[OSGeo-Discuss] Fwd: Charter Member Nomination: Stephen Mather

Jeffrey Johnson ortelius at gmail.com
Fri Sep 8 09:33:34 PDT 2017

+1 on this nomination for sure. Stephen has been doing alot of
community outreach at workshops and trainings for several years now
and is a very valuable member of our community.

On Fri, Sep 8, 2017 at 8:57 AM, Jeff McKenna
<jmckenna at gatewaygeomatics.com> wrote:
> Forwarding Stephen Mather nomination by Kristin Bott. The 2017 member
> nominations list was updated [1].
> Best regards,
> Vasile & Jeff
> 2017 OSGeo Elections CROs
> [1] https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/New_Member_Nominations_2017
> -------- Forwarded Message --------
> Nominee: Stephen Mather - USA
> Stephen has likely been most recently visible within the OSGeo community as
> the founder and an ongoing contributor to OpenDroneMap -- for which he
> received supportive grant funding in 2016; on which he has given numerous
> workshops, presentations, and trainings since its development; and through
> which he has partnered with a number of people and agencies to use
> geospatial technologies for humanitarian efforts and other applications in
> education, governmental work, and more.
> Through mentoring within and beyond his professional role, Stephen
> encourages the development of geospatial skills in a variety of folk, and
> has recently served as a both mentor and a teacher in cooperative programs
> in Musanze, Rwanda in addition to partnering with students at the State
> University Zanzibar and the University of Rwanda on geospatial projects.
> Stephen is very active in outreach efforts; the last three years have
> included workshops and presentations all over the globe on open source
> geospatial software and systems (with a notable concentration on drone
> systems/remote sensing applications) -- events include FOSS4G
> (2017,2015,2014), State of the Map Africa (2017), FOSS4G Africa (2017),
> State of the Map US (2016).
> Technically, Stephen brings a wide range of expertise in across GIS
> packages/protocols/libraries, remote sensing, and variety of programming
> languages/libraries and is one of the co-authors of the PostGIS Cookbook.
> I believe that with a combination of strong technical skills and a
> dedication to outreach/education in diverse communities, Stephen has brought
> a great deal to the OSGeo community for years, and will continue to do so.
> -Kristin Bott
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