[OSGeo-Conf] Getting ready for the Travel Grant Programme
johnwbryant at gmail.com
Thu Feb 20 15:14:38 PST 2020
Thanks Steven, the criteria look good to me as "guidelines" for submitting
an application. On reflection I'm having a little bit of trouble seeing
them as "criteria", ie. something we could use to judge the merits of an
application. That said, if they've worked as criteria in the past I'm keen
to watch the process in action and learn from it.
post an announcement inviting LOCs to submit applications for the TGP by 26
This is only 5 days away - speaking from the Oceania point of view, our
event is 9 months away and still in the very early planning stages. I think
even with 2 years' experience in running a successful TGP we would find it
difficult to meet this deadline. Is there a reason we'd do it so soon? Or
do you mean post the announcement by 26 Feb with a deadline of eg. 26
March, in which case, all good!
On Fri, 21 Feb 2020 at 08:28, Eli Adam <eadam at co.lincoln.or.us> wrote:
> On Thu, Feb 20, 2020 at 11:53 AM Steven Feldman <shfeldman at gmail.com>
> > So we have 3 volunteers to join the TGP sub-group:
> > Jody Garnett
> > Adam Steer
> > John Bryant
> > Thanks to all of you for offering to help
> It's exciting to see people continue all of Steven's great work!
> > In addition I am hoping that Till Adams and Eli Adam will agree to
> continue supporting the TGP?
> I'm interested in continuing to help in a supporting role.
> > We have a statement of application criteria for the TGP at
> if anyone thinks we should alter these criteria please post suggestions in
> this mail thread over the next few days. I would like to post an
> announcement inviting LOCs to submit applications for the TGP by 26 Feb (I
> was thinking Conference, Discuss and Announce lists)
> The listed criteria look good. The plan for inviting applications
> sounds good as well. You may want to make clear that it is
> applications for *organizers* and that indeed are not calling for
> applications nor offering any actual grants at this point.
> > Once we have the applications in we can decide whether we are able to
> support all of the applications or whether we need some selection process
> or scaling back of the amount available. TGP sub-group members will be
> expected to recuse themselves from decisions on applications in which they
> have an interest.
> Yes, good judgement.
> Best regards, Eli
> > Cheers
> > ______
> > Steven
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> > On 10 Feb 2020, at 23:25, John Bryant <johnwbryant at gmail.com> wrote:
> > 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.
> > Cheers
> > John
> > 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
> 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
> >> ______
> >> Steven
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