[gdal-dev] Sponsorship for OSGeo Montreal Code Sprint 2011
dmorissette at mapgears.com
Thu Feb 24 16:26:13 EST 2011
Dear GDAL/OGR users,
OSGeo's Montreal Code Sprint 2011 is going to take place on March 14-18,
2011. A group of over 20 OSGeo project developers and contributors will
meet in Montreal for 4 days of work on their respective projects... for
the advancement of the software that you use everyday.
So far, 22 devs/contributors have signed up to participate, including 5
who plan to work on GDAL/OGR.
If your organization uses GDAL/OGR then you might want to let your boss
know (or take note if you're the boss) that we are looking for sponsors
($750 each) to support food and fun for the sprinters as they work hard
and play hard for four productive days. Each $750 sponsorship will be
put towards lunch and dinner costs for the sprinters, and potentially
bringing in sprinters who might otherwise be unable to attend.
Ideally we'd need another 2 or 3 sponsors to meet our current budget
objectives, and if we have a surplus then it will either be returned to
OSGeo, or used for a future code sprint.
All the details about the sprint, including our current budget are
available in the wiki at
If you are interested in sponsoring then please contact me directly
Finally, I'd like to thank our first round of sponsors:
- LizardTech - http://www.lizardtech.com/
- Azavea - http://www.azavea.com/
- qPublic - http://qpublic.net/
- Farallon Geographics - http://fargeo.com/
And also big thanks to the "Communauté Métropolitaine de Montréal (CMM)"
for hosting us in their wonderful conference room.
I hope to be able to announce a few more sponsors in the next couple of
P.S. There is also still a bit of room for more sprinters. The only
requirement is that you be knowledgeable and willing to get your hands
dirty doing some work for one of the projects that is represented. If
you are interested in participating then to help us with planning please
list your name in the wiki, join the "tosprint" list to receive the
latest updates, and book your hotel ASAP since our room block is about
to expire. All that info is in the wiki.
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