[talk-au] [Aust-NZ] FOSS4G-ANZ? - Doodle pole for kickoff meeting

Cameron Shorter cameron.shorter at gmail.com
Wed Nov 22 19:22:03 UTC 2017


Hi all,

For those interested in being involved in a FOSS4G-ANZ conference for 
2018, I've set up a Doodle pole for a kickoff meeting next week. Please 
let us know when you are available.

https://doodle.com/poll/s3vdegqcqrdbxq4w

Meeting location: irc://freenode.net#osgeo

Primary email list: https://lists.osgeo.org/mailman/listinfo/aust-nz

Agenda (extending John Bryan's agenda):
-form a committee & determine 'rules of engagement' (how do we work 
together as a group?)
-broadly scope the event, determine key details (what is it? when is it?)
* How many days?
* Venue type?
* Target size?
* Target cost?
* Program?
* What location? (how we select it)
-select communication forum(s): email list, wiki, meeting times
-nominate and save the date
-plot out a schedule for the planning process
-identify, and begin engaging with, key stakeholders
* Potential bodies to manage finances: SSSI, OSGeo, OSM State of the 
Map, other
* Potential champions: LINZ, GA, CSIRO,
-begin spreading the word!

Agenda (extending John Bryan's agenda):
-form a committee & determine 'rules of engagement'
-broadly scope the event
* How many days?
* Venue type?
* Target size?
* Target cost?
* Program?
* What location?
-select communication forum(s): email list, wiki, meeting times
-nominate and save the date
-plot out a schedule for the planning process
-identify, and begin engaging with, key stakeholders


Re setting up FOSS4G conferences, the OSGeo Conference Committee has 
been building up a cookbook over the years. It is not complete, but is a 
starting point:
https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/FOSS4G_Handbook

Cheers, Cameron

On 22/11/17 9:19 pm, John Bryant wrote:
> Hi all, I can see the below message on the online version of the 
> thread, but it didn't come through to my email. I see it was posted 
> early this morning, but I couldn't see it online until this evening. 
> In case I'm not the only one who didn't get it, I'll paste it here:
>
>     Apologies for the cross posting, but I figured it was worth making
>     sure a few key people/groups are aware of this discussion.
>
>     I second Daniel's comments.
>
>     As an intro, I work at NIWA and have been active in the NZ FOSS
>     GIS community for some years (QGIS, Postgis, Geonetwork, GMT,
>     GDAL, etc...), and a semi-regular at FOSS4G when I can.
>     There are a few events that this could link in with, and a few
>     local SIGs & forums that may also be interested, but if
>     TechnologyOne are interested in linking this to their QGIS
>     workshops, I think that would be an ideal start, possibly even in
>     both countries??
>
>     Some other NZ groups/events we could perhaps work with:
>
>     NZ Spatial Excellence awards
>     Horizons Regional GIS forum
>     NZOSA
>     ALGIM
>     NZ Emerging Spatial Professionals
>     ...
>
>     My time & availability is limited, but very happy to help where I
>     can to progress this.
>
>
>     Brent Wood
>
>
> On 21 November 2017 at 22:50, Alex Leith <alexgleith at gmail.com 
> <mailto:alexgleith at gmail.com>> wrote:
>
>     Hi Daniel and others
>
>     I think that sounds like a good plan, alternating between NZ and AU.
>
>     Responding to Jeff, it's fantastic to know that OSGeo is
>     supportive. And my earlier comments around 'organisation' really
>     are around how we can have an account and seed funding to start
>     from. I think doing that through an existing organisation sounds
>     way better than creating an entity.
>
>     Regarding John's steps, I think this is just about right.
>     Somewhere in there needs to be the organising of a relationship
>     with a body that can handle the money, though. Once we've got a
>     bit of a prospectus, I can talk to SSSI, potentially. Are there
>     other organisations may be interested?
>
>     And again, I agree with John, so let's try to arrange some kind of
>     video meeting soon. I suggest the week after next, so 5 or 6 of Dec.
>
>     Regards,
>
>     Alex
>
>
>
>     On Tue, 21 Nov 2017 at 22:18 dwsilk <dsilk at linz.govt.nz
>     <mailto:dsilk at linz.govt.nz>> wrote:
>
>         Hi all
>
>         For those that don't know me, I work at Land Information New
>         Zealand and
>         attended the QGIS Au meetup on Friday.
>
>         On 21 November 2017 at 23:21, John Bryant <[hidden email]> wrote:
>         >
>         > I see the first steps, roughly, as:
>         >
>         > -form a committee & determine 'rules of engagement' (how do
>         we work
>         > together as a group?)
>
>         ..and as an extension of this, how do we work together as two
>         countries?
>
>         One idea that I raised with John when we discussed this was:
>         - sharing membership of an organising committee between Au/NZ
>         - alternating FOSS4G events between the two countries each year
>         - heavy lifting is taken on by the committee members from the
>         host country
>
>         As a bit of background, TechnologyOne has organised a QGIS
>         user conference
>         in New Zealand for the last few years. That conference already
>         consisted of
>         2 or 3 days of workshops + two days of conference (one day on
>         QGIS, one day
>         on Intramaps) and I'm guessing attracts around 100 attendees.
>
>         There is certainly interest here in expanding this to a FOSS4G
>         event and I'm
>         keen to continue to be part of the discussion and work toward
>         making that
>         happen.
>
>         On 21 November 2017 at 01:49, Jeff McKenna <[hidden email]> wrote:
>         >
>         > - I think the future model of FOSS4G events can be seen in
>         the recent
>         > FOSS4G-SotM-AR http://www.foss4g-ar.org/ (Argentina).
>
>         That event looks great Jeff, and the additional guidance will
>         be valuable.
>
>         Cheers
>         Daniel
>
>
>
>
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