[OSGeo-Discuss] FOSS4G2010: Good, Bad and the Ugly
Seven (aka Arnulf)
seven at arnulf.us
Wed Sep 15 13:24:25 PDT 2010
thanks for the feedback. Ideally you would also add this to the Lessosn
Learned page in the Wiki  to be considered at the next conference.
it would be great to compile all our experience into a comprehensive
conference manual. We did this for FOSSGIS in Germany and it helps the
local teams a lot in running a conference. There already is a lot in the
Wiki but it is all over the place. Maybe one starting page with a list
of links would already be a good start. Anybody interested in taking a
On 09/15/2010 11:38 AM, Venkatesh Raghavan wrote:
> Hi All,
> Back to work after four weeks on the road
> with the ZOO-Team.
> Enjoyed being at FOSS4G2010. As usual there
> many good things, few bad things at least
> one ugly incident (for the ZOO-Team).
> About the good things, i will not spend too
> much time as it is obvious to all. Just to
> mention that it was wonderful to meet many
> of you folks and learn new things.
> Few bad things that I will elaborate more below;
> a) Difficulty in meet people since we were all spread
> out and there was not much info about common meeting
> b) No "Practical Guide"
> c) No ice-breaker
> d) Had to pay for FOSS4G2010 T-Shirt
> e) Lunch at least on the first day was a sea of people and
> great difficulty in getting to the food. Choose to grab
> a sandwich nearby coffee shop
> f) Having poster session in lunch-time and having authors
> being present in front of their posters to answer questions.
> g) Was not particularly amused by keynote speaker putting out
> his cap and a great guy running to the stage to put coins.
> Must think of better gimmicks to get money flowing into OSGeo.
> h) AGM should be planned well in advance. The idea of canceling
> Local Chapter Reports and Committee reports was not a good one
> i) Some kind of OSGeo-Nostalgia talk with ex-board director was
> j) seated tables at Gala Dinner. Would have been better like a buffet
> with people able to mingle.
> k) Could not see many students. Also, suggestions for best student
> paper and poster award that I have been talking about since long
> is not yet considered.
> k) Bad also that I forget some other points to be listed here.
> As for the ugly incident, we had to miss the AGM as
> our car was towed away by the police for a minor parking
> Hope to see some of you folks in some other parts
> of the world when we will have more of the good,
> few of the bad and none of the ugly.
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