[Foss4g2008loc] Suggestions for lightning talk speakers

Tim Sutton tim at linfiniti.com
Tue Aug 5 11:50:42 EDT 2008

Hi Gavin, Graeme and Paul

Many thanks for the great suggestions. I will follow these up. I will
use the demo sessions as overflow for anyone we cant accommodate
within the 8 lightning talk slots, giving preference for high level,
high impact talks in the plenary.

I also wonder if we should be giving more leg room to the proprietry
software folks out there since its a dual conference with GISSA. What
are the GISSA expectations - equal coverage of topics on FOSS? Heavy
bias towards FOSS? If folks feel we need to dedicate some time to
PNOSS (proprietry non open source software <-- ok I just made that up
:-) ) I'll pursue some lighning talkers from that camp too.

Best regards


2008/8/5 Gavin Fleming <GavinF at mintek.co.za>:
> Please approach Mick, he would be excellent - I haven't heard from him
> in a while and his absence would be sorely missed....
> Graeme how about you or someone else in your team on FOSS AFIS?
> Tim how about you on QGIS 1 launch...
> Definitely Maurizio Felice (MadMapper) on his NASA Worldwind work and
> serving up huge images very fast.
> Christo Zietsman on his GRASS atmospheric correction module or other
> stuff he might have done since then (anyone have contact details for
> him?)
> Frans van den Bergh on his GDAL and OSSIM work and contributions
> Sindile Bidla (DLA E. Cape) on FOSS GIS in education
> Hardy Jonck on some of their FOSS GIS implementations
> Not GIS, but local FOSS / open stuff:
> Riaan Booysen on Boa Constructor Python IDE
> Paul Scott on Chisimba, AVOIR, UbuntuGIS, etc.
> John Hay, FreeBSD
> Paul Sheer on his LINUX: Rute User's Tutorial and Exposition
> Someone from www.translate.org.za
> NB: lightning talk is 5 minutes, informative and entertaining. NOT just
> another presentation.
> Gavin
> -----Original Message-----
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> [mailto:foss4g2008loc-bounces at lists.osgeo.org] On Behalf Of graeme
> mcferren
> Sent: 05 August 2008 09:58 AM
> To: FOSS4G2008 local organising committee
> Subject: Re: [Foss4g2008loc] Suggestions for lightning talk speakers
> We could try to get Mick Wilson from UN/ SDI East Africa on board
> somehow, whether here or in another way - he is passionate about open
> standards, open source in the developing world context.
> On Tue, 2008-08-05 at 09:46 +0200, Tim Sutton wrote:
>> Hi Folks
>> Since I haven't had people breaking down my door for lightning talks
>> etc I was thinking to try directly approaching some 'GIS Luminaries'
>> and see if they are interested in giving a talk. Does anyone have
>> ideas for interesting people we could approach? I thought it might be
>> particularly interesting to get some people who are doing 'grass
>> roots' GIS work in Africa. Any suggestions would be most welcome.
>> Regards
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