[Ottawa_users] Information: Using Carleton's Facilites for Fall Events

Regie Alam regie.alam at gmail.com
Tue May 7 19:39:46 PDT 2013

+1 for Carleton for both Software Freedom Day (September) and GIS Day


On Tuesday, May 7, 2013, Fabien Ancelin wrote:

> Hello Richard,
> Thanks for contacting Scott. And thanks to Scott for offering to use the
> facilities indeed.
> In my opinion too, Carleton makes a lot of sense, because we have the
> facilities and we come close to people who would be interested. I also
> believe that if both Carleton University and our  Local Chapter have common
> goals and everyone has something to win with  teaming up.
> Organizing the event in the evening would be indeed, since many of us have
> professional obligations during the day.
> +1 For having the event at Carleton University.
> Fellow members, your opinions?
> Cheers,
> *Fabien*
> 2013/5/7 richard burcher <drownedfrog at gmail.com <javascript:_e({},
> 'cvml', 'drownedfrog at gmail.com');>>
>> Hi Folks,
>> While I was at Carleton University today, stopped in & spoke with Scott
>> Mitchell about our fall events. Summary below, please note that we would
>> need to formally follow up on some of these items. Putting them forward
>> for
>> discussion etc.
>> - We can certainly use the computer lab facilities (larger one holds
>> approx
>> 35 with additional space for laptop users) & more than likely one of the
>> conference rooms. We will need to go through Scott to request these.
>> - No glaring issues why we couldn't do the balloon mapping but we would
>> need
>> to follow with university. One key discussion was disclaimer forms for
>> those
>> (students/others) participating in outdoor activities (balloon
>> mapping/openstreetmap). Scott has offered to dig up the universities field
>> trip forms if we ask.
>> - GIS Day this year at Carleton is going to be given more attention than
>> previous years by active staff wanting to promote it. GIS day falls on
>> Wednesday Nov 20th; during Geographic Awareness Week. We should consider
>> the
>> possibility of having our event in the evening. We would have a lot of
>> interested individuals on campus already. If someone was available to
>> represent OSGeo during the day (I may depending on work schedule), we
>> could
>> set up a booth.
>> - In terms of software freedom day, we would have the same options
>> available
>> to us to request.
>> I'd like to thank Scott for offering the use of the facilities.
>> The sooner we can finalize the location the easier it will be to get
>> things
>> rolling. IMHO, we should certainly be making use of Carleton's
>> facilities. I
>> vote for an evening workshop on GIS Day.
>> Very much looking forward to our fall events!
>> Cheers,
>> Richard
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