FOSS4G 2009 Press Release 15
Professional Development Points & Discount for SSSI members attending FOSS4G conference
Sydney, Australia. 8 June 2009.
The international conference for Free and Open Source Software for Geospatial (FOSS4G), coming to Sydney 20-23 October 2009, is now offering Professional Development Points and a 5% discount to Surveying and Spatial Sciences Institute (SSSI) members.
FOSS4G attracts the cream of international Geospatial Open Source and Open Standards system implementers and sponsors. With themes ranging from the integration of Open Source with Proprietary systems to the building of Spatial Data Infrastructures and application of Open Geospatial Standards, the conference offers a unique opportunity to tap into the wealth of knowledge and experience available among the Open Source developers, sponsors and geospatial professionals of all persuasions. The Open Geospatial Consotium (OGC) is underpinning the conference with a Standards Based integration showcase based on a climate change scenario, demonstrating integration between Open Source and proprietary applications.
Along with a comprehensive program of thought provoking presentations and interactive workshops you would expect from an international conference, FOSS4G retains many of the engaging characteristics of its Open Source heritage. With Bird of a Feather sessions, code sprints, install-fests and impromptu project meetings, there is an unparalleled opportunity to take part in active communities and provide input into the direction for a variety of projects. FOSS4G encompasses the best of Open Communities, such as collaboration, helpfulness, innovation and honesty.
Early bird registration is just $AU725 for 3 days of conference and tutorials, and $AU375 for a day of top notch workshops from the world's best international presenters.