Sun, 2016-02-28 14:41

Business Connect

The Business Connect Session, organized by IMIA and LocationTech, is an opportunity to network with other people in the ecosystem. It will be organized in a speed-dating style format, with all participants getting a chance to meet.

Tue, 2016-02-09 14:56

A New Vision for OSGeo

The Open Source Geospatial Foundation is undergoing a period of change. For the tenth anniversary of the foundation the board is embracing this change with a new vision, mission statement and goals.

This talk introduces this new direction for the foundation, and explores details of 2016 strategic plan. This talk is of particular importance to foundation projects, community participants and our sponsors.

Attend this talk if you are interested in what OSGeo does in the FOSS4G community and where we are heading next.

Tue, 2016-02-09 14:42

Welcome to the FOSS4G Community

Welcome to the Free and Open Source Software for Geospatial community. Freedom is one of the tools we use to take on the world. This presentation breaks down the principles on which our community built.

This welcome presentation is a quick orientation on open source, open data, open standards and open development.

Please attend this talk if you are new to the FOSS4G community, or would like some background on how all the fun toys you see on display fit together to form a larger picture. A larger picture we like to call the future.

Sun, 2016-02-07 11:40

Musings on building a sustainable local geo community

The strength and diversity of a thriving open geo community is very important for its sustainability. There are hundreds of local geo community groups that either explicitly or tangentially touch on the value of open source. These groups present huge opportunity to collaborate and work together to connect people and ideas geographically. This, in turn, builds a robust international community of individuals passionate about geography and technology.

Fri, 2016-02-05 17:24

Geo4all - OSGeo education and research outreach: how it works and how to join

Since its establishment in 2011 through MoU between OSGeo and the International Cartographic Association (ICA) the global network of academic Open Source Geospatial laboratories has reached over 100 members from all continents. ISPRS joined the initiative in 2014. This session describes the mission of the initiative, its current activities and infrastructure and explains the simple process of joining the network. Examples of lab collaborations and contributions to open source geospatial projects will provide inspiration for others to participate.

Tue, 2016-01-05 01:05

Hacking the Job Hunt

Software Developers are a highly sought after group. But the jobs we are contacted about are rarely the ones we want. When it is time to take the next step in your career, are you going to know how to do it? In this talk, I discuss the modern job ecosystem and provide tips and techniques for job hunting in a rich market.


Starting out in technology as a Technical Recruiter, I saw the job hunt through a completely different lens. This talk will take listeners through relevant observations and suggested techniques from those experiences.

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Wed, 2015-12-02 14:19

Growing an Open-Source Community: Lessons Learned from Cesium

Starting with one commit from one developer, the Cesium community has grown to 60+ contributors and 800+ forum members who have built countless Cesium apps in markets as diverse as Smart Cities, Federal Geoportals, Defense, and Entertainment.

This talk presents actionable advice on how to start and grow an open-source project based on our experience with Cesium.

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