FOSS4G 2011 Breakout Sessions

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During the FOSS4G2011 conference in Denver, there will be conference rooms available for people to hold Breakout Sessions (aka Birds-of-a-Feather).

Breakout Sessions are unstructured timeslots where people can self-organize themselves to discuss topics of interest.

Room allocation to be determined

Organising Contact

Timeslots Available

Wednesday 5:30pm to 6:30pm and 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Room Assignments

Rooms Available

Proposed Topics


  • Scheduling:
    • 5:30 - 6:30, With get together afterwards. Any suggestions for a location for Drinks afterwards?
  • Proposed Topics
    • Overview
    • GeoMoose 2.6
    • Ideas for CodeSprint.
    • Talk up your successes with GeoMoose.
    • Meet developers and learn how you can help.
  • Attending:
    • Bob Basques (City of Saint Paul, MN.)
    • Dan Little (GeoMoose)
    • Jim Klassen (SharedGeo)
    • Brian Fischer (Houston Engineering)
    • Eli Adam (Lincoln County, Oregon)
    • Steve Swazee (MnGeo Emergency Preparedness Committee)





  • Proposed topics: governance models, federated searching and coordinating code development
  • Attending:
    • Stephen McDonald (Tufts)
    • Patrick Florance (Tufts)
    • Chris Barnett (Tufts)
    • David Siegel (Harvard)
    • Lisa Sweeney (MIT)
    • Garey Mills (Berkeley)
    • John Ridener (Berkeley)
    • Patricia Carbajales (Stanford)
    • Renzo Sanchez-Silva (Stanford)
    • Karel Charvat (CCSS)

Spatial Data InfraStructure (SDI)

  • Scheduling: 7pm - 8pm. Get started with these topics then go get some food/drinks together.
  • Proposed topics: data sharing and discovery, metadata, web services, and portals.
  • Attending:
    • Christine White (Esri)
    • Andy Gup (Esri)
    • Karel Charvat (CCSS)

Mobile GIS

Education / Academic

Spatial Databases

  • Proposed Topics
    • Do we need some more
    • Where are we heading to (distributed databases?)
    • Do the processing within the database or outside?
    • Add yours...
  • Attending:
    • Volker Mische (Couchbase)


  • Scheduling: let's not conflict with the Python session? maybe we should do something less formal another day if the BOF all conflict too much?
  • Proposed topics:
    • Community organization strategies
    • Meet and Greet

Web Processing Services (WPS)

  • Scheduling: 5:30-6:30
  • Proposed topics:
    • Web Processing Services Ideas exchange and get-together
    • WPS 2.0 status and community input
    • Meet and Greet
  • Attending:
    • Bastian Schäffer (52North)
    • Benjamin Pross (52North)
    • Jachym Cepicky

Add yours below