[US] Update on QGIS Meeting in Chattanooga TN Oct 25th 2019

Randal Hale rjhale at northrivergeographic.com
Fri Aug 30 11:17:54 PDT 2019

Here is a quick update on the QGIS Meeting in Chattanooga TN on October 
25th 2019.

We have half the slots filled with speakers. If you want to speak or 
have expressed an interest please forward your abstract to me so I can 
add it to the list.


Two speakers of Note:

  * Nyall Dawson will be joining us remotely from Australia to give is
    some news on QGIS. Nyall is one of the lead developers. He also runs
    North Road [1] consulting services. Nyall's contributions to QGIS
    cover a wide range of areas - from improvements to the map rendering
    and symbology engines, enhancements to labeling and print layout
    functionality, right through to optimizations of the underlying
    spatial processing algorithms utilized by QGIS
  * Chad Howard: He will be speaking on the move from a Commercial off
    the shelf system to QGIS and an array of other tools to maintain and
    enhance 911 address data for Henry County TN. [2]

--More announcements are coming on speakers--

*Tickets:* https://www.eventbrite.com/e/qgis-conference-tickets-67208884583

*Lunch:* Lunch and Snacks are provided - let me know if you have any 
dietary restrictions

*Social event:* For those coming into town the night of the 24th - there 
will be a social. I'm working out the details but we are down to two 
spaces on where to hold it. More news on that is coming.


We have 5 sponsors so far:

  * North River Geographic Systems, Inc - Gold Sponsor
  * Tony Kinder, PE, RLS - Gold Sponsor
  * Wicked Moon Webs - Gold Sponsor
  * Carl Anderson, GISP - Gold Sponsor
  * Julian Burke - Bronze Sponsor

[1] https://north-road.com/

[2] https://www.linkedin.com/in/chad-howard-463aab24/

Randal Hale
North River Geographic Systems, Inc
(423) 653-3611

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