[Murcia] How many reasons you need to attend FOSS4G-Europe 2018?

Geral OSGeo-PT geral at osgeopt.pt
Wed May 30 01:18:40 PDT 2018

Dear list members,

#1 FOSS4G-Europe is a community event, gathering the OSGeo members, 
leading developers, community managers, users and companies – all of 
which sharing the same open source principles. To make it as accessible 
and inclusive to all, we did our best to welcome newcomers, to make it 
affordable for the majority, to make it friendly for families and for 
people traveling with their companions.

#2 FOSS4G-Europe welcomes new comers. “Remembering how we started” is 
our tagline. When we started, a few years ago, we didn’t knew much about 
open source and none of the jargon we use these days. FOSS4G-Europe 
welcomes newbies, with entry level workshops, low prices for students 
and opportunities to be with and talk directly with more experienced 
OSGeo members.

#3 FOSS4G-Europe is not expensive. We did our best to keep the 
registration prices as lower as possible. The main conference is 100,00 
€ for professionals. We include coffee breaks and provide finger food 
during the event, to minimize attendee expenses. We also rent an entire 
hotel to offer low accommodation prices. Do you know you can stay four 
days for just 56,00 € at our FOSS4G Hostel? With breakfast included? And 
some free beers on the evening?

#4 FOSS4G-Europe is family friendly. We provide facilities (spaces and 
staff) for babysitting, we have a small apartment at the hostel for a 
family with kids (with kitchen facilities and a living room) and we 
provide a near by location for motorhomes with discharges, garbage 
containers and water supply. How about driving to FOSS4G-Europe?

#5 FOSS4G-Europe has a very special program for accompanying persons: 
Douro River Cruise Tour, Braga and Viana do Castelo Tour and Douro 
Gastronomic Tour. This last tour includes a Michelin-starred lunch, by 
the Douro river. (But this is not for you, right? It is for your partner ;-)

#6 FOSS4G-Europe Venue. The historical centre of Guimarães is listed as 
UNESCO World Heritage Site, as an “/exceptionally well-preserved and 
authentic example of the evolution of a medieval settlement into a 
modern town/” in Europe. Guimarães is served by Oporto airport, with 
several low cost companies flying to Oporto.

#7 FOSS4G-Europe Program. Didn’t we mentioned the Conference Program 
yet? We have the very first draft of the program online, with so many 
topics covered, ranging for introductory topics down to very up to date 
developments. You can reach it here: 

#8 FOSS4G-Europe Keynote speakers. Do you already know Maria Arias de 
Reyna, Steven Feldman, Victor Olaya and Malcolm Bain? Traditionally, 
OSGeo FOSS4G keynotes are awesome! To make sure that the tradition keeps 
going strong, we were able to get four /great keynote speakers/. Each of 
them is unique and will talk about four completely different topics, all 
related to FOSS4G. Do not miss these keynotes!

#9 FOSS4G-Europe Workshops. We have lots of workshops! We make it very 
hard for you to choose from so many different options. Hurry, because 
some of them and nearly full.

#10 FOSS4G-Europe needs you! We are shaping the OSGeo Europe chapter to 
address Europe own regulations, the specific business ecosystem, among 
other issues. Come and join the OSGeo European local chpater and discuss 
these specific needs.

Best regards,

FOSS4G-Europe 2018 LOC Team

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