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OSGeo Member
Name: Andrea Ross Andrea6.jpg
Job Title: Director
Company: LocationTech
City: Ottawa
State: Ontario
Country: Canada
Local Chapter: Ottawa Chapter
Email: andrea DOT ross AT eclipse DOT org
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Personal Description : Andrea Ross has worked with open technologies and open communities for most of the last 20 years. Her roles during that time involved developing healthcare, telecom, database, and geospatial systems. Currently, as Director of Ecosystem Development for the Eclipse Foundation, nurturing open communities is what she does for a living. Andrea is a founder and inaugural Director of LocationTech.
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OSGeo Experience and Roles:

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Andrea Ross

Andrea Ross

Location: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Andrea Ross is Director of Ecosystem Development at the Eclipse Foundation, an independent not-for-profit foundation supporting a large community of open source projects. She is also one of the founders of LocationTech, an ecosystem of R&D collaborators focusing on open source location aware technologies. Andrea is an award winning software architect and technology leader with more than 20 years experience.

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  • Charter member since 2008
  • Conference Chair for FOSS4G NA 2015
  • Conference Producer for FOSS4G NA 2015 and FOSS4G NA 2016
  • FOSS4G bid team member for Washington D.C. 2014, Ottawa 2017, Philadelphia 2017
  • Conference Chair for Geocamp 2008, 2009, 2010
  • Sponsor for FOSS4G 2009, 2013, 2014, Code sprint 2015, GDAL/OGR, OSGeo itself for a few years and many other things.
  • Recorded and hosted videos from FOSS4G 2009, FOSS4G 2011, Rendez-Vous OSGeo Quebec, FOSS4G 2011, FOSS4G 2013, FOSS4G NA 2015, and FOSS4G NA 2016.
  • Led team to develop Ingres' OGC compliant geospatial support in the core DBMS which included contributions to multiple OSGeo projects
  • Also led team to add support for Ingres geospatial in Mapserver, Geoserver, GDAL/OGR, ESRI's ArcGIS, and other software
  • Long time member in the Ottawa Chapter Local Chapter

Other relevant experience

  • Producer & helpful elf for FedGeoDay, a 1 day conference focused on open source geospatial use in the U.S. Federal Government.
  • Co-founder & helpful elf for the LocationTech Tour, a global series of federated events open & welcoming to all open source geospatial technologies & initiatives
  • Co-founder & helpful elf for various intern programs such as UCOSP, Open Academy, etc. Approximately 200+ interns worked on open source geospatial projects.
  • Frequent speaker at various events around the world encouraging people to get involved in the ecosystem
Email: andrea DOT ross AT eclipse DOT org
Twitter: @42aross
LinkedIn: aross
Blog: 42aross
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Profile last updated
10 October 2015