[Marketing] GeoWeb conference opportunties

Arnulf Christl arnulf.christl at wheregroup.com
Tue Feb 12 16:06:00 EST 2008

On Tue, February 12, 2008 18:49, Michael P. Gerlek wrote:
> GeoWeb 2008 is this year doing a Student Competition, the idea of which
> will be to award a substantial cash prize for the best technical
> contribution(s) submitted.  If software is included as part of the
> contribution, it must be open source (w00t!).
> http://www.geoweb.org/student_contest.asp
> Google and Galdos are the two initial sponsors for this contest, and
> they are both putting in a substantial amount, probably enough to "endow"
> future such competitions.
> I'd like to see OSGeo support this conference, as I intend to be pushing
> for papers and content relating to applications of open source solutions to
> the GIS infrastructure problems being focussed on this year.  And ideally,
> I think, OSGeo could offer it's support in line with this
> educational initiative of supporting students.
> I'm not thinking much money: we could probably get at least our logo on
> the program for US$1000.
> [disclaimer: yes, I'm on the GeoWeb committee...]
> Comments? Where does our budget stand?
> -mpg

I failed to something similar last year for GSDI. But I think this year it
should be possible.

Tyler - how do we proceed? Marketing is requesting for 10k to spend on
various conferences, events, etc.

Talk tomorrow.

Arnulf Christl

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