[OSGeo-Discuss] Fwd: FOSS4G UK 2018 : We need you!

Jeff McKenna jmckenna at gatewaygeomatics.com
Fri Sep 22 11:12:23 PDT 2017

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Hello all,

After a bit of convincing from Steven in Boston, I now have some 
exciting news that I want to share with you all. I'm happy to announce 
that FOSS4G UK will be taking place on the 8th and 9th of March at the 
Geovation Hub, London! The event will be similar to FOSS4G 2016 which 
happened in Southampton, probably with some changes allowing for the 
difference in venues and room sizes. I will be chairing the 
committee along with Tom Chadwin as co-chair.


*Organising Committee *

We are still formalising the organising committee, and there are still 
some roles that need filling, namely:

   * *Workshop Coordinator* - Make sure workshops go smoothly for all
   * *Marketing and Social Media Coordinator* - Help promote FOSS4G UK
     2018 across various channels, manage the Twitter account for the event
   * *Head of Social Affairs *- Arguably one of the most important roles;
     help organise the after party on the Thursday!
   * *Swag Coordinator *- Help organise t-shirt, sticker and banner
     printing for the event
   * *Volunteers - *We'll need some help on the day with stewarding and
     moving things around

Please let me know if you think you'd be a good fit for any of these. If 
you have another idea for making FOSS4G UK 2018 a great event please get 
in touch.


In order for the codesprint happen we need a *Code Sprint Coordinator* 
to step forward. They will help find a venue and coordinate food/drink 
for a codesprint on the Saturday. I'm happy to work with this person as 
I'd really like to see this happen myself!

If you have an *office/space you can lend us on the Saturday *please get 
in touch.


Here is the website for the event, it's mostly just holding for now but 
we will be using it as a central point of information going forward:




If you're interested in getting involved, or have any general queries 
please email me (jamesmilner22 at hotmail.com) and I'll get back to you as 
soon as possible.



Finally, the event will not be possible without sponsorship. If you or 
your company are interested in being part of making FOSS4G UK 2018 a 
success, please contact sponsorship coordinator Max Stephan 
(max.stephan at geovation.uk) or myself directly.


It's still early stages so the details will start coming together in the 
next couple of months. I'll post an update when we have more specifics 
and news to share with you all. In the mean time keep an eye on the 
website as I'll be aiming to keep that updated directly.

All the best,


James Milner
loxodrome.io <http://www.loxodrome.io>

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