[OSGeo-Discuss] FOSS4G-Europe welcomes new volunteers to the OSGeo community [TT04]

Dirk Frigne dirk.frigne at geosparc.com
Thu Jun 22 08:19:41 PDT 2017

Dear Jody,

(and everybody who is interested in welcoming new OSGeo members on the
FOSS4G-Europe conference in Paris)

I noticed that you will be in Paris for the FOSS4G conference (and
the F2F board meeting).

May I ask your help to organise a topic talk with me to welcome the
potential new volunteers attending the FOSS4G conference to the OSGeo

During the Paris conference Topic Talks[1] are again scheduled on the
agenda, as they form an important backbone for the OSGeo community.

Your submission was selected to be embedded in a topic talk session 4
(TT04) together with another submission:
submission 100: Working with the OSGeo Community
submission 99: Welcome to the FOSS4G Community

The targeted audience are all the newbies who wants to know more about
and eventually become involved into the OSGeo community.

I want to address also to all the OSGeo volunteers who want to introduce
these newbies into our community (= mentors).

The idea is to present these two talks together with an interactive
discussion with the audience to exchange experiences. What can we do
better, what was your own experience when becomming an OSGeo volunteeer,
wwhat do you expect from OSGeo, reality check: what can we expect from a
volunteer? How can you contribute, where can you learn more? What is the
next step, ....

Are you available to help me during this topic talk to make it a success
for these enthusiast new people? Thanks in advance.

If anybody else want to volunteer, please put your name on the wiki [3]


[1] https://europe.foss4g.org/2017/TopicTalks
[2] https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/User:Till_Adams
[3] https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Europe#FOSS4G_2017

PS. I asked gerald to put following tekst on [3] TT04:

*FOSS4G-Europe welcomes new volunteers to the OSGeo community*
Jody Garnet (2BD) and Dirk Frigne

If you are new to the FOSS4G conference and you want to become involved
because you feel the vibes of this vibrant community and the fun and
interactions between all these volunteers.
If you are a software developer and want to contribute to GIS open
source projects.
If you are a manager, a teacher, a professor, a researcher and you want
to know more about OSGeo and how to become part of the DNA, this topic
talk is for you. Don't miss it.

If you are an OSGeo volunteer and you want to welcome the newbies so
they find there way to the different proejcts, please don't hesitate to
be in our topic talk. We will need you!

Welcome to the FOSS4G Community
Working with the OSGeo Community
Disussion and interaction
Exchange experience
Best way to start to become a volunteer!

Yours sincerely,

ir. Dirk Frigne
CEO @geosparc

Geosparc n.v.
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