[Live-demo] Invitation for OSGeo-Live workshop at FOSS4G Europe
siki at agt.bme.hu
Thu Mar 19 14:10:18 PDT 2015
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.
On Thu, 19 Mar 2015, Cameron Shorter wrote:
> Great to see that we have both volunteers and ideas flowing for such a
> 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
> 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
> And hopefully we can get some updated training content which we can build
> into our existing documentation base.
> On 19/03/2015 8:08 am, Daniel Kastl wrote:
>> > 1. What ideas do people have about what should be included in an
>> > 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
>> * 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 <mailto:daniel.kastl at georepublic.de>
>> Web: http://georepublic.info
>> Live-demo mailing list
>> Live-demo at lists.osgeo.org
> Cameron Shorter,
> Software and Data Solutions Manager
> Suite 112, Jones Bay Wharf,
> 26 - 32 Pirrama Rd, Pyrmont NSW 2009
> P +61 2 9009 5000, W www.lisasoft.com, F +61 2 9009 5099
More information about the Osgeolive