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

Dirk Frigne dirk.frigne at geosparc.com
Sat Jun 24 08:25:00 PDT 2017


The idea is to bring together all interested in a target session of 90
minutes. You can combine the two sessions, or maybe another volunteer
can give your 2d session.

I hope that by raising the awareness for this topic session, we can
attract the interested new volunteers, and the hard core OSGeo
volunteeers, so they can meet in a smaller group, listen to the
presentations and have enough time to create an atmosphere where ne
people dare to ask questions.

If we don't try it, we will never know. If we try it, we can learn and
improve for future events.

I think you can help by being there, giving your presentations, invite
other volunteers, and welcome the people coming to this topic talk.

Looking forward to meet you again,
and thank you for all the hard work you are doing for the community!


On 2017-06-23 22:00, Jody Garnett wrote:
> I am available, let me know how I can help. I love the idea of an
> interactive session, but be aware you need to cover for a crowd that is
> too shy for questions. 
> Your email touched on many topics so I am a bit confused if you are
> proposing a new thing (interactive session) or combining the two talks I
> proposed previously?
> --
> Jody Garnett
> On 22 June 2017 at 08:19, Dirk Frigne <dirk.frigne at geosparc.com
> <mailto:dirk.frigne at geosparc.com>> wrote:
>     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
>     Community?
>     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]
>     Dirk.
>     [1] https://europe.foss4g.org/2017/TopicTalks
>     <https://europe.foss4g.org/2017/TopicTalks>
>     [2] https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/User:Till_Adams
>     <https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/User:Till_Adams>
>     [3] https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Europe#FOSS4G_2017
>     <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!
>     Presentations:
>     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.
>     Brugsesteenweg 587
>     B-9030 Ghent
>     Tel: +32 9 236 60 18
>     GSM: +32 495 508 799
>     http://www.geomajas.org
>     http://www.geosparc.com
>     @DFrigne
>     be.linkedin.com/in/frigne <http://be.linkedin.com/in/frigne>

Yours sincerely,

ir. Dirk Frigne
CEO @geosparc

Geosparc n.v.
Brugsesteenweg 587
B-9030 Ghent
Tel: +32 9 236 60 18
GSM: +32 495 508 799



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