[OSGeo-Discuss] Nomination for Codrina Maria Ilie

Markus Neteler neteler at osgeo.org
Tue Jul 9 06:10:41 PDT 2013

I second this nomination!


On Tue, Jul 9, 2013 at 2:56 PM, Jeff McKenna
<jmckenna at gatewaygeomatics.com> wrote:
> Name: Codrina Maria Ilie
> Email: codrina AT geo-spatial DOT org
> Wiki: http://wiki.osgeo.osuosl.org/wiki/User:Codrina
> It is my honor to nominate Codrina as a Charter Member of OSGeo.
> Passionate about FOSS4G and Open Data, she is well known for her
> enthusiasm in Romania and Denmark.
> Earlier this year, I was planning on giving training in Copenhagen, I
> might have mentioned this on the OSGeo Board mailing list, and then I
> received a direct email from her introducing herself and asking if we
> should have an OSGeo meetup in Copenhagen when I was there.  Even though
> she recently moved from Romania to Denmark, she was somehow able to be
> the sparkplug to bring together a large group of Open Source geospatial
> passionate people in Copenhagen. (some of the locals even told me they
> were impressed with her for doing that)
> Little did I know that this meeting would also spark an invite to me to
> the (at the time) upcoming FOSS4G-CEE event in Bucharest, hosted by the
> geo-spatial.org / Romanian Chapter team.  I would of course end up
> attending the event, and watched as her and the geo-spatial.org family
> brought together hundreds of FOSS4G and Open Data enthusiasts from
> countries all over Europe.
> Codrina may not write code, but she has that rare passion, that
> strength, that guts, that allows her to network and share her FOSS4G
> knowledge.  She holds workshops, writes user guides, and organizes
> events, that bring together developers, decision makers, students, and
> users - these thankless tasks are so very important.  I've heard from
> others how she repeatedly attends hi-tech events with no other females
> present, introduces herself and starts promoting FOSS4G and Open Data.
> I feel this is an international leader to-be, someone who sees the world
> as a very small community, willing to travel to bring the community
> together.  It is my honor to help her grow and allow her to provide
> input to the shape of the OSGeo foundation.
> It is for all these reasons I am nominating Codrina to become a Charter
> Member of OSGeo.
> Yours,
> -jeff
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