[Live-demo] Invitation for OSGeo-Live workshop at FOSS4G Europe

Daniel Kastl daniel at georepublic.de
Wed Mar 18 14:08:55 PDT 2015

> > 1. What ideas do people have about what should be included in an
> OSGeo-Live
> > workshop? What material do people have already which we can build upon?
> (We
> > have a starting point with our presentation:
> > http://live.osgeo.org/en/presentation/index.html )

It's not clear to me how an OSGeo Live workshop would look like. 4 hours of
going through each and every Quickstart?

I'm not really convinced that OSGeo Live makes a good workshop.
But I think it's a perfect platform to use for every workshop. Almost every
FOSS4G event now encourages the use of OSGeo Live (or makes it even

Just a few notes based on my experience with OSGeo Live for my own workshop:

   - Installing a workshop package:
   It's practically impossible to include every workshop on the ISO, but
   having to download and install workshop material is always a point of
   failure and just takes time I would like to use for the workshop. Not sure
   there is an easy way to do this, maybe a shared workshop directory, that
   has a link on the Desktop?

   - Very basic "Ubuntu Quickstart"
   I think for many workshop participants OSGeo Live is the first time they
   use Ubuntu (Linux). It can be tough to follow a workshop and have to use a
   completely new OS. Maybe a Desktop background image could provide the most
   important information (ie. arrows pointing to application menu ...)

   - Reliability and speed of USB sticks
   It just happens too often, that USB sticks with OSGeo Live don't work as
   expected for whatever reason. And every event usually orders its own USB
   sticks from their dealer of choice.

> >
> > 3. Who will be at FOSS4G-EU and would be willing to help present such
> a workshop?

I will be there.

Best regards,

Georepublic UG & Georepublic Japan
eMail: daniel.kastl at georepublic.de
Web: http://georepublic.info
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