[OSGeo-Discuss] FOSS4G 2013 Nottingham Update
b.rowlingson at lancaster.ac.uk
Tue Aug 27 03:23:16 PDT 2013
The conference is now 20 days away. Less than three weeks. As Jeremy
said at our last teleconference, this time next month it will be all
So we are now getting things done and deadlines for various things are
looming up (and unlike Douglas Adams we do not enjoy the whooshing
sound of them flying by). The conference programme has gone to print
(changes to the programme will be reflected on the web and in an
errata sheet), signs and banners have been ordered, assorted
conference goodies which until now only existed as PDFs will become
And of course, t-shirts (both FOSS4G and Maptember) are getting
proof-checked and printed.
Excellent work from the OSGeo Live team has given us the 7.0 version,
which will be available at the conference and used for the workshops
The web site now has the live programme timetable, with daily views,
and favourites that you can download as an ics calendar file. Its not
perfect (it stores faves in browser cookies instead of user accounts
for simplicity) but it works.
I recently created a version of the programme for use in an Android
app, but am struggling to find a free iOS app that allows you to
freely create and distribute conference info. I did find one, but
testing content creation is a bit tricky without an iOS device to test
it on. If anyone is keen on a bit of simple file-format reverse
engineering and has an iOS thingy to test it on, *please* get in
We're sending out regular emails to delegates and sponsors,
encouraging them to make sure they have accommodation and extras
booked. I'll not repeat all that here. We are well past our break-even
point for attendees.
I've even already written my talk presentation. That's the kind of
preparedness we have on the committee!
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