FOSS4G2007

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This is the main page for holding information for discussion on the FOSS4G 2007 conference in Victoria, BC, Canada, September 24 to 27, 2007.

For the official conference schedule, please see the Program Overview page on the conference website.

Sunday, September 23

  • 15:00-19:00 Early Registration Opens

Monday, September 24

  • 07:30 Registration Opens

Workshops

  • 09:00-12:00 Six Morning Workshops
  • 12:00-13:00 Lunch Provided
  • 13:00-16:00 Six Afternoon Workshops

OSGeo AGM

Reception

  • 18:00-22:00 Welcome Reception @ Sticky Wicket


Tuesday, September 25

  • 07:30 Registration Opens

Opening Plenary

  • 09:00-09:15 Welcome from Chair
    • Welcome
    • Thank Sponsors
    • Promote Evening Events
    • Housekeeping
  • 09:15-10:00 Sponsor Talks
    • One 15 minute talk by Geoff Zeiss, Autodesk
    • One 10 minute talk by Tyler Mitchell, OSGeo
    • One 10 minute talk by Peter Rushforth, Geoconnections
  • 10:00-10:40 Lightning Talks
    • See the wiki page: FOSS4G2007_LightningTalks
    • Howard Butler (hobu@hobu.net) will be coordinating the lightning talks. Some possible topics are provided below. Please add a topic and your name if you are interested in presenting a lightning talk. We will be selecting no more than 8 lightning talks for the plenary session. You will have the whole conference watching, and using dual 30' projection screens, so being brisk and entertaining and providing lots of colorful pictures is a good idea.
    • The State of Mapguide
    • Big Mapserver Deployments
    • Desktop GIS: Conundrum?
    • Incredible GRASS Analyses
    • "Proprietary", "Open Source", "Commercial" and "Free" (User:Arnulf Christl)
    • Spatial Databases are Fun
  • 10:40-11:00 Coffee Break
    • Don't stray too far...
  • 11:00-12:00 Keynote Address

Presentations and Labs

  • 12:00-13:00 Lunch Provided
  • 13:00-14:30 Presentation Sessions and Labs
  • 14:30-15:00 Coffee Break
  • 15:00-16:30 Presentation Sessions and Labs

BOF sessions

  • 17:00-18:30 Birds-of-a-Feather sessions


Wednesday, September 26

  • 08:00 Registration opens

Presentations and Labs

  • 08:30-10:00 Presentation Sessions and Labs
  • 10:00-10:30 Coffee break
  • 10:30-12:00 Presentation Sessions and Labs

Poster Session

  • 12:00-13:00 Lunch Provided, and Poster Session

Presentations and Labs

  • 13:00-14:30 Presentation Sessions and Labs
  • 14:30-15:00 Coffee break
  • 15:00-16:30 Presentation Sessions and Labs

Reception

  • 18:00-20:00 Reception @ Royal BC Museum


Thursday, September 27

  • 08:00 Registration opens

Presentations and Labs

  • 08:30-10:00 Presentation Sessions and Labs
  • 10:00-10:30 Coffee break
  • 10:30-12:00 Presentation Sessions and Labs
  • 12:00-13:00 Lunch Provided

Closing Plenary

  • 13:00-13:05 Welcome from Chair
    • Housekeeping
  • 13:05-13:15 FOSS4G 2008
    • 2008 hosts describe next year's event and venue
  • 13:15-14:15 Panel Discussion
    • Moderated by Adena Schutzberg (Directions Magazine)
      • Peter Batty
      • Mark Sondheim
      • Tim Bowden
      • Frank Warmerdam
  • 14:15-14:30 Sol Katz Award
    • Award explained, Sol Katz memorialized
    • Presented to...
    • Remarks from recipient
  • 14:30-14:50 FOSS4G 2007 in Review
    • Adena Schutzberg shares her off-the-cuff observations of the event and how what she has seen relates to the larger field of geospatial.
  • 14:50-15:00 Adjourn
    • Draw for evaluation form sweepstakes
    • Thanks to volunteers and committee
    • Thanks to presenters and teachers
    • More thanks

Friday, September 28

Code Sprint