Quebec Chapter Report 2011
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Quebec Local Chapter Report for 2011
- Contact name: Daniel Morissette (for the Quebec Local Chapter Steering Committee)
- Organized the Montreal OSGeo Code Sprint on March 15-18, 2011. This event was a great success with 29 OSGeo project developers and contributors from North America and Europe meeting face to face to work on half a dozen OSGeo project for four days. Read more in the wiki and in this blog article.
- Held local meetings around the province:
- March 14, 2011: OSGeo-Qc 5 à 7 in Montreal, before the OSGeo Code Sprint.
- October 11, 2011: OSGeo-Qc 5 à 7 in Montreal, right after WhereCamp Mtl and before the opening of Geomatics 2011
- November 9, 2011: OSGeo-Qc 5 à 7 in Quebec City
- Decision to organize a second edition of Rendez-vous OSGeo-Quebec in 2012, in collaboration with Vision Geomatique as was done in 2010.
- Creation of a legal entity for the local chapter: OSGEO-QUEBEC was officially incorporated as a Quebec nonprofit organization on 2011-01-27, with the 5 members of the local chapter's steering committee as directors.
- Elections for the Quebec Local Chapter Steering Committee took place between Nov. 28 and Dec 13, 2011. The current steering committee members for 2011-2012 are:
- Daniel Morissette (2008-2012)
- Thierry Badard (2008-2012)
- Simon Mercier (2009-2013)
- Daniel Pilon (2010-2012)
- Jean-Denis Giguère (2011-2013)
Areas for Improvement
- There continues to be growing interest for Open Source Geospatial software (and data) in Quebec, we had a great start in the past years and especially with our very successful Rendez-vous OSGeo-Quebec in 2010, and now that we set the bar high we need to keep the momentum going.
Opportunities to Help
- Rendez-vous OSGeo Quebec 2012 offers lots of opportunities for people interested in contributing:
- Join the organizing committee
- Answer the upcoming call for presentations and share your work with your peers
- Help with specific tasks
- Register for the event and join us in Saguenay in October!
Outlook for 2012
- The main activity of 2012 will be the Rendez-vous OSGeo-Quebec 2012 (October 17-18)
- We will also continue to hold local meetings ("5 à 7") around the province with 2-3 15 minute presentations each time