[OSGeo-Discuss] Nomination for Codrina Maria Ilie
a.ghisla at gmail.com
Tue Jul 9 06:38:34 PDT 2013
On Tue, 9 Jul 2013 15:10:41 +0200
Markus Neteler <neteler at osgeo.org> wrote:
> I second this nomination!
I also second Codrina's nomination - I could not have used better words
to describe her passion for open source geospatial community.
All the best,
> 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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