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

Cameron Shorter cameron.shorter at gmail.com
Thu Nov 23 19:12:39 UTC 2017


Hi all,

Lets lock in next Monday for what is the most popular timeslot: 
https://doodle.com/poll/s3vdegqcqrdbxq4w

We will meet on IRC at: irc://freenode.net#osgeo

See below for the agenda. I'll volunteer to chair this first meeting, 
but I won't have the bandwidth to continue playing this role. There is a 
lot on the agenda below to cover, so we will need to be concise to get 
everything covered in 1 hour.

If you have any ideas, it would be good to introduce them on the OSGeo 
Aust-NZ email list beforehand.

https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/meetingdetails.html?year=2017&month=11&day=27&hour=1&min=0&sec=0&p1=264&p2=240&p3=47&p4=5&p5=72&p6=196

These are the corresponding times for your meeting:

AddAdd to Calendar 
<https://www.timeanddate.com/scripts/ics.php?type=meet&p1=264&p2=240&p3=47&p4=5&p5=72&p6=196&year=2017&month=11&day=27&hour=1&min=0&sec=0>
Location 	Local Time 	Time Zone 	UTC Offset
Wellington 
<https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/new-zealand/wellington>(New 
Zealand) 	Monday, 27 November 2017 at 2:00:00 pm 	NZDT 
<https://www.timeanddate.com/time/zones/nzdt> 	UTC+13 hours
Sydney 
<https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/australia/sydney>(Australia - 
New South Wales) 	Monday, 27 November 2017 at 12:00:00 noon 	AEDT 
<https://www.timeanddate.com/time/zones/aedt> 	UTC+11 hours
Brisbane 
<https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/australia/brisbane>(Australia - 
Queensland) 	Monday, 27 November 2017 at 11:00:00 am 	AEST 
<https://www.timeanddate.com/time/zones/aest> 	UTC+10 hours
Adelaide 
<https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/australia/adelaide>(Australia - 
South Australia) 	Monday, 27 November 2017 at 11:30:00 am 	ACDT 
<https://www.timeanddate.com/time/zones/acdt> 	UTC+10:30 hours
Darwin 
<https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/australia/darwin>(Australia - 
Northern Territory) 	Monday, 27 November 2017 at 10:30:00 am 	ACST 
<https://www.timeanddate.com/time/zones/acst> 	UTC+9:30 hours
Perth <https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/australia/perth>(Australia 
- Western Australia) 	Monday, 27 November 2017 at 9:00:00 am 	AWST 
<https://www.timeanddate.com/time/zones/awst> 	UTC+8 hours
Corresponding UTC (GMT) 	Monday, 27 November 2017 at 01:00:00 
<https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?iso=20171127T0100> 	


On 23/11/17 6:22 am, Cameron Shorter wrote:
>
> 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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>>
>>     -- 
>>
>>     Alex Leith
>>     0419 189 050
>>
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>
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