FOSS4G 2009 Volunteers

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There are a number tasks at the conference where we will need extra hands. If you expect that you will be able to help out at times during the conference, then please add you name against the specific tasks here. If you are volunteering, please share your contact details with the coordinator.


Presentation Coordinators

Contact Person: Harley Prowse <<HarleyP AT geobiz . co . nz>>

Presentation Coordinators are required to provide the following duties:

  • Be in your designated room 10-15 minutes prior to the first presentation beginning.
  • Ensure that each presentation does not go over the allotted time: 30 minutes including time for questions and hand over.
  • Introduce each presentation to the audience - Presenters name, organisation and presentation title is sufficient. Details for each presentation, presenter and their bio's are on the FOSS4G2009 website.
  • Provide subtle guidance to the presenter when they have 5 minutes left of their alloted time slot.
  • Have on hand a phone and the Arinex contact details for any AV assistance/requirements
  • Coordinator briefing notes can be found here [[1]]

Date Time Slot Parkside Auditorium Parkside 110A Parkside G02 Parkside G03 Parkside G04
21/10/2009 09:00-10:30 Cameron Shorter N\A N\A N\A N\A
21/10/2009 11:00-12:00 Cameron Shorter Anne Fitzgerald or Bruce Bannerman Andrea Antonello Jeff Hamm
21/10/2009 13:00-14:30 Jeroen Ticheler Daniel Morissette Shoaib Burq Tutorial Justin Deoliveira
21/10/2009 15:00-16:30 Tim Schaub Jody Garnett Hanko Rubach Tutorial Harley Prowse
22/10/2009 8:30-10:00 Geoff Zeiss N\A N\A N\A N\A
22/10/2009 10:30-12:00 Satish Sankaran Julien-Samuel Lacroix Tutorial Tutorial Thierry Badard
22/10/2009 13:00-14:30 Simon Hope Arnulf Christl Tutorial Tutorial Raj Singh
22/10/2009 15:00-16:30 Raj Singh Katrina Sewell Tutorial Tutorial Thierry Badard
23/10/2009 08:30-10:00 Brad Spencer Jody Garnett Tutorial Tutorial Venkatesh Raghavan
23/10/2009 10:30-12:00 Cameron Shorter Simon Hope Tutorial Tutorial Raj Singh
23/10/2009 13:00-14:30 Bruce Bannerman Venkatesh Raghavan

Refer to program at:

Jody Garnett has offered to act as back up for Parkside 110A as he will be in the room for Demo Theatre reasons anyway.

General Dogs-Body

"I'll do anything, anywhere, anytime, so long as I still get to see all the presentations."

Activity organisors will be calling on these people as we get closer to the event.


  • Simon O'Keefe
  • .

Stuffing Conference delegate bags

Coordinator: Bruce Bannerman <<bruce dot bannerman dot osgeo at gmail dot com>>

   Thanks for Volunteering everyone!

When: 9am on Monday 19th October.

Where: Sydney Convention and Exhibition Center

  • Parkside G04, on Ground level. In the Parkside Foyer on level one, there are some escalators near the Auditorium which lead down to G04.

See you all there.


  • David Jonglez (confirmation one month before event).
  • Tyler Mitchell
  • Volker Mische (I might be late as my flight arrives that morning)
  • Michael Smith
  • John Reid
  • Benjamin Chartier (like Volker Mische I may be late)
  • Lorenzo Becchi
  • Byron Cochrane
  • Andrea Antonello
  • Silvia Franceschi

Workshop tear down

Contact Person: Mark Leslie << mark DOT leslie AT lisasoft DOT com >>

We need to move computers after the workshops to make way for the Installfest.

When: Tuesday 20 October, after the workshops.

Where: In workshop rooms.

Coordinator: Mark Leslie


  • Simon O'Keefe
  • Andrea Antonello
  • Silvia Franceschi
  • Lorenzo Becchi (if not in any meeting for FOSS4G2010)
  • Jeff McKenna (if not in any meeting for FOSS4G2010)
  • Yoichi Kayama
  • Daniel Kastl (if not needed at the booth)

OSGeo Booth

Contact Person: Tyler or Bruce

   Thanks for Volunteering everyone!

We need people to help 'man' (or is that 'person ;-) ) the OSGeo Booth during FOSS4G-2009.

The booth will be a centre of activity and you will get to meet a lot of the OSGeo personalities.

Please volunteer for a half hour session, or two, or three...

  • Lorenzo Becchi will stay at the OSGeo Booth most of the time. Escaping only for a couple of presentations or special meetings.
  • Arnulf Christl will stay at the OSGeo Booth most of the time. Escaping only for his own presentations and to moderate a session.
  • Cameron Shorter, plans to position himself for most of the conference at the OSGeo booth, switching hats between OSGeo, FOSS4G chair, and LISAsoft (LISAsoft has sponsored the charging station next to OSGeo's booth)
  • LISAsoft intends to provide 2 employees for the booth at all times, Mark Leslie, Jody Garnett and Jim Groffen will also be distracted with workshops and the demo theatre, Lee Hughes, Juliet Lin and Terry Collins will be covering.

Date Time Slot
21/10/2009 10:15-10:45 Tyler Mitchell Brent Wood
21/10/2009 11:45-12:15 Tyler Mitchell Bruce Bannerman
21/10/2009 12:15-12:45 Jeff McKenna Brent Wood
21/10/2009 14:15-14:45 Tyler Mitchell Bruce Bannerman
21/10/2009 15:30-16:30 Marco Ciolli
22/10/2009 09:45-10:15 Tyler Mitchell Bruce Bannerman
22/10/2009 11:45-12:15 Venkatesh Raghavan Brent Wood
22/10/2009 12:15-12:45 Tyler Mitchell Bruce Bannerman
22/10/2009 14:15-14:45 Tyler Mitchell Brent Wood
23/10/2009 09:45-10:15 Tyler Mitchell Bruce Bannerman
23/10/2009 11:45-12:15 Venkatesh Raghavan Brent Wood
23/10/2009 12:15-12:45 Tyler Mitchell Bruce Bannerman
23/10/2009 14:15-14:45 Tyler Mitchell Brent Wood