[Live-demo] FOSS4G Africa 2017 - and OSGeo-Live

Cameron Shorter cameron.shorter at gmail.com
Fri Feb 24 12:58:10 PST 2017

Hi Pat and Clinton,

I'm reaching out on behalf of the OSGeo-Live team. Most FOSS4G events 
these days have been making use of the OSGeo-Live distribution, and we 
like to open up a line of communication with organisors, and provide 
help and advise to ensure you get the most out of OSGeo-Live.

In particular, you may use to use OSGeo-Live for workshops, have someone 
give a variant on the OSGeo-Live presentation, or hand out USBs with 
OSGeo-Live on it.

Who would be the right person/people to talk to about this? You?

More here:


Warm regards, Cameron

On 25/2/17 12:37 am, Jeff McKenna wrote:
> -------- Forwarded Message --------
> SAGTA - FOSS4G Africa 2017
> 20th February 2017
> The OSGeo Africa chapter and the QGIS South Africa User Group 
> Conference invite you to participate and present at the first regional 
> FOSS4G event in Africa and the first national QGIS User Group 
> Conference in South Africa to be held at St John’s College, 
> Johannesburg, South Africa from 25th June to 1 July 2017. We hereby 
> invite papers from GIS practitioners, teachers, and academics in the 
> GeoSpatial Sciences. Published proceedings of the conference will have 
> both an academic/educational as well as a technical/best practice 
> stream. FOSS4G represents the gathering of the Open Source Geospatial 
> community with a deep focus on free and open source geospatial 
> solutions under the auspices of the Open Source Geospatial Foundation 
> – OSGeo (www.osgeo.org).
>   Johannesburg, South Africa
> (https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/1/18/Johannesburg_From_M2_Highway_Looking_North.jpg/800px-Johannesburg_From_M2_Highway_Looking_North.jpg) 
> South African GeoSpatial Science and GIS into the future.
> Geographical Information Systems (GIS) is part of the curriculum in 
> South African schools, yet schools and teachers are poorly equipped to 
> teach it, let alone use it to teach Geography and other subjects. 
> That's why we've teamed up with the world of secondary and tertiary 
> education to explore challenges teachers and GIS practitioners face 
> and to come up with suggested solutions going forward. The Southern 
> African Geography Teachers Association (SAGTA) in collaboration with 
> OSGeo, QGIS and GeoforAll is hosting the FOSS4G 2017 conference at St 
> John’s College, Johannesburg, South Africa. A draft programme and 
> conference information are available at: 
> https://qgis.org.za/en/events/foss4g-southern-africa-and-qgis-user-group-conference/. 
> Extended abstracts for paper and poster presentations are invited and 
> should be concise (3500 words excluding references). Abstracts for 
> papers will be peer-reviewed (by experts in the field) for 
> presentation not exceeding 20 minutes (15 minutes for presentation and 
> 5 minutes for Q&A). The deadline for submission of abstracts is the 
> 31st March 2017. Submit to clinton.vandermerwe at wits.ac.za. 
> Contributions must be original and previously unpublished. Author 
> guidelines for the full papers going into the conference proceedings 
> or those which are suggested for submission to journals for considered 
> review and possible publication will be sent out in due course. In 
> terms of copyright, conference proceedings will be openly archived on 
> the Web under a Creative Commons Attribution License. At least one of 
> the authors of an accepted abstract must register for the conference 
> and make an oral presentation at the conference.
> Final papers of 3500 words excluding references, for publication in 
> the Conference Proceedings, are due at the end of July 2017. Papers 
> will be reviewed by external reviewers, and if accepted, will be 
> published in the official Conference Proceedings. Authors of a 
> selected number of high quality abstracts will be invited to submit 
> their papers to JoGESA (see http://sagta.org.za/e-journal.php for more 
> details) and the South African Geographical Journal 
> (http://www.ssag.co.za) and will go through the respective journal’s 
> normal peer-review process, also due at the end of July 2017. We do 
> not wish to prescribe topics, but rather encourage you to address 
> topics based on your teaching and research experience. Examples of 
> topics for paper/poster presentation:
> Open Source geospatial use in South Africa
> Teaching with FOSS4G in South Africa
> Best practice Open Source geospatial software in South Africa
> The conference will include pre- and post-conference trips/excursions 
> (see the draft programme for details): 
> https://foss4g-africa.org/en/programme/
> Important dates
> Call for abstracts opens:     20th February 2017
> Abstract submission: 31st March 2017
> Notification of acceptance:                                           
>     30th April 2017
> Submission of revised abstracts:                                     
>     15th May 2017
> Early Bird Payments for conference:                20th May 2017
> Full Conference registration payment for presenters:        6th June 2017
> Conference 25th June to 1 July 2017
> Full Papers for Proceedings or submission to Journals:        31st 
> July 2017
> St John’s College, Houghton, Johannesburg, South Africa
> (Source: 
> http://www.isasaschoolfinder.co.za/uploadimages/north_facade_large.jpg)
> For further details:
> Please contact Pat Jay (secretary at sagta.org.za) or visit our website: 
> www.sagta.org.za or Clinton van der Merwe 
> (clinton.vandermerwe at wits.ac.za or +27117173173).
> Regards
> Clinton D. van der Merwe
> https://www.wits.ac.za/education/staff/clinton-d-van-der-merwe/
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Cameron Shorter
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