[OSGeo-Discuss] Sign up for Bonus Activities at the Free and Open Source Software for Geospatial conference (FOSS4G)
cameron.shorter at lisasoft.com
Fri Aug 14 02:08:57 PDT 2009
Sydney, Australia. 14 August 2009. http://2009.foss4g.org
The FOSS4G conference is famous for its community driven,
extra-curricular activities and wiki pages are now open for community
members to define these activities for 2009. So if you want to get more
out of FOSS4G than just listening, if you have a topic you want to
discuss, a message you want to share, a product you want to show off, or
you want to network with like minded people, then please consider adding
your name to one of the following activities.
Birds of a Feather
Semi-organised meetings between people with specific shared interests.
If you have a discussion topic or project in mind and want to coordinate
a BoF session, please add it to our working list.
OSGeo's Annual General Meeting which will hear reports from Local
Chapters and OSGeo Committees.
At the start of the conference, community members will be helping
delegates install a wide variety of FOSS software on delegates laptops.
Add the name of your project and yourself to the wiki if you will be
attending. See also the Live DVD.
Limited poster boards will be on hand for the duration of the
conference. Add your proposed project and contact details to the wiki so
we can determine how big posters should be, and how many we can accept.
Monitor poster discussion on the foss4g email list.
Ten minute product presentation slots will be running during morning tea
and lunch breaks. These presentations are being offered first to
sponsors, then to community members. Contact the coordinators if you
wish to be involved.
A Linux based Live DVD, with windows installers, will be provided to all
delegates. This disk will further be available for use at conferences
and marketing events around the world long after FOSS4G. This is a huge
marketing opportunity, but is currently under-resourced; there is a
chance we will be left using the same DVD produced for the 2008
conference. If you are a good community organisor, or a wiz technical
geek, please help out with this activity.
Saturday after FOSS4G: Passionate programmers + pizza + caffeine +
whiteboards + wireless = great software advancements. Add a project you
wish to work on, a coordinator, and goals for your code sprint.
The Climate Change Integration Plugfest (CCIP)
A demonstration of standards based interoperability between Open Source
and Proprietary geospatial applications based on a Climate Change
Scenario, being coordinated by the OGC. Contact Raj Singh if interested.
Want to help out with all the extra little jobs, or need volunteers for
specific activities? http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/FOSS4G_2009_Volunteers
The Free and Open Source Software for Geospatial (FOSS4G) conference,
coming to Sydney, Australia, 20-23 October 2009, attracts presentations
from the world's best Developers, Policy Makers, Sponsors and Geospatial
Professionals in the area of geospatial applications, standards,
government programs, business processes and case studies. Topics include
mobile platforms, location based applications, crowd sourcing, cloud
computing, development, spatial standards, integration of cross-agency
data, Spatial Data Infrastructures, Sensor Webs, Web Processing
Services, Integration of Open Source and Proprietary Software and more.
* 14 Sep 2009, *Completed program available*
* 20 Oct 2009, FOSS4G Workshop
* 21-23 Oct 2009, FOSS4G Presentations and Tutorials
* 24 Oct 2009, FOSS4G Code Sprint
* Position Magazine: http://www.positionmag.com.au/
* Asian Surveying and Mapping Newsletter: http://www.asmmag.com
* Geoconnexions Magazine: http://www.geoconnexion.com/
* Directions Magazine: http://directionsmag.com/
* GIS Development: http://gisdevelopment.net/
* Baliz Media: http://www.BALIZ-MEDIA.com/
For more information or to keep informed from the FOSS4G Organising
Committee, join our email list or twitter feed at:
Cameron Shorter, Chair of the FOSS4G Organising Committee and Geospatial
Systems Architect at LISAsoft
c a m e r o n . s h o r t e r @ l i s a s o f t . c o m
Geospatial Systems Architect
Tel: +61 (0)2 8570 5050
Mob: +61 (0)419 142 254
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