[Talk-ht] Fwd: [CrisisMappers] Free and Open Source Software for Geospatial North America, May 22-24, Minneapolis, MN

ALCE, Samuel Paul alcesamuelpaul at gmail.com
Jeu 24 Jan 20:56:53 GMT 2013

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From: "David William Bitner" <bitner at dbspatial.com>
Date: Jan 24, 2013 2:19 PM
Subject: [CrisisMappers] Free and Open Source Software for Geospatial North
America, May 22-24, Minneapolis, MN
To: <crisismappers at googlegroups.com>

Hey Crisis Mappers,

We would really like to see one of the major track for the FOSS4G NA 2013
Conference focus on the use of Open Source Solutions for Humanitarian
Response. Please join us for this great conference!

The planning committee of the 2013 Free and Open Source Software for
Geospatial North America (FOSS4G-NA) conference to be held May 22-24 in
Minneapolis, MN is pleased to make the following announcements which were
recently posted to our website at http://foss4g-na.org.

Registration is now open!  <https://foss4gna.eventbrite.com/>  *Register by
April 1, 2013* to get the Early Bird rate.

Two superb keynote presentations <http://foss4g-na.org/keynote-speakers/> have
been confirmed. More keynotes to be announced soon!

*Eric Gundersen, CEO, MapBox*.  With big names converting from Google Maps
to MapBox (USA Today, Foursquare, etc.), Eric will be discussing the
business proposition/value of open source geo.

*Erek Dyskant, Sr. Analytics Engineer, Democratic National Committee*.
Whether you were happy or sad with the outcome of the recent election, they
must have done something right!  Erek talk about how open source solutions
were used to empower tacticians with geospatial data, and describe what
drove the intentional choice of using open source.

The Call for Presentations <http://foss4g-na.org/call-for-presentations> is
open until February 15, 2013. Do you have something great to show off?  We
are looking for presentations, ignite talks, and panel suggestions.
abstract soon to be considered for this year’s event. Know of interesting
work others have been doing that you want to hear more about? Urge them to

Help us throw a great event! Information for sponsors is now
Of note this year is the Free Sponsor Day. Platinum and Gold level sponsors
will receive a room on the third day of the conference to be able to
present their own track. Admission on this day is free!

On Thursday, May 23rd we will be having a Gala event at the Mill City
Museum<http://www.millcitymuseum.org/> on
the Mississippi River waterfront. Come to one of the original flour mills
that made Minneapolis the nation’s largest milling center for decades.
Along with dinner and drinks, the entire museum will be open for exploring.

In an effort to foster a diversity of voices the community voting will be
done in a "presenter anonymous" fashion. In other words, you will be voting
for the topic and abstract content, not the potential presenter.  FOSS4G-NA
is dedicated to a harassment-free conference

A limited room block is available at the venue (Marriott City

There will be a code sprint concurrent with the sponsor day on May 24th.
Registration <https://foss4gna.eventbrite.com/> is free but required for
the code sprint.

David William Bitner
dbSpatial LLC

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