[Live-demo] Invitation for OSGeo-Live workshop at FOSS4G Europe
cameron.shorter at gmail.com
Fri Mar 20 00:50:33 PDT 2015
I can see there is a lesson for us to ensure that we organise ourselves
sooner. Hopefully we will have an opportunity to submit an OSGeo-Live
workshop next year, and next time will be more prompt.
Great to hear that OSGeo-Live is still getting used with the other
On 20/03/2015 8:10 am, Siki Zoltan wrote:
> 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 system.
> 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.
>> 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 mandatory).
>>> 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
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