[OSGeo-Discuss] Fwd: Charter Member Nomination: Michele Tobias
sara at sarasafavi.com
Tue Sep 5 18:20:12 PDT 2017
+1 from me -- I actually didn't realize Michele wasn't already a charter
On Tue, Sep 5, 2017 at 6:07 PM, Alex M <tech_dev at wildintellect.com> wrote:
> I second the nomination.
> -Alex Mandel
> On 09/05/2017 03:45 PM, Jeff McKenna wrote:
> > Forwarding Michele Tobias nomination by Kristin Bott. The 2017 member
> > nominations list has been updated .
> > Best regards,
> > Vasile & Jeff
> > 2017 OSGeo Elections CROs
> >  https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/New_Member_Nominations_2017
> > -------- Forwarded Message --------
> > Nominee: Michele Tobias, USA
> > Nominator: Kristin Bott, USA; Charter Member 2014 / FOSS4G LOC 2014 /
> > Code of Conduct Committee chair 2015-present
> > I am writing to nominate Michele Tobias for OSGeo Charter Membership.
> > Michele is active in the development of FOSS4G software and open data
> > projects, as the lead programmer on the Literature Mapper plugin for
> > QGIS, the Data Curation Lead for the UC Davis Library’s American
> > Viticulture Area boundary data creation project, and an active
> > contributor to OpenDroneMap. She was a founding member of the OSGeo
> > California chapter and is currently a *re*founding member of the QGIS US
> > users group (in collaboration with Randall Hale and Kurt Menke).
> > Michele brings experience in many open source tools; in GIS (QGIS,
> > GRASS, SAGA GIS), and a number of programming languages (R, Python,
> > HTML, Leaflet), and database systems (SQLite, PostGRES, PostGIS,
> > SpatiaLite), as well as cartography and graphic design (Inkscape),
> > Photogrammetry & Aerial Photograph Interpretation, and Kite Aerial
> > Photography.
> > A regular presenter and/or workshop leader at FOSS4G (2017, 2014, 2011)
> > and FOSS4G-NA (2016, 2015) conferences, Michele also is active within
> > the OSGeo California chapter, serving on the organizing committee for
> > their annual meetings (2015, 2013, 2011) as well as presenting at same
> > (2016, 2011). Michele also takes her open source geospatial work outside
> > of OSGeo venues, leading workshops at local (UC Davis Library, Davis R
> > User Group) and statewide (California GIS Conference 2015 + 2014; GIS
> > Day 2014) venues.
> > Finally, the call for Charter Members "strive[s] to promote diversity".
> > While the above qualifications are completely compelling in their own
> > right, Michele is a woman working in education, research, and science --
> > not OSGeo's predominant demographic. Additionally, Michele is interested
> > in improving the diversity of both OSGeo membership and conference
> > attendance; by including her as a Charter Member, OSGeo gains the
> > further commitment of someone who is both technically very strong and
> > also committed to building a community that is more accessible to all.
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