Face to Face Meeting Summer 2006

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The board has been discussing the idea of getting people together for a face-to-face meeting to establish, and work on, priorities. A meetup / workshop needs clear goals. If we could set them, this could be a really useful occasion.

When and Where

June 11th and 12th at the Autodesk San Rafael offices.

This is just preceeding the Where 2.0 conference June 13/14 in San Jose which is relatively nearby. (According to Google, San Rafael to San Jose is 67 miles / 74 minutes.)


Board members and committee members of VisCom, WebCom and the Fundraising committees are encouraged to attend.

  • Frank Warmerdam will attend.
  • mpg will attend (VisCom)
  • Arnulf Christl will attend
  • Jo Walsh will attend
  • Dave McIlhagga will attend - likely arrive Sunday AM
  • Gary Lang will attend
  • Tyler Mitchell will attend (also from VisCom)
  • Mark Lucas will attend
  • Chris Holmes will attend
  • please add availability for other people


For a one- or two- day meeting there need to be clear goals identifiable.


  • OSGeo Web style established.
  • Project style guidelines.
  • Content plan completed.


  • Briefing by Mark Lucas on open source related activities within DOD.
  • Develop a 2005/2006 budget.
  • General strategy discussions.
  • Discuss the stated priorities and how we meet them
  • Make sure that the VisCom is as focused on promoting OSGeo projects as it is OSGeo itself, (if not more?)
  • Try to reach consensus on new projects to admit to incubation.
  • Discuss ideas for starting cross-collaboration between projects


  • Prepare conference presentation materials (for Where 2.0, and more general use).
  • General strategy discussions.
  • Outreach strategy


  • Develop sponsorship model
  • Identify sources of income

Lodging and Travel

  • See Itineraries section below for other attendee arrival times/places
  • What hotels are near to venue?
    • Embassy Suites is next door to Autodesk HQ. Use Autodesk Corporate rate of $119.
    • Embassy Suites
  • Best way to get from SFO to San Rafael?
    • From SFO to Central San Rafael Transit Center by Marin Airporter Marin Airporter Service (approx. 50 minutes) for $17
    • Then take taxi from Central San Rafael Transit Center to Embassy Suites (5-10 minutes) approx. $10
    • Meet up at SFO or SJC to share rental (see Itineraries below)
  • Best way to get from San Rafael to San Jose at end of meeting? Share a bus/van?


Possibly futile attempt at collaborative scheduling as follows:

Saturday, June 10 (day before meeting)

  • 5:00 pm - mpg arrives SJC
  • 5:30 pm - mpg drives to San Rafael (space available, will rent large car if needed)
  • 5:00 pm - TM arrives SFO would like to catch/share ride to San Rafael
  • 12:15 pm - cholmes arrives OAK, spends day with friends.

Sunday, June 11 (1st meeting day)

  • morning - cholmes is looking for a ride to San Rafael from SF area
  • 11:00 pm - mlucas arrives SFO, rents car, drives to San Rafael

Monday, June 12 (2nd meeting day)

  • evening - mpg drives to Where 2.0 (space available, will rent large car if needed)
  • evening - mlucas drives to Where 2.0 " "
  • evening - cholmes rides with one of the above to Where 2.0

Tuesday, June 13 (day after meeting)

  • Where 2.0

Wednesday, Jun 14

  • Where 2.0
  • evening - mlucas drives to SFO to catch a 10pm flight