[OSGeo-Discuss] FOSS4G-CEE congratulations

Jeff McKenna jmckenna at gatewaygeomatics.com
Sun Jun 30 04:11:47 PDT 2013

A nice review of the Open Data side event that was part of FOSS4G-CEE:
 (via Codrina)


On 2013-06-25 2:04 PM, Jeff McKenna wrote:
> Very rude of me to forget: Markus' textbook-like history of FOSS4G
> keynote. He researched into our 30 year history, emailing people for
> details, digging into internet archives...it's really something that he
> has produced.  This is exactly opposite of a copy/paste presentation.
> Everyone should review it:
> http://www.slideshare.net/markusN/scaling-up-globally-30-years-of-foss4g-development-keynote-at-foss4gcee-2013-romania
> Again, thanks to the CEE local organizers (the fun geo-spatial.org
> team).  Enjoy your recovery mission.
> -jeff
> On 2013-06-25 1:50 PM, Jeff McKenna wrote:
>> Hello everyone,
>> I noticed several others have commented on the success of last week's
>> FOSS4G-CEE event (maybe on another list, sorry I am terrible handling
>> cross-posts with my email client, so I tend to send to one list at a
>> time only): great reviews by Markus, Jachym, and Gerald.
>> My brain is finally starting to come back online now, and I want to add
>> to the praise for FOSS4G-CEE-Bucharest.  Some highlights:
>> - wonderful event location (National library of Romania)
>> - passionate vision of Vasile, the chair (he would get about 2 hours of
>> sleep each night and then be at the venue organizing before others
>> arrive next morning, each day)
>> - good sized event (~220 attendees)
>> - focus on workshops for OSGeo projects (Cameron would be happy to hear
>> that the LOC relied heavily on the wonderful OSGeo-Live project)
>> - LOC really focused and stressed to the speakers and keynotes that the
>> goal of this event is for the students, to learn, to share, to grow.  I
>> was very impressed with this vision, and I hope other FOSS4G local
>> committees take note.
>> - Dirk Frigne's keynote on Open Source geospatial business models and
>> our ecosystem was, such a highlight, and he should be asked to speak
>> about this at every FOSS4G event.  It's a call to action and Dirk is a
>> leader.
>> - social events organized for each night, and a default location (pub's
>> patio) was always available to meet at
>> - most importantly: the Romanians were wonderful gracious hosts.  I was
>> treated like royalty.  It was so very nice to experience such a
>> beautiful country.
>> Just like the recent FOSS4G-BA event, I found the CEE-Bucharest event to
>> feel like the early days of FOSS4G, the energy, the passion, the
>> excitement to share.  All of the LOC for CEE-Bucharest need a big pat on
>> the back (and a week of recovery) for a wonderful international event.
>> And hint: the momentum will continue...
>> -jeff
>> (what a great year of FOSS4G events we have on the calendar for 2013.
>> we should all be proud)

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