Re: [OSGeo-Conf] FOSS4G 2016 host city & Planning to make use of our FOSS4G conferences to launch new Educational initiatives every year
Congrats to Bonn Team and great work by Dublin Team.
I hope the Dublin Team will apply for FOSS4G 2017 Europe and build up your excellent efforts.
Also my humble suggestion for all LOCs (present and future) and to our wider community (hence ccing in) is that we see and make use of the global and regional conferences not just as events but excellent platforms to launch new initiatives.
When we hosted FOSS4G 2013 in Nottingham, the energy and momentum build up the whole LOC Team inspired me to launch "Geo for All" Education mission publicly without any funding or backup plan. When i look back at that email http://lists.osgeo.org/pipermail/discuss/2013-September/012387.html i thought maybe i was very over ambitious (esp. the targets set for Africa) to put these big targets without any funding but seeing the volunteer commitments put in by the whole LOC Team (who had worked hard over the whole year juggling their work and family commitments) and the wider FOSS4G community first hand, i was fully confident that we will achieve this over the years.
So my suggestion is that from now, we use our conferences (esp. the main global conference) to launch new initiatives . From "Geo for All" i can confirm that we will be happy to arrange one new educational initiative launch at each global FOSS4G conference. We will invite ideas from the community for this and select the best ones to announce and launch them.
From: [hidden email] [[hidden email]] On Behalf Of Sanghee Shin [[hidden email]]
Sent: Wednesday, March 04, 2015 1:44 PM
To: Jachym Cepicky
Subject: Re: [OSGeo-Conf] FOSS4G 2016 host city
Congratulation to Bonn team!
And thanks Dublin team for the great proposal & efforts.
Bonn team, if there is anything that Seoul team could help, feel free to ask us.
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