Tyler Mitchell

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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.

Interviews

Workload and Tasks

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

  • Helping coordinate marketing material and presence at FOSS4G. Material for programme, brochures, banners, etc.
  • Continued support for conference planning tools for FOSS4G
  • Completed the Annual Report (hooray!). I've got some printed for sponsors and others who would like to share them.
  • Discussing conference website hosting tools and issues
  • Printing some new T-shirts and banners
  • Finalising 501c3 application process. The lawyer helping us is taking forever to send it.
  • Reviewing vision and effectiveness of organisation with this survey
  • Completed 2007 Financial 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.
  • Reviewing Journal system for preparation of next issue.
  • General ongoing communication.
  • Reviewing US Export rules direction and issues from community projects.

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My OSGeo Blog and personal site and my book: Web Mapping Illustrated (O'Reilly)

Events I'll Be At:

Contact: tmitchell@osgeo.org
Phone: +1-250-303-1831

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 the events that I spoke at or represented OSGeo at since it started:

  • 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
  • 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