FOSS4G 2017 Call for Workshops

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FOSS4G 2017 Call for Workshops

Regina Obe
As a member of the workshops committee for FOSS4G 2017, I encourage you to submit a proposal to teach a workshop. For those of you who don’t yet know, FOSS4G 2017 will be held in Boston, MA on August 14-19. Please visit the website for conference details :

Workshop info:
• Workshops will be held on August 14th and 15th at the Harvard Center for Geographic Analysis (CGA) in Cambridge, MA
• Workshops are scheduled in 4 hour blocks, but a limited number of full-day (8 hr.) workshops will be considered
• Compensation for a 4 hour workshop is $650, which is the cost of an Early-Bird registration for FOSS4G
• Workshops will be BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) for attendees. FOSS4G will provide bootable OSGeo Live USB sticks and remote desktop access to cloud-hosted machines.
• In the past, workshops have included topics related to the following, but the committee is open to other topics that are relevant to the FOSS4G community and will generate interest :
o PostGIS
o GeoServer
o MapServer
o Web Mapping
o pgRouting
o Using OSGeoLive
o GeoPython
o GvSig
o Aerial Mapping and Point Clouds/LIDAR/Photogrammetry
o Using open source GIS in a cloud environment

Important Dates:
Call for Workshops Closed: March 13, 2017
Workshop Selections Announced: March 20, 2017
Detailed Workshop Program: April 3, 2017
Workshops Take Place at Harvard: August 14/15, 2017
Here is a link to the workshop page for the submission form and further details:

Feel free to contact me for any questions that you may have, and stay tuned for the FOSS4G call for presentations, which will be opening shortly!

Regina Obe
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