[OSGeo-Discuss] Nomination for Codrina Maria Ilie

maria.brovelli at diiar-topo.polimi.it maria.brovelli at diiar-topo.polimi.it
Tue Jul 9 22:43:24 PDT 2013

Me too! The FOSS4G-CEE in Bucharest was wonderful!


Def. Quota Markus Neteler <neteler at osgeo.org>:

> I second this nomination!
> Best
> Markus
> 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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