FOSS4G 2014 BirdsOfAFeather

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Introduction

Birds of a Feather (BoF) sessions are unstructured timeslots where people can self-organise themselves to discuss topics of interest.


BoF's at the Oregon Convention Center

General Information

During the FOSS4G2014 conference in Portland, USA, there will be a number of spaces for people to hold Birds of a Feather sessions.


The 1-hour time blocks outlined below are just general guidelines. Adjust as needed. For reference, an overview of the FOSS4G schedule is available at https://2014.foss4g.org/about/calendar/.


Rooms

We have three rooms each day at the Convention Center: E146, E147, & E148. These rooms are dedicated spaces so BoF to your heart's content! Default room configuration will be long tables arranged a U-shape (although "contents may settle while BoF'ing"). The room capacities stated below are based off of that U configuration. We'll try to have some additional chairs available as well.


Technically the Exhibit Hall has room too. It will be arranged ballroom style with round tables. However, keep in mind it is a large, open, and public space. As such, it can't really be reserved, and is probably not ideal for a formal meeting (i.e. it could be noisy). In a nut shell, use at your own risk.

Capacities

  • Room E146: 36
  • Room E147: 18
  • Room E148: 20


FOSS4G Contact

  • foss4g2014-info@osgeo.org


Wednesday

Room E146

Timeslot Topic/Group Description Contact
8:30am-9:30am - - -
9:30am-10:30am - - -
10:30am-11:30am - - -
11:30am-1:00pm LUNCH LUNCH LUNCH
1:00pm-2:00pm - - -
2:00pm-3:00pm - - -
3:00pm-4:00pm - - -
4:00pm-5:00pm OpenGeoPortal/GeoBlacklight Meetup Meet people face to face, maybe some hacking Jack Reed pjreed@stanford.edu @mejackreed
5:00pm-6:00pm Open Geo for telecoms and utilities Is it possible? How can we move it forward? Graeme Herbert (@red_baobab)
6:00pm-7:00pm FOSS4G-Europe We would like to have FOSS4G-Europe Road map jachym.cepicky@gmail.com


Room E147

Timeslot Topic/Group Description Contact
8:30am-9:30am - - -
9:30am-10:30am - - -
10:30am-11:30am - - -
11:30am-1:00pm LUNCH LUNCH LUNCH
1:00pm-2:00pm - - -
2:00pm-3:00pm - - -
3:00pm-4:00pm - - -
4:00pm-5:00pm Point Clouds Point clouds, LiDAR, SGM Howard Butler
5:00pm-6:00pm PostgreSQL BOF What's New with Postgres/PostGIS Josh Berkus (josh@postgresql.org)
6:00pm-7:00pm - - -


Room E148

Timeslot Topic/Group Description Contact
8:30am-9:30am - - -
9:30am-10:30am - - -
10:30am-11:30am - - -
11:30am-1:00pm LUNCH LUNCH LUNCH
1:00pm-2:00pm - - -
2:00pm-3:00pm - - -
3:00pm-4:00pm - - -
4:00pm-5:00pm - - -
5:00pm-6:00pm Geo4All Education and research Phil Davis, Helena Mitasova
6:00pm-7:00pm - - -



Thursday

Room E146

Timeslot Topic/Group Description Contact
8:30am-9:30am - - -
9:30am-10:30am - - -
10:30am-11:30am - - -
11:30am-1:00pm LUNCH LUNCH LUNCH
1:00pm-2:00pm - - -
2:00pm-3:00pm - - -
3:00pm-4:00pm - - -
4:00pm-5:00pm WebGL Geospatial Introduction and updates for WebGL in general and discussion of open-source geospatial libraries using WebGL Patrick Cozzi (@pjcozzi)
5:00pm-7:00pm Maptime! Maptimers of the world unite! Big things have been afoot at Maptime HQ. Come find out what's in the works. Alan McConchie (@mappingmashups), Lyzi Diamond (@lyzidiamond)


Room E147

Timeslot Topic/Group Description Contact
8:30am-9:30am - - -
9:30am-10:30am - - -
10:30am-11:30am - - -
11:30am-1:00pm LUNCH LUNCH LUNCH
1:00pm-2:00pm - - -
2:00pm-3:00pm - - -
3:00pm-4:00pm Ruby Geo + Ruby For Fun and Profit Scooter Wadsworth (scooterwadsworth@gmail.com) @scooter_w
4:00pm-5:00pm Water Resource Management General Discussion Ben Kerr (ben@foundryspatial.com)
5:00pm-6:00pm GeoNode Future Plans Ariel Nunez
6:00pm-7:00pm - - -


Room E148

Timeslot Topic/Group Description Contact
8:30am-9:30am - - -
9:30am-10:30am - - -
10:30am-11:30am - - -
11:30am-1:00pm LUNCH LUNCH LUNCH
1:00pm-2:00pm - - -
2:00pm-3:00pm - - -
3:00pm-4:00pm Leaflet! Let show off what we are building with Leaflet and discuss the future of this awesome library. @patrickarlt
4:00pm-5:00pm Crowdsourcing GIS data for Geodesign and planning using open tools Challenges for the future Scott Hatcher (@svHatch)
5:00pm-6:00pm Mac OS X (and iOS?) native apps Who's building Mac software? Hal Mueller (@halm)
6:00pm-7:00pm - - -



Friday

  • Note that Friday is a short day

Room E146

Timeslot Topic/Group Description Contact
8:30am-9:30am - - -
9:30am-10:30am - - -
10:30am-11:30am - - -
11:30am-1:00pm LUNCH LUNCH LUNCH
1:00pm-2:00pm - - -
2:00pm-3:00pm - - -
3:00pm-4:00pm - - -


Room E147

Timeslot Topic/Group Description Contact
8:30am-9:30am - - -
9:30am-10:30am - - -
10:30am-11:30am - - -
11:30am-1:00pm LUNCH LUNCH LUNCH
1:00pm-2:00pm - - -
2:00pm-3:00pm - - -
3:00pm-4:00pm - - -


Room E148

Timeslot Topic/Group Description Contact
8:30am-9:30am - - -
9:30am-10:30am - - -
10:30am-11:30am - - -
11:30am-1:00pm LUNCH LUNCH LUNCH
1:00pm-2:00pm - - -
2:00pm-3:00pm - - -
3:00pm-4:00pm - - -



FOSS4G Educators and Geo4all: ICA-OSGeo-ISPRS edu and research network

  • Description: Discuss new developments in FOSS4G education and research infrastructure
  • When/Where: Wednesday September 10 5:00 - 6:00pm E148

Who is coming:

BoF Open Geo for telecoms and utilities

  • Description: What can we do to gain a foothold for Open Geo in the telecoms and utilities markets? A chance to share experiences, and make proposals on ways to take this forward with a view to increasing the presence of FOSS in this sector.
  • When/Where: 5-6 p.m. Room E146 on Wednesday 10th September

Who is coming:

  • Graeme Herbert

WebGL Geospatial

  • Description: The latest WebGL news: browser and mobile support, development tools, adoption across industries, and WebGL 2, followed by discussion of WebGL in open-source geospatial libraries. Come meet others working with WebGL. Bring interesting discussion and demos.
  • When: Thursday September 11, 4-5pm
  • Where: Room E146

Who is coming:

Point Clouds

  • Description: Point clouds, LiDAR, SGM
  • When: Wednesday September 10, 4-5pm
  • Where: Room E147

Who is coming:

Maptime! BoF

  • Description: Maptime is, rather literally, time for mapmaking. Our mission is to open the doors of cartographic possibility to anyone interested by creating a time and space for collaborative learning, exploration, and map creation using mapping tools and technologies.
  • When: Thursday September 11, 5:00pm-7:00pm
  • Where: Room E146

Who is coming:

PostgreSQL BOF

  • Description: What's new with PostgreSQL, discussion of use-cases, problems, PostgreSQL Community. Core team member Josh Berkus will facilitate.
  • When: Wednesday 5pm
  • Where: E147

Who is coming:

  • Josh Berkus

FOSS4G-Europe

  • Description: We would like to have FOSS4G-Europe Road map.
  • When: Wednesday 6pm
  • Where: E146

Who is coming:

Arnulf Christl is sorry that he cannot come (already committed to other BoF). FYI: The FOSSGIS Germany OSGeo Local Chapter is considering to apply for FOSS4G 2016 and we are interested in learning what the outcome of this meeting is. Some coordination between FOSS4G and FOSS4G-Europe would be helpful in case that FOSS4G comes comes to Europe (as currently planned) in 2016. Feel free to ping us later on...

GeoNode

  • Description: Future Plans
  • When: Thursday September 11, 5-6pm
  • Where: Room E147

Who is coming:

Mac OS X (and iOS) developers

  • Description: who's building software?
  • When: Thursday September 11, 5-6 pm
  • Where: E148

Who is coming:

  • Hal Mueller

Water Resource Management

  • Description: general discussion for folks working with water quantity/quality data or more generally water resource management
  • When: Thursday, 4-5pm
  • Where: E147

Crowdsourcing GIS data for geodesign and planning using open tools

  • Description: Just want to get a discussion going about using open tools to collect GIS data. The possibility is there to do much better in the realm of map biographies and collective sketching, and open-source GIS tools seem to be a pretty damn good way to go about it.
  • When: 4:00 PM Thusrday, Sept 11
  • Where: Rm 148

Who is coming:

  • Scott Hatcher, Geological Survey of Canada

BoF's NOT at the Oregon Convention Center

Wednesday

LocationTech Meetup

  • Description: The LocationTech Birds of a Feather Meetup is a chance to meet members, project developers, entrepreneurs, and other interesting people for an enjoyable evening of good food, drinks, and camraderie.
  • When: 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM (PDT)
  • Where: Spirit of 77, 500 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Portland, OR 97232

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