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* Identify mailing list audience and get to them
 
* Identify mailing list audience and get to them
 
* Come up with list of goals for group? Maybe a basic context for user list (list of topics/guidelines).
 
* Come up with list of goals for group? Maybe a basic context for user list (list of topics/guidelines).
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====Strategic Objective====
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Setup a class/training in association with a local hacker space to get people interested in mapping, and start advertising the local OSGeo-PHL name/chapter idea.
  
 
=== Initial User Base ===
 
=== Initial User Base ===
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Software User Groups:
 
Software User Groups:
* http://phillyjug.jsync.com/ - Java UG
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* [http://phillyjug.jsync.com/ Java UG]
* http://www.phillyalt.net/ - .NET UP
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* [http://www.phillyalt.net/ .NET UP]
* http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/PhillyPug/ - Python UG
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* [http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/PhillyPug/ Python UG]
* http://phflex.org/ - Flex UG
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* [http://phflex.org/ Flex UG]
* http://philadelphia.pm.org/ - Pearlmongers
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* [http://philadelphia.pm.org/ Pearlmongers]
* http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/pearstalk/ - Php UG
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* [http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/pearstalk/ Php UG]
* http://ubuntupennsylvania.org/ - Ubuntu UG
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* [http://www.meetup.com/phillyphp/ Php Meetup]
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* [http://ubuntupennsylvania.org/ Ubuntu UG]
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* [http://www.xmlphilly.org/ Philadelphia XML Users' Group]
  
 
Other OS Users:
 
Other OS Users:
* Drupal
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* [http://groups.drupal.org/philadelphia-area Drupal Philadelphia] [http://www.drupaldelphia.com/ DrupalCamp, Philadelphia]
* DotNetNuke
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* [http://afroweekly.com/ DotNetNuke UG]
* Plone
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* <del>[http://plone.org/support/local-user-groups Plone]</del> not in philly
* Mambo/Joomla
 
  
 
Other Professional Organizations:
 
Other Professional Organizations:
* Urban Planning
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* Urban Planning -- in Philly?  Who are they?
 
* Architecture
 
* Architecture
 
* Geography
 
* Geography
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Social Networks:
 
Social Networks:
* LinkedIn
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* Facebook page?
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* <del>Facebook</del>
 
* Meetup.com?
 
* Meetup.com?
  
 
Other Lists:
 
Other Lists:
* PANMA
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* [http://www.Hive76.org Hive76 Hackerspace]
* Make:Philly
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* [http://www.panma.org/ PANMA]
* Hacktory
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* [http://www.makephilly.com/ Make:Philly]
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* [http://thehacktory.org/ Hacktory]
  
 
== Membership ==
 
== Membership ==
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== Contact Information ==
 
== Contact Information ==
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LinkedIn:
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* [http://www.linkedin.com/groups?about=&gid=2104662&trk=anet_ug_grppro Unofficial OSGeo Philadelphia Group]
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Facebook:
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* [http://www.facebook.com/groups.php?ref=sb#/group.php?gid=101329893773 Unofficial OSGeo Philadelphia Group]
 
Mailing list:
 
Mailing list:
 
* [mailto:philadelphia@lists.osgeo.org philadelphia@lists.osgeo.org]
 
* [mailto:philadelphia@lists.osgeo.org philadelphia@lists.osgeo.org]

Latest revision as of 20:13, 17 September 2009

Philadephia Local Chapter

The Philadelphia chapter of OSGeo is based on the user group around metropolitan Philadelphia.

The Philadelphia chapter is a proposed chapter of OSGeo, seeking out a critical mass of users prior to formal Chapter incorporation.

History

Started: November, 2008 at Chapter House coffee shop.

Mission

The OSGeo Philadelphia Chapter strives to provide support for local users of Open Source Geospatial software, and to promote the goals and projects of the Open Source Geospatial Foundation. The Chapter is focused on the Philadelphia metropolitan region of the United States. The group plans to host meetings providing networking, support and educational opportunities to the local members.

Events

OSGeo Philadelphia Event calendar: HTML ICAL

Continuing Goals

  • Advocate for the use of Open Source GIS at regional and state levels
  • Help act as a breeding ground for new projects
  • Serve as starting point/meetup resource for geospatial software discussions.

In a perfect world, we would like to see OSGeo-PHL as:

  • A meeting place for Software Developers to gather and discuss FOSS4G technologies.
  • Meetings could be facilitated by members who are interested in specific OS Geo projects/goals.
  • Meetings could be opportunities for members to participate in code sprints.

Notes on meetings: they should be presented as opportunities for both learners and doers. Learning a technology can be 1/2 the meeting time, and coding can be the remainder. Meetings should be advertised as 2-in-1, for example: Today we are listening to a presentation on OpenLayers for an hour. Following that, we will be coding on member projects or OSGeo projects for about an hour. Following that will be socialization at a nearby pub. Come for the learning, come for the coding, come for the beer, or come for all of them.

Near Term Goals

  • Set up mailing list
  • IRC room, meeting time
  • Set up OSGeo PHL event calendar
  • Identify mailing list audience and get to them
  • Come up with list of goals for group? Maybe a basic context for user list (list of topics/guidelines).

Strategic Objective

Setup a class/training in association with a local hacker space to get people interested in mapping, and start advertising the local OSGeo-PHL name/chapter idea.

Initial User Base

Commercial:

Software User Groups:

Other OS Users:

Other Professional Organizations:

  • Urban Planning -- in Philly? Who are they?
  • Architecture
  • Geography
  • Open Data
  • Conservation
  • Environmental
  • Recreation
  • Campaigning

Social Networks:

  • LinkedIn
  • Facebook
  • Meetup.com?

Other Lists:

Membership

2 total.

Contact Information

LinkedIn:

Facebook:

Mailing list:

IRC:

Founders:

  • Michael McLarnon: mmclar [at] gmail [dot] com
  • David Zwarg