FOSS4G 2014 20131202

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FOSS4G Promotional Material Meeting Hawthorne Lucky Lab December 2, 2013 5:30-8:00

Notes in italic


  • Keep brainstorming and refining ideas
    • Lots of "Portland" theme type material
    • Need to tie in with our visual theme as well, see early concepts list visuals
    • local, organic, unique, handmade/crafted, brewed, beer, bike, DIY, "____ it yourself (map, build, bake, make, compile, brew, pickle, code), (R)/(F)OSS island cement or Foss St OSM for play on words, green, exploding whales, Portlandia, "__________ (tree...) capital of the world", historic white space on historic maps, last "here be dragons" area, historic maps of the PNW in Astoria at Maritime Museum, national archives too
    • International oriented movie with local flair for occasion
    • Remote and local image to put in movie
  • Determine press release timeline and general content
    • December Press release - logo announcement and recap of prior work
    • January - call for papers academic and general
    • February - blasts for submission countdown, review number of submissions, reminder that the last minute submission deadline looms, Call for workshops
    • March - Registration opens, keynotes
    • April - open community comments and voting
    • May - travel tips and accommodations
    • June - draft agenda
    • July - Early registration ends
    • August - Countdown... highlights...
  • Write press releases (we can do several already: VTM, Designer) perhaps outline some others
  • Identify and contact potential media outlets
    • Magazines, industry news sites
      • GeoConnexion, SlashGeo, Directions Magazine, Wired Magazine (Map Section), Position Magazine (,, Baliz-media, Asian surveying and mapping, GIS professional, gaceta tecnologica, GEOInformatics, 3d Visualization World, Sensors and Systems
      • fewer than 6 passes
    • Conferences and events over the next year; local, regional, and international; formal conferences and informal meetups
      • GIA, WA URISA, AGU, AAG, SFO Meetup, OSCON, OSBridge, Local Chapters, CUGOS, FRUGOS, DC, Postgresql, JS
    • blogs, twitter, community email lists, etc
      • Past attendees, gis_info, ORURISA SIGs and Sections that are interested, more individuals listed in Teamwork
    • See also, 2013 Media Sponsor details
  • Decide on video details (i.e. who has a camera, who can film,format, video editing ideas, etc)
    • Darrell has GoPro and tripod, we might want to purchase GoPro SteadyCam
  • Sign up for videos (world's smallest park, bridges, bikes, rivers, boats, going to work, etc). At least, film all PDX-OSGeo'ers who regularly bike to work or around PDX.
    • Bike made for three, bike chains, video frame position (for combining)
  • Add more here...
    • Oregon pronunciation guide - map based (Couch, Willamette, Oregon, Halsey, ...)
    • The Simpsons references?
    • direct flights (Amsterdam, Tokyo, ...)
    • The right Portland (i.e. PDX)
      • ways that you know you are in the right Portland
      • ways that you know you are in the wrong Portland (see also GNIS)
    • tweet coordination with sponsors
    • Percy hats
    • life size fame cutouts?
    • photo with Fred and Carrie (Margo has contacts)
    • GeoLandia

To do