[Marketing] Event listing (was: [Fwd: [OSGeo-Discuss] Which 2011 conferences should we distribute OSGeo-Live DVDs at?])

Seven (aka Arnulf) seven at arnulf.us
Fri Oct 29 04:07:21 EDT 2010

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Cameron Shorter wrote:
> Arnulf,
> Thanks for the reminder, I agree that we should consolidate this event
> information.
> What is required by event organisers, and the osgeo-live team, is a
> chronological list of upcoming events. To achieve this currently from
> the wiki, you would need to dig through 20 or so web pages, which is not
> practical.

Marketing and the broader OSGeo commnuity need some place to plan and
afterwards document events. The Wiki seems to be the right place to do

Any ideas how can we improve the linkage between the OSGeo news and the

- From a web strategic point of view we might also want to keep visitors
on our own pages instead of sending them right over to the external
event pages where there might not be any more mention of OSGeo.

More mature Local Chapters are also starting to take over some more
responsibilities, linking to them from OSGeo and back is also important.
I have no idea how to improve this.


> The RSS feed of events at http://osgeo.org looks promising, if we can
> have all potential events listed via that RSS feed.
> I assume we'd be able to assign categories to the feed?
> Eg: have: http://osgeo.org/rss_events?category=proposed
> What options do we have available to us for the RSS feed?
> Alternatively, we could create a master wiki table, or google
> spreadsheet listing upcoming events in chronological order.
> On 29/10/10 00:40, Seven (aka Arnulf) wrote:
> Folks,
> we had several efforts to collect information about events. One of them
> was in the Wiki by creating a start page for whichever events that might
> be interesting to OSGeo and then awarding it different categories. We
> would move it up from Proposed [1] to Events [2] (which requires a
> committed Event Owner [3]) and then to Past Events [4] for documentation
> and archival purposes. This is a great way to organize things (at least
> that was what I thought at the time we started it :-) but it does not
> really work too well. :-(
> Recurring events seem to manage fairly well, this obviously includes
> FOSS4G but also AGIT, Intergeo, FOSSGIS [5], etc. They have their own
> recurring page and then annual sub pages.
> Then we have the "Upcoming events" section on the OSGeo main web site
> http://www.osgeo.org/ which seems to work just fine. Cameron now created
> a Google spreadsheet and the FOSS4G 2011 team had it's own list of
> parallel events [6] duplication these efforts. But these are all only
> informational and do not contain any information about how OSGeo was
> involved.
> It might be worth while to look into the way we manage OSGeo appearances
>   and potentially bundle resources (and clean up a bit while we are at
> it).
> Thoughts?
> Arnulf.
> [1] http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Category:Proposed_Events
> [2] http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Category:Events
> [3] http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Event_Owner
> [4] http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Category:Past_Events
> [5] http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/FOSSGIS_Konferenzen
> [6] http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/FOSS4G_2011_Other_Conferences
> -------- Original Message --------
> Subject: [OSGeo-Discuss] Which 2011 conferences should we distribute
> OSGeo-Live DVDs at?
> Date: Thu, 28 Oct 2010 09:24:31 +1100
> From: Cameron Shorter<cameron.shorter at gmail.com>
> Reply-To: OSGeo Discussions<discuss at lists.osgeo.org>
> To: OSGeo Discussions<discuss at lists.osgeo.org>,
> "live-demo at lists.osgeo.org"<live-demo at lists.osgeo.org>
>   The OSGeo-Live project puts out releases every 6 months, and I'm
> currently in the process of picking release dates for 2011.
> I'm currently expecting to put out our next release in mid March 2011,
> and the foss4g 2011 release at the end of August 2011.
> However we do have a little wiggle room to adjust these dates to
> accommodate next year's conferences.
> Can people please let me know of all upcoming conferences or workshops
> where it would be appropriate to include OSGeo-Live DVDs.
> Feel free to add the conferences, dates, and contact person (if you
> know) into our schedule here:
> https://spreadsheets.google.com/ccc?key=0Al9zh8DjmU_RdE1SYUN3YWJ2N1NpSUczbW9IRWZNclE&hl=en_GB#gid=0
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