[OSGeo-Discuss] [OSGeo-Conf] FOSS4G Dar es Salaam

María Arias de Reyna delawen at gmail.com
Wed Jun 6 08:41:17 PDT 2018

On Wed, Jun 6, 2018 at 4:31 AM, Mark Iliffe <markiliffe at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi All,
> I’m going to sleep after I send this, it’s been a very stressful few weeks
> for various reasons, one of the biggest being our conference in Dar es
> Salaam. I’m sitting here having my first whiskey in a while, looking out
> towards the sea and I feel good. I feel good because of you and our
> community.
> I would be lying if I was looking to see action after every tweet, only to
> see that the ticket purchases slowly climb at a very slow pace. We as a
> DLOC know we can deliver one of the best FOSS4Gs ever, the question for us
> was whether anyone would share our vision and join us. In reflection, over
> the past few days, these fears were unfounded. Over 600 people said with
> one voice that they wanted to join us in Dar es Salaam. As the clock ticks
> down to the event, this number will only rise and rise!
> A number of these people have never been to a FOSS4G before. We’ve got the
> largest Travel Grant Programmes ever and combined with the collaborations
> we’ve built with Understanding Risk, Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team, and
> others, we will enlarge our community and extend the reach of our impact
> and our values. When we say our mission is “to leave no-one behind”, we
> mean it and we are delivering on that vision, and that means frequent
> FOSS4Gers and new comers too!
> This is something that we should all be proud of and I wanted to say thank
> you to the OSGeo community for believing in the DLOC, we’re creating
> something special in Dar es Salaam this August. Whether you’re a sponsor or
> a participant you will have an amazing time and I wanted to thank you for
> making this happen.
> For those that aren’t coming, it will be an unforgettable experience,
> please don’t miss out. Please contact me directly if you’ve got any fears,
> concerns, or just want to know more.
> Finally, thank you all. You’re what makes this community great!
> Mark
> Co-Chair FOSS4G 2018
> Dar es Salaam Local Organising Committee (DLOC)
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Dear Mark,

I'm happy to see all the work you have done. I can't wait to see the
result! :)
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