New Member Nominations 2019
The Charter Member nomination (part of the Election 2019) will be open from 2019-09-23 to 2019-10-20 (4 weeks). This list of nominees is maintained by the Chief Returning Officer (email@example.com). This page is write protected and can only be edited by SysOps.
|#||Nominee Name||Country||Positive attributes||Nominated by|
|1||Daniel Silk||New Zealand||I would like to nominate Daniel Silk as a Charter Member of OSGeo. Building on a history of professional engagement with open geospatial through his work with LINZ, Daniel has played a crucial role in establishing OSGeo Oceania and the FOSS4G SotM Oceania conference series over the last 2 years. As conference chair this year, he has demonstrated a strong work ethic, great teamwork skills, and empathy, effectively bringing together an engaged team. He's an exemplary leader, and will be an asset to OSGeo.||John Bryant|
|2||Narcélio de Sá||Brazil||Narcélio is a Geographer, Open Source Geek, QGIS Brazil Community Coordinator, enthusiast and volunteer mapper OpenStreetMap, having contributed to many projects/disasters. He has been a great supporter and promoter of Open Source GIS in Brazil through his blog, youtube and presentations at events.||Fernando Quadro|
|3||Felipe Sodré Barros||Brazil||Felipe is a geographer and Open Source GIS enthusiast through his support of the QGIS Brazil Community, GeoCast a GIS YouTube channel, as well as supporting both the reorganization of the Brazilian chapter and the initiative to bring FOSS4G Global 2021 to Argentina.||Fernando Quadro|
|9||Carmen Tawalika||Germany||Carmen jumped into "cold water", when she agreed to take over the organisation of the workshops for FOSS4G 2016, and undoubtedly she did a great job. After several contributions (workshops and talks) at FOSSGIS conferences (the local german speaking FOSS4G-conference), she held her first talk on a FOSS4G this year in Bucharest. In her job, Carmen is an active contributor to several Open Source Geo-projects (check out her Github profile), at least she is one of the main contributors to the OSGeo community project "actinia". In my eyes, there is no doubt, that Carmen believes in the general goals of our foundation and also is willing to continue to contribute positively towards our goals, as she already did in the past. Having Carmen as a charter member will also benefit OSGeo's diversity.||Till Adams|
|8||Tom Armitage||UK||Long-term Scottish QGIS user group co-chair and co-chair of FOSS4GUK 2019, Tom has many years' experience teaching and training QGIS in academic institutions. He also freely shares material via http://learngis.uk, and actively encourages inclusivity and diversity at geo-events. Under his joint chairing, FOSS4GUK 2019 made a huge step up in diversity from previous years, with only one out of four keynotes a white man, and the offer of on-site childcare and childcare grants, all explicitly backed by a major sponsor. Tom is also a great speaker, giving perhaps the best talk at FOSS4GUK 2017 in the cartography stream, and has run FOSS4GUK workshops in the past. He will be a great advocate for FOSS4G as a charter member of OSGeo.||Tom Chadwin