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

Siki Zoltan siki at agt.bme.hu
Thu Mar 19 14:10:18 PDT 2015

Dear Cameron,

as the track chair of workshops at FOSS4G-EU 2015, I regret to inform you 
that there was no OSGeo Live workshop proposal submitted on EasyChair 
You were invited to submit a proposal through the EasyChair, the deadline 
was on 3rd of March.

I good news for you, one third of the submitted workshops plane to use 
OSGeo Live USB thumb drive.

Zoltan Siki

On Thu, 19 Mar 2015, Cameron Shorter wrote:

> Great to see that we have both volunteers and ideas flowing for such a 
> workshop.
> I agree with the ideas being suggested so far, and am all for those of you 
> attending to agree amongst yourselves what the shape of the workshop should 
> look like.
> I think any such workshops are more valuable when you tap into the 
> personalities, and experience of the presenters.
> My thoughts for the presentation have been:
> * Quick introduction to Linux/Ubuntu
> * Optional: General overview of OSGeo / OGC / OGC standards
> * Walk through each category, eg Desktop GIS. Very briefly mention each OSGeo 
> project in the category (You can draw upon the OSGeo-Live lightning 
> presentation if you wish). Then pick one of the applications in the category 
> to explain the concepts. Eg, for Desktop GIS you might choose QGIS. (The 
> Quickstarts should hopefully contain enough material for this).
> However, I'd prefer local attendees to take the lead and regarding defining 
> content.
> I'll leave it to those of you attending to coordinate amongst each other. 
> Hopefully one of you will volunteer to take the lead in coordinating 
> everyone?
> And hopefully we can get some updated training content which we can build 
> into our existing documentation base.
> Regards,
> Cameron
> On 19/03/2015 8:08 am, Daniel Kastl wrote:
>>     > 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 
>> mandatory).
>> 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,
>> Daniel
>> Georepublic UG & Georepublic Japan
>> eMail: daniel.kastl at georepublic.de <mailto:daniel.kastl at georepublic.de>
>> Web: http://georepublic.info
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