[Ottawa_users] Dec and Jan meetings

Regie Alam alamred at yahoo.com
Tue Dec 18 11:49:33 EST 2007


   The workshop indeed went well. And yes it was
longer than what I expected but I think was necessary
as it was designed as an introduction.

   Scott, are you planning to host more next year?
Also, I trust that my trivia prize cap will be safe in
your hands before I come and pick it up:)


--- Scott Mitchell <smitch at mac.com> wrote:

> Greetings,
> I think last night went well - there were at least
> 10 participants at  
> the workshop that I can picture in my head now
> (forgot to count), a  
> few of which had to leave before the social part of
> the event.  My  
> tutorial proved to be a bit long for everyone to go
> through all of  
> it, but I was aiming to err on that side rather than
> too short.  It  
> was "hot off the presses" and needs some continued
> work, but a link  
> to the "0.8 version" I handed out last night is on
> the wiki now if  
> anyone wants it.  I had examples of and pointers to
> other tutorials  
> on hand, as well as several relevant books,
> including the "new GRASS  
> book".
> The discussion at Mike's Place afterwards was fun,
> and I'm proud to  
> report that in the trivia contest that was run soon
> after we got  
> there, "team QGIS" won first prize, and our other
> OSGEO team (I  
> forget the name, but it could be called "team PCI"
> based on its  
> membership) took second.  So it's proof - put
> together geographers  
> and IT/Comp Sci types and we'll rule the world.  Or
> at least win a  
> free pitcher and some ball caps!  Sylvie and Regie,
> I have your prize  
> caps. :)
> At least 4 of the people there were "first time
> attendees", and one  
> person was asking about the next meeting.  So before
> I forget about  
> that, perhaps we should get the ball rolling.  Do we
> have any  
> presentations waiting in the wings?  Is Jan 3 to
> soon after the  
> holidays?  I'm free Jan 3 and Jan 10 and have no
> real opinion on  
> either date.
> Scott
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