Foss4g2006 wks

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Thanks to a great program, workshop sessions will be an important part of FOSS4G2006. Up to 350 participants are already registered and will attend to at least two workshops.

In order to properly organize the session, the committee has created a wiki for presenters. The main purpose is to synchronize with presenters to reduce last minute problems.

Duration and scheduling

Most probably 1.5 hrs + 30min break + 1.5 hrs

  • Tuesday morning - 9:00 to 12:30
  • Tuesday afternoon - 14:00 to 17:30
  • Wednesday afternoon - 13:30 to 17:00

Room Equipment

  • There are 8 desktop PC rooms. So there is one computer available for one/two participant(s).
  • Projector and desktop PC for one presenter
  • Network available : LAN or WLAN
  • 1 printer (Amphipôle)
  • 1 file server (Linux/Samba)

See also the below pdf document (PC specs, number of computers...)

Desktop PCs pre-installation

  • Committee will provide a basic installation of each PC with WinXP SP2 + Text Editor (possibly Crimson Editor, TextPad, ConTEXT)
  • Committee will also make sure each room will be ready for workshops to run immediatly. Therefore we need to know exactly what must be installed.
  • If installing your software is part of your workshop, ask committee to not pre-install the software.
  • All attendees and presenters will have Administrative rights on machines - you're free to install during your workshop.
  • We will schedule two time slots on Monday and Tuesday to access rooms and check that all is ok (Tuesday workshop presenters should use the Monday time slot to check room).

Software requirements

Thanks to previous emails concerning software requirements, we compiled a sofware requirements document that the committee will use :

Note that the committee needs to know the exact software versions required for your workshop (MapServer version, GeoServer version, PHP version, etc.). Please email those to [1], or use the FTP site below to copy your instructions, installers, and workshop documents/data:

Upload your workshop files by September 1st

  • What ? :
    • specific software/data to pre-install/copy on each PC desktop.
    • specific instructions for installation if required
    • workshop documents (committee will print these for you and your attendees)
  • How ? :
    • FTP access : (soon
      • Login/passwd : sent by email
  • When ? :
    • Until Sept 1st
  • Notice :
    • For uploading text/pdf documents and presentation slides, please use the website
login -> My Contributions -> Choose a contribution -> Submit material

Stay tuned !

Probably do we need to make some adjustement, so don't hesitate to send your feedback and requests to

More informations comming soon.