[OSGeo-Discuss] Board candidate manifesto - Malena Libman

Malena Libman malena.libman at gmail.com
Sat Nov 24 15:54:32 PST 2018

Hi list, as I'm having trouble logging in my wiki user to edit the page I'm
sending my candidate manifesto this way until I can upload it to the wiki.




*About me*





I’m a enthusiastic and committed “porteña”, from Buenos Aires, Argentina,
of the Geographic Information Systems and of the promotion of the use and
development of FOSS4G through the development of communities.

In addition to my participation in OSGEO, within the communities related to
GIS I have been Secretary of the board of the Argentine Cartography Center
(an ONG with more than 60 years of existence), collaborated in the
organization of the SOTM LATAM 2018 here in Buenos Aires and I participate
in communities also linked to the issues like programming and mapping but
with a with with a gender perspective like GeochicasOSM and Las de Sistemas
(the systems ones (she)).

My university education is in GIS and I am currently a teacher of the
Degree in GIS of the Tres de Febrero University.

I have worked as a consultant, workshop trainer and GIS specialist for
companies and as a government employee in different GIS proyects such as:
Transport, Security, Health, Cadaster, Geology, Geography and Spatial Data

*My vision*

FOSS4G is central throughout the world, but it is especially important in
developing countries, where it is a key tool both for the construction of
local capacities and for its contribution to achieving greater cooperation
at the regional community level in contexts of strong limitations of

*What you have done within the community in the past*

I’m a part of Geoinquiet at s Argentina (Spanish speaking micro chapter) since
2012. I’ve participated in the organization of the regional FOSS4G
Argentina in 2013 and 2016. I also chaired the 2017 edition that we did
together with OSM Argentina, FOSS4G + SOTM Argentina de 2017. I was very
lucky to be able to attend the last FOSS4G 2018 in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania,
thanks to the travel grant program. Since then, I have been starting to
participate in the OSGEO Marketing committee

*What your interests are in terms of the board*

I want to contribute so that OSGEO can promote the use of FOSS4G all over
the world and for all people in a more effective way. For that, I consider
it strategic to complement the most diverse views possible. In this sense,
I believe that both Latin America has much to contribute to the
strengthening of OSGEO and OSGEO has great potential to deepen and expand
its actions in the region.

*Any things that you would like to change or introduce*

Reinforce the efforts for a more numerous, more protagonistic and more
diverse participation by women from all over the world and from people in
developing countries.

Promote a greater direct relationship between local chapters of the same
region and exchanges between different regions, for example, trough
participation in regional conferences of representatives from regions other
than those that organize it.

*What role you would wish to fulfil on the board (if any)*

To me, just the fact of being a part of the board would be a dream come
true, although I am sure that I have many useful things to contribute, I
believe that I still have much to learn from the commitment and experience
of the men and women who make up the board.

For that I would like to thenk María Arias de Reyna for nominating me and
the support of Vicky Vergara for the nomination.
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