Fwd: FOSS4G 2017 - Call for Workshops

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Fwd: FOSS4G 2017 - Call for Workshops

Randal Hale
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 : http://2017.foss4g.org/ . As a member of the workshop committee - I encourage you to submit a workshop.

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 :
    • PostGIS
    • GeoServer
    • MapServer
    • Web Mapping
    • GDAL/OGR CLI Tools
    • pgRouting
    • Using OSGeoLive
    • GeoPython
    • GvSig
    • Aerial Mapping and Point Clouds/LIDAR/Photogrammetry
    • 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: http://2017.foss4g.org/workshops/

Randal Hale
North River Geographic Systems, Inc
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