Fun Stuff

Thu, 2016-03-31 12:09

The conference committee is working hard to make this a really fun and collaborative conference. Getting together with other attendees outside the sessions is an important part of that collaboration. We’re planning some great events that we’d like to share with you.

Sunday, May 1

Arriving early? Check out the Food Truck Rodeo in Raleigh.

Monday, May 2


Join us for Happy Hour in the exhibit area following the workshops.


Self-organized Dinner Meetups start after Happy Hour. Read more and sign up to join a group on the Dinner Meetup web page.

From 9pm on, join fellow attendees for Late Night at the Rye Bar in the Marriott for a beverage and good conversation.

Tuesday, May 3

The Exhibitors Reception is 6 to 7pm in the exhibit area. Have a beer and light fare while you connect with the sponsors and exhibitors who have helped make this conference possible.

From 7 to 9pm, attend a Birds of a Feather (BoF) gathering! You can learn more about the BoFs on the BoF web page.

bof board

Tuesday's Late Night at the Rye Bar is hosted by LocationTech, so don't miss it, beginning at 9pm.

Wednesday, May 4

map session

The Poster and Map Session is 6 to 7pm in the Ballroom Lobby and includes refreshments. See – rather than hear – what the community has been doing. Better yet, submit your own poster or map on this web page.


There are more opportunities to organize or attend a BoF (7 - 8pm, or 8 - 9 pm).

This is the last opportunity for Late Night at the Rye Bar.

Thursday, May 5

After the conference wraps up, join us for a very happy Cinco de Geo from 6 - 8pm. The celebration will be at the Flying Saucer. Sign up here.

Friday May 6

From 10am - noon, join the the North Carolina State University (NCSU) OSGeo Research and Education Laboratory tour. RSVP here.

Sign up for the Unconference & Code Sprint; more information is coming soon.

Staying for the weekend? Check out First Friday in downtown Raleigh for local art, good food and live music!

Saturday May 7

The Unconference and Code Sprint rage on, 10am - 6pm, and then come the farewells. See you next time!

Important! Extending Your Stay at the Hotel

If you’d like to arrive before Sunday or depart after Friday, you may be able to get the discounted hotel rate for your entire stay. Please make your booking by calling the Marriott directly at 919-833-1120 and asking for the FOSS4G group rate.