FOSS4G Sri Lanka -2014 - Event held on 23 Feb 2014
I am happy to inform that FOSS4G Sri Lanka -2014 , the first
FOSS4G event of Sri Lanka was held successfully on 23rd February
2014 at SLIIT Malabe Campus.
It was arranged in very informal manner, promoting openness
and sharing ideas.
There were 60 participants, out of which 38 were
undergraduate students. It was an interesting sight to see the students from
University of Colombo, University of Moratuwa, University of Peradeniya, Open
University of Sri Lanka , Rajarata University , Sabaragamuwa University and
SLIIT joined together in this event. FOSS GIS enthusiasts from all part of the
island including North and Eastern provinces have joined with us.
Event consists of
-Keynote address by Dr.
-Two lightening talks
-One FOSS4G demo( webGIS application Development )
All these items showed how FOSS GIS tools are being used to
solve real issues in Sri Lanka.
Additionally, an OSGeo
Live presentation was done while 30 copies of OSGeo Live DVDs were freely distributed
among interested participants.
We have concluded this enjoyable event by selecting University
of Peradeniya, a lovely,green university located in the hill country as the
venue for our next meet up which will be schedule within next four months. (Malika
will organize the event with support of all the community)
foss4gsrilanka website will be updated with photos of the event and other
details within next few days.
I wish to offer a big thank you to all participants and everybody
who helped us in making this event a success. Special thanks go to Dr. Yann who have motivated us to arrange this event.