FOSS4G 2019 BirdsOfAFeather

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Introduction

Birds of a Feather (BoF) sessions are unstructured timeslots where people can self-organise themselves to discuss topics of interest.

General Information

During the FOSS4G 2019 conference in Bucharest, there will be a number of spaces for people to hold Birds of a Feather sessions.

For reference, an overview of the FOSS4G schedule is available at https://2019.foss4g.org/schedule/outline/.

How to organize a BOF

BoF sessions are informal gatherings of people around a specific topic. BoF's can be held in: BoF rooms or taken off-site for breakfast, lunch or dinner!

While FOSS4G is provide space, but the setting up a bird-of-feather meetup is done informally using this wiki, twitter, or on site BoF board.

Capacities

The BoF sessions rooms are available after regular parallel session times (setup theater style) in the InterContinental Hotel.

  • Ronda Ballroom (450 people);
  • Fortuna Vest (80 people);
  • Fortuna Est (80 people);
  • Rapsodia Ballroom (220 people);
  • Opera (70 people);
  • Opereta (40 people);
  • Simfonia (30 people);
  • Menuet (50 people);
  • Hora (45 people);
  • Coral (30 people).

We will put a BoF organizing board next to the lounge for on site organization.

FOSS4G Contact

Reach out to https://twitter.com/foss4g on twitter, or mailto:foss4g2019@lists.osgeo.org via email.

Wednesday 28 August (18:00 - 19:30)

Ronda Ballroom (1st floor)

OSGeo Charter Member

  • Description: Are you a charter member? Then come to this BoF to talk about what we do as Charter Members!
  • Person to contact: Vicky Vergara

Who is coming:

  • Vicky Vergara

Fortuna Est (21st floor)

OPEN SCIENCE AND NEW TECHNOLOGIES FORUM AT IPSRS 2020 CONGRESS

  • Description: The BOF is aimed at organizing the OSGeo Forum that will held at the ISPRS Congress 2020 (http://www.isprs2020-nice.com/) in June 2020
  • Persons to contact: Maria Antonia Brovelli (maria.brovelli@polimi.it) and Serena Coetzee (serena.coetzee@up.ac.za)

Who is coming:

  • Moritz Lennert

Rapsodia Ballroom (1st floor)

GeoForAll meeting

  • Description: The aim of the BOF is to connect with members of GeoForAll labs and other educators.
  • Person to contact: Andreea Marin (andreeamarin19@gmail.com) and Victoria Rautenbach (victoria.rautenbach@gmail.com)

Who is coming:

  • Cameron Green
  • Andreea Marin
  • Zoltan Siki

Opera (2nd floor)

MapServer

  • Description: An opportunity for users and devs to get together for a general discussions about MapServer's past, present and future.
  • Person to contact: Seth Girvin and Daniel Morissette

Who is coming:

  • Seth Girvin
  • Daniel Morissette
  • Lars Schylberg
  • Even Rouault
  • Michael Smith
  • Mathieu Coudert
  • Stephan Meißl
  • Add your name

Opereta (2nd floor)

Catalog

  • Description:

- Metasearch; what are the expected/agreed best practices to link to OGC services from a Dublin Core metadata record, so metasearch is able to activate add-to-map button? Is it possible to specify a specific layer in the service so metasearch will not display the capabilities-layer-selection.

- OGC API Catalog (AKA Cat 4) in OGC, MetaSearch, pyGeoAPI, GeoNetwork, Geoserver, deegree

- Catalogs typically use OGC services to provide data previews of listed datasets. OGC is creating a batch of new OGC-API standards which will likely impact catalogs. Many catalogs delegate to OpenLayers and JSONIX to communicate to OGC services. To hear is the status of OpenLayers and JSONIX about ideas on new OGC API's

  • Person to contact: Tom Kralidis, Paul van Genuchten

Who is coming:

  • Paul
  • Tom
  • Antonio
  • Angelos

Simfonia (2nd floor)

GRASS GIS new website

  • Description: Small meeting to discuss about the new GRASS GIS website and plan/split further tasks
  • Person to contact: Veronica Andreo (veroandreo@gmail.com)

Who is coming:

  • Nicolas Bozon
  • Veronica Andreo
  • ...

Menuet (2nd floor)

OpenMapTiles

  • Description: Discussion about OpenMapTiles project - meeting of contributors, users and all the people interested.
  • Person to contact: Eva Jelinkova

Who is coming:

  • Eva Jelinkova
  • Dalibor Janak

Hora (21st floor)

Travel Grant Program participants' session

  • Description: This session is dedicated to the FOSS4G 2019 TGP participants.
  • Person to contact: Olimpia Copăcenaru

Who is coming:

  • Olimpia Copăcenaru
  • Muhammad Hasan Mustafa
  • Rosa Maria Aguilar de Archila
  • Katre Kasemägi
  • Jordan Steven Bates
  • Tanmoy Chakraborty
  • Md Reaid Alam
  • Madelijn Madelief Bazen
  • Akintunde Opeyemi Kuye
  • Hamidreza Ostadabbas
  • Anthonia Ijeoma Onyeahialam
  • Cláudia Morais Viana
  • Candan Eylül Kilsedar
  • Brenda Ayo
  • Ivan Rykin
  • Caroline Akoth Otiwa
  • Sharon Adhiambo Omoja
  • Céline Lorraine Jacquin
  • Gladys Adjei
  • Anne Akinyi Aol
  • Sidorela Uku
  • Gorica Bratić
  • Stefan Jovanovic
  • Besfort Guri
  • Vesna Tunguz
  • Lukáš Bezrouk
  • Ana-Ioana Breaban
  • Iuliia Danylenko
  • Marko Kažić
  • Brunilda Licaj
  • Erviola Konomi

Coralle (2nd floor)

GeoServer Flock (18:00-19:00)

  • Description: Meet GeoServer enthusiasts from all backgrounds for stories, discussion, and GeoServer Q&A.
  • Person to contact: Jody Garnett

Who is coming:

  • Jody Garnett
  • Gert-Jan van der Weijden
  • Andrea Aime

GeoServer Demos (19:00-19:30)

  • Description: Got a great GeoServer example? Share and learn ...
  • Person to contact: Jody Garnett

Who is coming:

  • Jody Garnett
  • Andrea Aime

Thursday 29 August (18:00 - 19:30)

Ronda Ballroom (1st floor)

OSGeo Members

  • Description: Are you a member of OSGeo, come and talk about what members do in OSGeo
  • Person to contact: Vicky Vergara

Who is coming:

  • Vicky Vergara
  • Zoltan Siki

Fortuna Vest (21st floor)

Open Source Cartography and Mapping (18:00-19:30)

  • Description: Making open source look good with QGIS, GeoStyler, GeoServer and more ...
  • Person to contact: Jody Garnett

Who is coming:

  • Jody Garnett
  • Andrea Aime
  • Gert-Jan (depending on the exact planning of the "FOSS4G-Europe 2020" BoF)

Fortuna Est (21st floor)

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Rapsodia Ballroom (1st floor)

Women in Geospatial - What skills will matter in FOSS4G?

This session highlights different aspects of essential skills in order to build up a successful career in FOSS4G. Besides an inspirational talk from Maria Brovelli, the Queen of FOSS4G, we will have a panel discussion with geospatial experts and FOSS4G enthusiasts discussing essential career skills across the career ladder.

Additionally, some community efforts such as the newly founded Women in Geospatial network and the GeoChicasOSM network are presented.

This session is organised by Women in Geospatial network and we invite everyone to this session (men and women), who would like to join us in discussing different career development paths in the FOSS4G domain.

Programme

Time Title Presenter
18:00-18:05 Welcome and setting the scene Julia Wagemann
18:05-18:10 Women in Geospatial Julia Wagemann
18:10-18:15 GeoChicas OSM Celine Jacquin
18:15-18:30 "From an old Queen to young Princesses, Frogs and Princes" Maria Brovelli
18:30-19:20 Panel discussion on "Careers in FOSS4G - Which skills will matter?" Moderator: Joana Kamenova,

Panelists:

  • Maria Brovelli
  • Athina Trakas
  • Astrid Emde
  • Laura Mugeha
  • Celine Jacquin
  • Maria Arias de Reyna
  • Maria Bellesteros
19:20-19:30 Q&A and Wrap-up Julia Wagemann


Who is coming

  • Julia Wagemann (Contact person for this session)
  • Malena Libman
  • Ilie Codrina
  • Maria Brovelli
  • Athina Trakas
  • Astrid Emde
  • Laura Mugeha
  • Celine Jacquin
  • Maria Arias de Reyna
  • Maria Bellesteros
  • Joana Kamenova
  • Carmen Díez
  • Cristina Vrînceanu
  • ...

Opera (2nd floor)

Mapillary Q&A Session (12:45-14:00)

  • Description: Mapillary will be available during lunch for all questions on street-level imagery, computer vision, mobile apps, OpenStreetMap integrations and anything else that may interest you.
  • Person to contact: Edoardo Neerhut, Christopher Beddow, Ovidiu Voda - All in the Attendify app

Who is coming:

  • Add your name

Opereta (2nd floor)

FOSS4G-Europe 2020

Who is coming:

Simfonia (2nd floor)

Google Code-in

  • Description: Meetup for Google Code-in mentors and students to discuss challenges and opportunities for the 2019 GCI.
  • Person to contact: Victoria Rautenbach (victoria.rautenbach@gmail.com)

Who is coming:

  • Cameron Green
  • Add your name

Menuet (2nd floor)

Deep Learning for Earth Observation

  • Description:

Deep Learning for EO is already there. But how can we go further ?

Few leads:

- High Quality Geographical OpenDataSet 
- DL for EO Frameworks best practices and convergence
- Reducing CO2 footprint
- EO Data Cube 
- Interoperabilty with GIS tools
- [bring your owns]

  • Person to contact: Olivier Courtin @o_courtin

Who is coming:

  • Olivier Courtin

Hora (21st floor)

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Coral (2nd floor)

GeoTIFF (.js)

  • Description: Discussion about remote GeoTIFF exploitation and geotiff.js
  • Person to contact: Fabian Schindler (@__fschindler__)

Who is coming: