How many reasons you need to attend FOSS4G-Europe 2018?
Dear list members,
FOSS4G-Europe is a community event, gathering the OSGeo members,
leading developers, community managers, users and companies –
all of which sharing the same open source principles. To make it
as accessible and inclusive to all, we did our best to welcome
newcomers, to make it affordable for the majority, to make it
friendly for families and for people traveling with their
FOSS4G-Europe welcomes new comers. “Remembering how we started”
is our tagline. When we started, a few years ago, we didn’t knew
much about open source and none of the jargon we use these days.
FOSS4G-Europe welcomes newbies, with entry level workshops, low
prices for students and opportunities to be with and talk
directly with more experienced OSGeo members.
FOSS4G-Europe is not expensive. We did our best to keep the
registration prices as lower as possible. The main conference is
100,00 € for professionals. We include coffee breaks and provide
finger food during the event, to minimize attendee expenses. We
also rent an entire hotel to offer low accommodation prices. Do
you know you can stay four days for just 56,00 € at our FOSS4G
Hostel? With breakfast included? And some free beers on the
FOSS4G-Europe is family friendly. We provide facilities (spaces
and staff) for babysitting, we have a small apartment at the
hostel for a family with kids (with kitchen facilities and a
living room) and we provide a near by location for motorhomes
with discharges, garbage containers and water supply. How about
driving to FOSS4G-Europe?
FOSS4G-Europe has a very special program for accompanying
persons: Douro River Cruise Tour, Braga and Viana do Castelo
Tour and Douro Gastronomic Tour. This last tour includes a
Michelin-starred lunch, by the Douro river. (But this is not for
you, right? It is for your partner ;-)
FOSS4G-Europe Venue. The historical centre of Guimarães is
listed as UNESCO World Heritage Site, as an “exceptionally well-preserved and authentic
example of the evolution of a medieval settlement into a
modern town” in Europe.
Guimarães is served by Oporto airport, with several low cost
companies flying to Oporto.
FOSS4G-Europe Program. Didn’t we mentioned the Conference
Program yet? We have the very first draft of the program online,
with so many topics covered, ranging for introductory topics
down to very up to date developments. You can reach it here: https://foss4g-europe.osgeopt.pt/conference-program/
FOSS4G-Europe Keynote speakers. Do you already know Maria Arias
de Reyna, Steven Feldman, Victor Olaya and Malcolm Bain?
Traditionally, OSGeo FOSS4G keynotes are awesome! To make sure
that the tradition keeps going strong, we were able to get four
great keynote speakers. Each of them is unique and will talk about four
completely different topics, all related to FOSS4G. Do not miss
FOSS4G-Europe Workshops. We have lots of workshops! We make it
very hard for you to choose from so many different options.
Hurry, because some of them and nearly full.
FOSS4G-Europe needs you! We are shaping the OSGeo Europe chapter
to address Europe own regulations, the specific business
ecosystem, among other issues. Come and join the OSGeo European
local chpater and discuss these specific needs.