FOSS4G 2008 Programme

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FOSS4G2008 Run of Events

This is the main page for holding information for discussion on the programme of the FOSS4G 2008 conference at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) in Cape Town, Western Cape Province, South Africa, September 29 to October 3, 2008.

It is also the Master 'Run-of-events' description that will be used to run and announce all the detailed items during each day, other than the detailed technical programme, which is at http://tinyurl.com/foss4g2008schedule and http://conference.osgeo.org/index.php/foss4g/2008/schedConf/schedule

Friday, Sept 27

Graeme arrives to set up workshop PCs at UCT labs

Sat, Sept 28

  • Graeme, Burnie, Gavin, Jeff finish UCT computers and Fountains Hotel computers
  • last-minute photocopying of workshop notes, DVD burning / collection, etc.
  • end-of-day 17h00: LOC technical meeting at Fountains Hotel to discuss workshop computer issues and plan activities for Sunday.

Sunday, September 28

  • 9am with Inge, collect conference bags and contents from Inge's offices.
  • ProsperIS and AV Alliance will be doing their thing with IT and AV setup.
  • 9am onwards - all LOC members who can, be at CTICC to:
    • pack bags
    • help with PC setup. There is still some installing and config to do: Graeme, Burnie, Tim, Gavin, Jeff
    • demo theatre - Tim
    • registration computers and network - Petro and Karryn
    • other tasks...pls specify
    • AV setup in workshop rooms
  • 16:00-19:00 On-site Registration Opens at the CTICC
  • 17h00 LOC meeting at registration desk to do a walk-through of the CTICC and 'cover all bases'

Monday, September 29

  • 07:00 Registration Opens

Workshops

== Lunch for morning attendees only

  • 12:00-13:30
  • Auditorium workshop stripped and prepared for Plenary by CTICC staff

Opening Plenary

14h00 - 17h30

  • 14h00 - 14h10 Welcome from Gavin Fleming
    • Welcome
    • Thank Sponsors
    • Promote Evening Events
    • Housekeeping
  • 14h10 - 14h20 Cape Town
    • Opening, Craig Haskins, Manager: Strategic Information, Strategic Development Information and GIS Department.
  • 14h20 - 14h30 OSGeo - Arnulf Christl
  • 14h30 - 14h40 GISSA - Carrin Martin
  • 14h40 - 15h00
    • Dr. Derek Clark, Chief Directorate: Surveys and Mapping
    • "Mapping Africa for Africa"
  • 15h00-15h15 GIS in SA - Daina Mudimbu,
    • Deputy Manager, GIS, Ehlanzeni District Municipality
    • "Development challenges facing Mpumalanga Province and the role of GIS"
  • 15h15-15h25 GIS and education - Julian Smit
    • "Challenges facing GIS education in South Africa"
  • 15h25 - 15h30 Closing 1st session - Gavin Fleming
  • 15h30 - 15h50 tea break
  • 15h50 - 16h00 Autodesk - speaker:
  • 16h00 - 16h30 Lightning talks - for detail see FOSS4G2008_LightningTalks. Swap these with something before tea break so the 'entertainment' spread out.
  • 16:30-17:30 Keynote Address
    • Ed Parsons

Topic:

Ice-breaker Reception

  • 17:30-late Welcome Reception @ CTICC incl food. FOSS4G is sponsoring 1 free drink for everyone. Thereafter drinks are from a cash bar.

Venue: FOSS4G 2008 exhibition hall - therefore it also serves as the Exhibition Grand Opening

Exhibition set-up

  • 07h00 - 14h00 Oasys set up shell stands
  • 14h00-17h30 Exhibitors set up stands, ready for Grand Opening conference Icebreaker.

Tuesday, September 30

  • 07:00 Registration Opens
  • very early: AV setup in presentation rooms

Presentations and Labs

  • 08:30-10:00 Presentation Sessions and Labs
  • 10:00-10:30 Coffee break FOSS4G2008_Demos
  • 10:30-12:00 Presentation Sessions and Labs
  • 12:00-13:30 Lunch Provided FOSS4G2008_Demos
  • 13:30-15:00 Presentation Sessions and Labs
  • 15:00-15:30 Coffee break FOSS4G2008_Demos
  • 15:30-17:00 Presentation Sessions and Labs

BOF and Local Chapter sessions

  • 17:00-18:30 (or whenever) Birds-of-a-Feather and Local OSGeo sessions

Self-organised at FOSS4G2008_BOF_Sessions and on noticeboards at the conference.

Tuesday night

  • we have the venues till 23h00

Open (at the moment). Suggest a pub venue? Panama Jacks for supper?

Wednesday, October 1

  • 07:30 Registration opens

Presentations and Labs

  • 08:30-10:00 Presentation Sessions and Labs
  • 10:00-10:30 Coffee break FOSS4G2008_Demos
  • 10:30-12:00 Presentation Sessions and Labs
  • 12:00-13:30 Lunch Provided FOSS4G2008_Demos
  • 13:30-15:00 Presentation Sessions and Labs
  • 15:00-15:30 Coffee break FOSS4G2008_Demos
  • 15:30-17:00 Presentation Sessions and Labs

Poster Session

  • 12:30-13:30 Poster Session - poster authors to stand with their posters to answer any questions.

Reception

(Carrin)I think that someone at the dinner will need to make an announcement about what the evening entails, if its buffet, where the veg food is, what the face painting means, a bit about the restaurant name etc. that could by you with the restaurant owner.

  • 18:00: All meet at CTICC. Buses leave promptly at 18h00.
  • Reception (Gala dinner) @ Moyo on Spier Wine Estate in Stellenbosch. Price includes transport.
  • Buses will return at 22h00, dropping people off at preferred hotels and CTICC
  • Continue the party at pub near CTICC / Waterfront?
  • for those not attending the Gala dinner, the CTICC venues are available till 23h00.

Thursday, October 2

  • 08:00 Registration opens

Consider starting everything 30min later considering heavy night?

Presentations and Labs

  • 08:30-10:00 Presentation Sessions and Labs
  • 10:00-10:30 Coffee break FOSS4G2008_Demos
  • 10:30-12:00 Presentation Sessions and Labs
  • 12:00-13:30 Lunch Provided FOSS4G2008_Demos
  • Exhibitors to knock-down only after 13h30.

Closing Plenary

13h30 - 15h30

  • 13h30-13h35 Welcome from Chair - Serena Coetzee
    • Housekeeping
      • Shortlist for South African Computer Journal
  • 13h35-13h50 Sol Katz Award
    • Award explained, Sol Katz memorialised
    • Presented by Frank Warmerdam and Jeff McKenna
  • 13h50 - 14h00 FOSS4G 2009 - Tim Bowden
    • 2009 hosts describe next year's event and venue
  • 14h00 - 15h00 Panel Discussion
    • Topics determined by YOU!
    • Panel: Ed Parsons, Schuyler Erle, Arnulf Christl, Sindile Bidla, Jeanne Foust, Larry Zietsman (subject to change)
    • Moderated by Gavin
    • Open connections: Tim Sutton
    • OSM video: Schuyler Erle
    • other items emerging from the conference: please suggest to LOC
  • 15h10 - 15h15 - GISSA wrap - Inge
  • 15h15 - 15h20 OSGeo wrap - Arnulf
  • 15h20 - 15h30 Final thanks and closing, and invitation to OSGeo AGM - Gavin
    • Thanks to volunteers and committee
    • Thanks to presenters and teachers
    • Thanks to reviewers
    • More thanks
    • invite and describe OSGeo AGM.

15h30 - 15h45 leg stretch (no tea) 15h45 - 17h45 or later: OSGeo AGM for all who want to stay.

Friday, October 3

  • 08:00 Registration opens

Workshops and technical visits

Outreach Activities

Details: FOSS4G_2008_Activities#Outreach Morning and afternoon sessions arranged by FOSS4G 2008 but run by VOLUNTEERS and free for attendees (teachers, public servants, public)

Saturday October 4th

Code Sprint

We have decided to do this on the Saturday so 'sprinters' don't miss any workshops or socialising during the week.