[OSGeo-Discuss] [Election 2014] Nomination for Nimalika Fernando

Jorge Sanz jsanz at osgeo.org
Thu Jul 31 14:08:39 PDT 2014

Forwarding Nimalika Fernando nomination by Anne


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From: Anne Ghisla
Date: 2014-07-31 9:36 GMT+02:00
Subject: Nomination for Nimalika Fernando
To: cro at osgeo.org, nimalika fernando

Hi Jorge,

It is my pleasure to nominate Nimalika Fernando [0], from Sri Lanka,
for Charter membership.

Nimalika is attached to Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology
(SLIIT) [1] and initiated the Institute's ICA-OSGeo Lab, named
OSGeoSLIIT [2,3], that strongly focuses on free and open source
In March 2014 she was instrumental in organising the first FOSS4G
event in Sri Lanka [4],which was a success, with 60 participants
including students from several Sri Lankan universities [5].

Yann Chemin introduced me to Nimalika when I visited Sri Lanka early
this year, and I have soon been impressed by her enthusiasm and
proactivity in spreading open source GIS, especially in education. I
believe that her contribution in teaching is crucial to the future of
OSGeo, as it connects the international experts in the field with
young generation in Sri Lanka, where open source GIS can make a very
positive impact.

Best regards,

[0] http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/User:Nimalika
[1] SLIIT academic staff page http://www.sliit.lk/academic-staff/
[2] OSGeoSLIIT http://osgeolab.sliit.lk/
[3] OSGeoSLIIT inauguration in February 2014 http://www.osgeo.org/node/1430
[4] FOSS4G Sri Lanka http://foss4gsrilanka.lk
[5] FOSS4G Sri Lanka summary:

Jorge Sanz

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