[foss4g2014] December 2nd Press release party ( was: Press releases party and brainstorming)

Darrell Fuhriman darrell at garnix.org
Wed Nov 27 09:31:37 PST 2013

That's sounds great. 

I have a GoPro we can use for all the activity shots...


On Nov 25, 2013, at 20:58, Eli Adam <eadam at co.lincoln.or.us> wrote:

> Glad to spark some ideas :)
> Let's get together and further these ideas.
> Where: Lucky Lab Hawthorne
> (http://luckylab.com/locations/hawthorne-lucky-labrador-brew-pub/)
> When: December 2nd, 5:30pm
> What: Fun and some work, rough agenda below
> Rough Agenda:
> - 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!
> Eli
> 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 [1]!  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
>>>> [2] [3].  There is also the not quite as complete FOSS4G Handbook [4]
>>>> and in the last few days, Nottingham has gone on a kick filling in
>>>> information [5] [6].
>>>> 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
>>>> [1]
>>>> http://lists.osgeo.org/pipermail/foss4g2014/2013-November/000146.html
>>>> [2] http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/FOSS4G_2009_Press_Release_1
>>>> [3] http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Category:FOSS4G2009
>>>> [4] http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/FOSS4G_Handbook
>>>> [5] http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/FOSS4G2013_Cookbook
>>>> [6] http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/FOSS4G2013_Reflections_by_the_LOC
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