[Foss4g2008loc] How did the GeoDjango workshop go at FOSS4G 2008?

Cameron Shorter cameron.shorter at gmail.com
Wed Feb 4 06:36:54 EST 2009

for the record, here is Chris's blog:

Graeme McFerren wrote:
> Hi Cameron
> I think the idea can work, but it relies on several things:
> 1) organised venues (tables, power supply, {assume wireless network}) - this needs to be doublechecked, triplechecked and quadruplechecked - at FOSS4G2008, all these things were promised by the venue, but did not materialise as planned.
> 2) the right audience for the workshop
> 3) some kind of environment where everything is set up, e.g. a VMWare image, a LiveUSB, a LiveDVD - you cannot spend workshop time setting up/configuring too much across individuals machines
> The GeoDjango W/S was run by Josh Livni & Chris Schmidt (who blogged about his experience)
> Gav, you went to it, didn't you?
> Regards
> Graeme
>>>> Cameron Shorter <cameron.shorter at gmail.com> 02/04/09 10:17 AM >>> 
> foss4g 2008 OC,
> Looking through the 2008 program, I notice that the GeoDjango workshop 
> asked participants to bring their own laptops.
> We are also considering inviting participants to bring their own laptops 
> to some of the FOSS4G 2009 tutorials and would like to hear how 
> successful this was in Johannesburg. Do you have any lessons learned 
> that can  be passed on to us?
> Please forward this email onto the presenter(s) if you know who they are.

Cameron Shorter
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