Sixteenth VisCom Meeting

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Date and Time

The meeting will be on January 31st, 2007, at 16:00 UTC [[1]]] (8am PST)

The meeting will take place on IRC at #osgeo and as a [conference call].

Standing Agenda

  1. Assign scribe
  2. Roll call
  3. review of previous meeting's minutes and tasks
  4. New Business (below)
  5. Review action items
  6. Set next meeting date
  7. Adjourn


Updating committee membership...

  1. Michael moved to remove Lisa from membership, with a vote of thanks for her earlier contributions, Tyler seconded, all in favour
  2. Michael moved to add Aaron Racicot as a member of Viscom, Tyler seconded, all in favour
  3. Tyler moved to add Nathalie as member of VisCom, Michael seconded, all in favour
  4. Tyler moved to add Perry N. to committee, Arnulf seconded, all in favour, passed

Some questions about how involved other members in committee are likely to be.

Update from Nathalie...

  1. Introducing their work on a project with City of San Francisco, which highlights the use of MapGuide Open Source. They are aiming for a launch on March 7th, 2007.
  2. Answered Nathalie's question re: process for getting news out to public. Consensus is to send items to VisCom list and we'll help direct it for her if there is any doubt.

Event Management discussion...

  1. Michael described tactics for handling events for the next year, as now documented on
  2. Arnulf pointed us back to the Event Owner requirement to help us be effective.
    1. Rough discussion centred around funding levels for various size of event, though it was agreed that larger size does always mean more expensive. He explained the need for better ownership/contact for events.
    2. Agreed that VisCom has a monitoring role over owners.
  3. Discussed some of the 'major events' that have been brought forward, where we need to be proactive to get prepared to cover. Several costs were mentioned: financial costs for booth, etc. but also costs to event owner (time) and volunteer resources (time and money).

more minutes coming...

  • event management
    • what events do we do in a big way this year? how much money?
    • the biggies
      • Where 2.0 (mpg, but needs successor!)
      • Location Intelligence? (Tyler)
      • OSCON (Aaron)
      • FOSS4G (no work for VisCom, which is nice!)
      • Intergeo 2007 (Arnulf?)
    • Medium Events
    • Small Events
      • CalGIS ?
  • Website Visibility
    • header discussion re: colours
  • Newsletter status
  • Booth materials
    • discuss 3rd party booth prep. / organising
  • other drupal calender