Michael Terner

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  • Joined the geo ranks 30+ years ago in the dark ages of GIS on VAX and Prime computers running ARC/INFO v3.0.
  • Undergraduate degree from Tufts University, 1985
  • Seven years in State Government (1985-1991) and first Manager of MassGIS.
  • Masters of City Planning from MIT, 1992
  • Executive Vice President and co-founder of AppGeo, 1991 - 2018.
  • Open source activity started in 2009 in work on National Broadband Map and accelerated after seeing Paul Ramsey's Keynote Speech at MN GIS-LIS Conference in 2009 when it became clear it would be an enduring part of our services practice.
  • First FOSS4G Conference, Denver 2011.
  • Sat on Program Committee for FOSS4G North America, Washington DC, 2012; Minneapolis, MN, 2013; and St. Louis, MO, 2018.
  • Co-chair for Global FOSS4G Boston 2017.
  • OSGeo Charter Member (nominated, 2017)
  • Sponsorship Director for Global FOSS4G Dar es Salaam 2018