cheers
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