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* FOSS4G 2011 - Denver
* FOSS4G 2011 - Denver
== Interviews & Articles ==
== Interviews, Articles & Presentations ==
* [http://uiwapmds01.nottingham.ac.uk/QCSPlace/ondemand/Events11/f69b474cf6b73c89970095e15a/run.htm Video presentation] at OSGIS Nottingham, June 2011.
* Article in Open Source Business Resource journal: [http://osbr.ca/ojs/index.php/osbr/article/view/851/820 Reassuring End Users Of Open Source: The OSGeo Example], Mar 2009
* Article in Open Source Business Resource journal: [http://osbr.ca/ojs/index.php/osbr/article/view/851/820 Reassuring End Users Of Open Source: The OSGeo Example], Mar 2009
* My interview with [http://georezo.net/blog/geolibre/2009/10/12/interview-tyler-mitchell-au-service-de-la-communaute-spatiale-open-source/ Yves Jacolin], Oct 2009
* My interview with [http://georezo.net/blog/geolibre/2009/10/12/interview-tyler-mitchell-au-service-de-la-communaute-spatiale-open-source/ Yves Jacolin], Oct 2009

Revision as of 07:16, 19 July 2011

Hi, welcome to Tyler Mitchell's user page. I work as Executive Director at OSGeo and am always interested in learning about anything you are using open source geospatial software for. If you would like to meet, my upcoming events list will tell you if I'll be near by. Otherwise, please drop me an email and introduce yourself. This page also follows some of my current tasks and thoughts.


I'm planning to be at the following events. If you are there too, please look me up:

  • FOSS4G 2011 - Denver

Interviews, Articles & Presentations

Workload and Tasks

Recent and current items I'm working on (biggest time items highlighted)...

  • Various tasks as OSGeo Secretary
  • Helping journal volume 6
  • Reviewing insurance options with broker
  • Replacing conference call system
  • 501c3 application response in March
  • Reviewing vision and effectiveness of organisation with this survey
  • Completed 2009 finance reports
  • Reviewing marketing communication strategy document and reading up on long term planning processes.
  • Also been handling finances for invoicing, expenses and general bookkeeping and reporting.
  • General ongoing communication.

Contact: tmitchell@osgeo.org
Phone: +1-250-303-1831 {{#umSetParam: -121|52|Williams Lake, Canada|Tyler Mitchell|Tyler Mitchell}}

Discussion and Debate

Here are a few items that have come up for consideration or debate and that can use some further discussion:

  • Organisation Direction - developing a vision for 2008/2009, including expanded programmes, budgets, performance metrics, etc.
  • Conference Committee
    • developing policy for 3rd Party delivered, OSGeo-branded events (e.g. "Teach-in")
    • making more decisions about, and supporting, the system to be used by FOSS4G events
    • Committee has been pretty quiet, does it need a boost or more volunteers?
  • Marketing
    • develop promotional material for use at events. Pre-printing and maybe some professional polish needed. Next steps being discussed on marketing list.
    • new logo is almost ready and to be slowly rolled out. Some recommendations against this change, though some strong support for it too.
  • FOSS4G 2008
    • Various event planning to be started soon: OSGeo booth, AGM, Board meeting, ED face-to-face, OSGeo presentations and more
  • Journal
    • could use an associate editor to help run the system/process

Past Events

Here are some of the events that I spoke at or represented OSGeo at since it started:

  • FOSS4G 2010, Barcelona, Spain, September 6-9, 2010
  • OSGIS, Nottingham, UK, June 21-23, 2010
  • OSGeo Rendezvous Quebec - by video
  • WAURISA, Tacoma, Washington, April 19-21, 2010
  • GIS In Action, Portland, Oregon, April 14-17, 2010
  • FOSS4G 2009 - Sydney, Australia - October 20-23, 2009
  • WhereCamp5280 - Denver, USA - August 14-15, 2009
  • Mil-OSS 2009 - Atlanta, USA - August 12-13, 2009
  • First Open Source GIS UK Conference - Nottingham, UK - June 22nd, 2009
  • For personal reasons I had to cancel attendance at a few events in 2008...
  • University of Edinburgh lecture - Edinburgh, May 4, 2008
  • 1Spatial Conference and OSGeo UK Meetup May 2008 - London/Stansted, April 29-May 1, 2008
  • II Jornadas de SIG Libre, Girona, Spain, March 3-5, 2008 (invited keynote, video recorded)
    • Including pre/post-event meetings with Local Chapter, gvSIG team, FreeGIS book team and others in Madrid and Valencia
  • Kansai Open Forum, Osaka, Japan, 9 November, 2007
    • Including follow-up repeat of presentations in Tokyo, Japan, 12 November, 2007
    • I was even able to sign a few books at the O'Reilly.jp office
  • III Encontro Nacional de Usuários MapServer (site offline), May 9-11, Brasilia, Brazil, 2007 (invited keynote)
    • Various pre/post-event meetings as well
  • FOSS4G 2007, Victoria, Canada, 24-27 September, 2007 (keynote, organiser, BOF, AGM)
  • Location Intelligence, San Francisco, USA, 17-18 April, 2007 (booth, presentation in OSGeo session)
  • Autodesk University conference, Las Vegas, USA, 27-30 November, 2006 (booth, BOF)
  • FOSS4G 2006, Lausanne, Switzerland (booth, BOFs)
  • Where 2.0 2006, San Francisco, USA (booth, BOFs)

For other events that had or will have some OSGeo representation (presenters, attendees, workshops, etc.) events see this wiki page, this wiki category and the upcoming events list here on OSGeo.org