FOSS4G is the global and annual conference hosted by OSGeo in venues all around the globe. It attracts the best Open Source geospatial software projects and their developers making it the gathering of the tribes. FOSS4G addresses the needs of users and developers alike and this year intends to also bridge the gap between the suits and the geeks by explaining how the business models can be used to address the needs of small and large organizations alike.
FOSS4G 2012 in Beijing, China
The upcoming FOSS4G 2012 will take place from September 10-15 in Beijing Conference Center, Beijing, China
This is the work environment for the Local Organizing Committee. The main FOSS4G 2012 Web site will soon be available at http://2012.foss4g.org
- Choose Beijing to host FOSS4G 2012
- Exciting Conference Location
- Hosting Organization and Local Community
Interested to help? There are many things where help is needed, so feel free to join forces! First of all please subscribe to the public mailing list.
To keep track of things, see the to-do list.
- Spread word about FOSS4G. Talk to your colleagues, peers and co-workers, more than 2/3 of all attendees have heard about FOSS4G from a friend.
- Update you company internal calendar and add FOSS4G
- Earmark travel funds
If you feel you can do more than just spread word, check out the following list and get going:
- Compare FOSS4G 2011 wiki page with this page and help filing the contents.
- Ask on the Mailing List whenever you have doubts or questions.
- Help setting up and reviewing the official web page contents.
- Contact potential sponsors. This is one of the major source of income for the running of OSGeo.
On Site Venue Logistics
How do we ensure unrestricted Internet access to foreign sites/projects, that may be potentially block by the Great Firewall of China ?
- To communicate to the presenters, ensure presentations and demos are available offline.
- Test the in-China availability of the service of your choice.
- Get some proxies as back-up. If your business or school has VPN/SSH, it should work.
- Avoid the popular SNS tools if you want to reach the locals.
- Ask community members from Chinese Mainland on the mailing list when you're not sure.
For more info, see FOSS4G 2012 Beijing Internet Access.
State of the Map 2012 will be held in Tokyo Japan, where is about 4 hrs flight to Beijing, in 6-8th Sept. just before FOSS4G 2012.