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Tuesday, 15 September 2015

FOSS4G 2015 Workshops

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The first two days, as is often the case, were devoted to hands-on workshops. There were a number of GeoServer workshops this year:
  • GeoServer Performance was our first workshop offering a chance to benchmark GeoServer and explore the impact environment, configuration, styling and data preparation have on performance. This was a fairly advanced workshop, assuming GeoServer knowledge so we could focus on getting the most out of GeoServer.
    Being a full day workshop we were looking at a nine hour day! I would like to thank everyone who attended (especially for the questions). The workshop materials will be available online shortly.
  • Beyond GeoServer Basics was Tom Ingold's chance to shine with an intermediate workshop for those who have tried out GeoServer and want to take it to the next level.
  • I also got to enjoy Andrea Aime's GeoServer for Beginners workshop (which went into a fair bit of detail on using the CSS Extension for styling maps).
There was one odd thing - the progression of GeoServer workshops went from advanced, to intermediate to a beginners workshop (making for a strange transition for people who attended them all). Still everyone had a great time, and I really liked seeing the students who brought along their own data, or those who were running off to benchmark their servers after the class.

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Korean BBQ

Thanks to Alyssa for organizing a Korean BBQ on Tuesday night. It made for an excellent start to a social week.

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FOSS4G 2015

The Free and Open Source Software for Geospatial was held in Seoul, Korea in 2015.

A quick thanks to my Boundless colleagues for making the workshop day a success and of course Boundless and the Open Source Community for giving us so much to celebrate.
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