[foss4g2014] December 2nd Press release party ( was: Press releases party and brainstorming)
eadam at co.lincoln.or.us
Mon Nov 25 20:58:18 PST 2013
Glad to spark some ideas :)
Let's get together and further these ideas.
Where: Lucky Lab Hawthorne
When: December 2nd, 5:30pm
What: Fun and some work, rough agenda below
- Keep brainstorming and refining ideas
- Write press releases
- Identify and contact potential media outlet
- Decide on video details (i.e. who has a camera, who can film,
format, video editing ideas, etc)
- Sign up for videos (world's smallest park, bridges, bikes, rivers,
boats, going to work, etc). At least, film all PDX-OSGeo'ers who
regularly bike to work or around PDX.
- Add more here...
See you there!
On Fri, Nov 22, 2013 at 12:56 PM, David Fawcett <david.fawcett at gmail.com> wrote:
> Great ideas. I can work with Bitner on the Minneapolis connections.
> On Fri, Nov 22, 2013 at 2:01 PM, Wm Leler <wmleler at gmail.com> wrote:
>> These are awesome ideas. I love it. --wm
>> On 22 Nov 2013, at 11:49 AM, Eli Adam <eadam at co.lincoln.or.us> wrote:
>> > Hi All,
>> > We have so much theme material ! With all this theme material, I'd
>> > like to start rolling it into promotional material and making a list
>> > of where to use this promotional material.
>> > Brainstorming and working in an evening social session to make
>> > promotional material could be fun. We'll need to write some press
>> > releases soon. Who wants to join me?
>> > We have a great video targeted towards an international audience,
>> > which explains Oregon geographically in reference to California. This
>> > could become the basis for numerous additional spoof videos ("...For
>> > you Europeans, Oregon is the state just north of California. For those
>> > of you in Seattle, Oregon is the state that buffers you from
>> > California. ...For Californians, Oregon is your hat that keeps the
>> > rain off (image of map of CA and OR distorted into rainhat and rain
>> > being shed). ...For those of you in Portland, Oregon is the 99%+ rest
>> > of the state that you don't notice. ...For those of you in Minneapolis
>> > or Halifax, we are at almost the same latitude, but we wake up later
>> > (sleep in longer). ...For Australians, Oregon is your second closest
>> > neighbor (hey isn't everything other than NZ 'far'?) more geo jokes
>> > here (Funny but very simplistic images attached).
>> > Looking at the excellent publicly documented and logically laid out
>> > 2009 example recipebook/example could be a good starting point for us
>> >  . There is also the not quite as complete FOSS4G Handbook 
>> > and in the last few days, Nottingham has gone on a kick filling in
>> > information  .
>> > Here are a few cracks at promotional material based on some of the
>> > theme material.
>> > Before the days of PostGIS, geometric buffer was done by releasing
>> > 'buffer birds' carrying rocks in a radial pattern. After a specific
>> > amount of time, the birds would drop their rocks marking the buffered
>> > feature. The number of birds released was proportional to the distance
>> > of the buffer and there was always some debate as to the best color of
>> > rock to use for the buffer. These finer points have now been master by
>> > Portland's artisan geometric craftspeople who still practice this art.
>> > Come to PDX to sample our craft beer, ride our handmade bikes, carry
>> > your laptop in our handmade bike bags, and yes, use our buffer birds.
>> > Or just come to FOSS4G 2014 to learn about buffer done by PostGIS (or
>> > OGR with sqlite dialect, or GeoTools, or JTS/GEOS, or GeoServer, or
>> > MapServer, or....lots more buffer software to feature here).
>> > https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mPKe9OfWs-M
>> > Riding to PDX(/FOSS4G). - A theme of pictures or short videos of the
>> > many PDX-OSGeo'ers who ride their bike to work. Preferably wearing an
>> > OSGeo shirt, crossing an iconic bridge, incrementing the bike counter,
>> > etc. We can then also get into some geometric musing on this, which
>> > direction do/will people ride? We can then try to make this a theme in
>> > other cities too, get videos of David Bitner riding his bike to work
>> > in the snow in MN, "David Bitner is riding to PDX (270.5 degrees)"
>> > "Aaron Racicot is unicycling to PDX while on a ferry crossing the
>> > Puget Sound (181 degrees) [Aaron, if you come up with video like this
>> > in an OSGeo shirt, we'll seriously owe you]" Ride to us, see you in
>> > PDX September 8-13th.
>> > Listen to this gem from David Bitner, "One of the favorite stupid
>> > sayings in the bike community here 'Portland is just a bike lane in
>> > Minneapolis' Portland Avenue was one of the first on street commuter
>> > oriented bike lanes when Minneapolis started getting serious about
>> > bikes." If we have "riding to FOSS4G/PDX" promotional material, we
>> > can definitely play on this.
>> > "Riding to FOSS4G/PDX" can lead to other transportation fun. Wearing
>> > OSGeo t-shirt while paddling kayak in Willamette, whole rowing team in
>> > OSGeo shirts, on Trimet, on the aerial tram, walking, ... cross
>> > country skiing .... motorcycle... skateboard... waterskiing...
>> > Please wait until we formally release these as promotional material
>> > before spreading them everywhere (i.e. the time for extensive
>> > tweeting, blogging, Press Releases, etc will come once we have
>> > something more than funny ideas kicking around).
>> > What are your ideas? How can these be improved? What are good venues
>> > for using the promotional material? When/where do people want to work
>> > on this material? Who wants to put on an OSGeo shirt and shoot a
>> > video of them riding in some iconic PDX location or manner? Who wants
>> > to help shoot those videos?
>> > Eli
>> > 
>> > http://lists.osgeo.org/pipermail/foss4g2014/2013-November/000146.html
>> >  http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/FOSS4G_2009_Press_Release_1
>> >  http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Category:FOSS4G2009
>> >  http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/FOSS4G_Handbook
>> >  http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/FOSS4G2013_Cookbook
>> >  http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/FOSS4G2013_Reflections_by_the_LOC
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