[OSGeo-Discuss] West Coast USA Conference

Kate Chapman kate at maploser.com
Tue May 7 22:00:45 PDT 2013

Hi Alex,

Next year's location has not been determined yet for FOSS4G-NA. Also the
main FOSS4G will likely be in North America next year as well.



On Wed, May 8, 2013 at 11:58 AM, Alex Mandel <tech_dev at wildintellect.com>wrote:

> On 05/07/2013 06:54 PM, Landon Blake wrote:
>> I've been tossing around the idea of organizing an open source GIS
>> conference on the USA West Coast. I'd thought it would be good to bounce
>> that idea by this general discussion list.
>> I think the organization of a conference could be spearheaded by the
>> California Chapter under my lead. I know the PDX chapter is also on the
>> West Coast and may be interested.
>> If we couldn't swing a self-hosted event I think there is a good change I
>> could get a day on the program of the California/Nevada land surveyors
>> conference, which is usually in Reno every spring. This would greatly
>> reduce the cost, and would have the added benefit of bringing in some
>> extra
>> revenue to the surveying conference. I have some connections with the
>> California surveying organization that puts on the Reno conference and I
>> serve on their GIS Committee. I would be able to explore this option with
>> them.
>> Please let me know if you would be interested in helping me organize a one
>> or two day event on the West Coast. If there is enough support, I'll open
>> a
>> more detailed discussion on the California Chapter mailing list, and will
>> try to see if there are enough volunteers to form a West Coast conference
>> committee.
>> My employer might be willing to help sponsor some of the costs for a
>> smaller self-hosted event for 50 to 100 people.
>> I don't want this to take the steam out of a national USA FOSS4G
>> conference. But I think there is a good opportunity to capture the
>> interest
>> of local folks that won't attend a national conference, especially in the
>> Silicon Valley. Perhaps we could coordinate with the USA FOSS4G folks to
>> have an event in California every two or three years?
>> Please share your thoughts.
>> Landon
> I think you should try to organize a committee to bring Foss4g NA to the
> west coast. Northern California, Oregon or Washington all have a decent
> number of folks to help with that. Not sure if next years location has
> already been selected yet or not.
> Thanks,
> Alex
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