[Qgis-developer] [Qgis-user] FOSS4G 2014 Workshop submissions

Larry Shaffer larrys at dakotacarto.com
Fri Mar 14 12:08:38 PDT 2014

Hi Tim, et al.,

I am currently working on a presentation and workshop for the upcoming
inaugural QGIS user group meeting in DC [0]. The concept is on how to
become a QGIS developer. There is an obvious dearth of developers in the US
compared to around the globe, though most certainly not because there is a
lack of potential developers.

The focus will be on the many avenues one can gain working knowledge and
apply their ideas to help the project and themselves or their business,
whether it be with writing plugins, standalone apps, documentation or
tutorials, or submitting code pull requests. The goal is to get potential
US developers excited about and involved in the project.

The presentation/workshop covers taking the first steps from user to
developer and an overview of the project's structure and organization. It
includes an overview of the technologies used and recommends tools and
workflows for working with and managing both QGIS and Python/plugin source
code. It is not about how to specifically write code, but how to gain the
knowledge and set up the development environment to do so, regardless of
platform, and what to do with the working and finished code/plugin/app.

Additionally, it covers the benefits of becoming a developer, or sponsoring
one as a business.

I think this would make a good FOSS4G workshop, especially once the
presentation/workshop has been trial-run at the US user meeting. I've done
smaller, similar presentations for the local GIS community here in the past.

If others agree this would be a good workshop, I'll submit something today.

[0] http://qgis.us/#meetings


Larry Shaffer
Dakota Cartography
Black Hills, South Dakota

On Fri, Mar 14, 2014 at 12:11 PM, Tim Sutton <lists at linfiniti.com> wrote:

> Hi All
> I was just wondering if anyone has made submissions to run QGIS workshops
> at the upcoming FOSS4G 2014 event. As I write this it is about 13 hours to
> the closing event. It would be great if those planning to submit workshop
> proposals coordinate a little to avoid duplication. I know Jeffrey Johnson
> is putting in to do a QGIS Analysis workshop. Is anyone planning to offer
> an introductory workshop (or anything else)?
> It would be great if the US folks could pool effort - perhaps also giving
> a quick start guide to writing QGIS plugins would be nice!
> Regards
> Tim
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