[OSGeo-Discuss] Fwd: OSGeo Board nomination: Victoria Rautenbach

Vasile Craciunescu vasile at geo-spatial.org
Fri Nov 16 15:07:08 PST 2018

Forwarding nomination of Victoria Rautenbach by Astrid Emde and Jeff 
McKenna. The Board Nominations page has been updated: 

Vasile, Vicky & Jorge
CRO 2018 Elections

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Subject: OSGeo Board nomination: Victoria Rautenbach
Date: Fri, 16 Nov 2018 23:49:53 +0100
From: Astrid Emde (OSGeo) <astrid_emde at osgeo.org>
Reply-To: astrid_emde at osgeo.org
To: Cro <cro at osgeo.org>
CC: victoria.rautenbach at gmail.com, Jeff McKenna 
<jmckenna at gatewaygeomatics.com>

Victoria Rautenbach
Pretoria, South Africa
victoria dot rautenbach at gmail dot com

It is our honour to nominate Victoria Rautenbach for the OSGeo Board of 

Many will know of Victoria’s effort and passion through several OSGeo 
educational activities, where she helps young students and young 
professionals become introduced to the OSGeo community of projects. She 
is both an administrator and mentor for this year’s Google Code-in 
contest (working with pre-university OSGeo students aged 13-17), and she 
has also been a mentor for the Google Summer of Code the past years 
(working with university OSGeo students).  She also helped with the UN 
OpenGIS initiative as well.

For her day job Victoria Rautenbach is a senior lecturer in the 
Department of Geography, Geoinformatics and Meteorology at the 
University of Pretoria, South Africa.

She is a member of the ICA-OSGeo lab at the University of Pretoria since 
its inception in 2012. She is very passionate about the use of open 
source in education and also the increased use of open source in 
developing countries. She teaches at the University of Pretoria and 
makes use of open source GIS products in all the Geoinformatics modules 
that she teaches.

She has organized a number of OpenStreetMap mapathons and arranged 
student team participation in open data quests in South Africa.

Victoria would be a great asset to have on the Board. Please welcome her 
onto the OSGeo Board of Directors.


Astrid Emde & Jeff McKenna

Astrid Emde

Astrid Emde
OSGeo Board Member and OSGeo Secretary
Open Source Geospatial Foundation
astrid_emde at osgeo.org

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