Thursday 11 September 2014

FOSS4G Day 3

The first day of the conference had a smooth start, orderly checking - and a nice touch of offering a self-serve table for grab-bag items (which should keep waste to a minimum).

GeoServer Feature Frenzy

A team effort with Andrea covering a little bit of what makes GeoServer amazing.

A vimeo video is available, since a lot of the fun is in the delivery (and Q&A).

OSGeo Incubation / Programming in Public

I had the privilege of doing one talk close to my heart: What makes OSGeo amazing and how we can help new developers put the software in our software foundation.

There is a vimeo video, sorry about the audio (I was taller then the microphone).

OSGeo Live Case Study

Great to meet Alex Mandel who puts so much work in to OSGeo-Live. This talk covers his thesis work, which looked at how OSGeo gets out the message using tools such as OSGeo Live.
OSGeo Live lets you try out almost everything open source and geospatial:
  • Quickstart gives enough detail to try it out
  • Takes the installation barrier out of trying out our software. (Glad the feature frenzy indicated GeoServer is actually easy to install and configure).
  • Watching the gap between contributors and translators change over time
  • Points for adjusting downloads by country / population size etc...
A vimeo video of this talk is now available, there were some good questions. If your project is on Source Forge contact Alex and see if he can run the same analysis on your project.

Other Presentations

I managed to catch a few more presentations/discussions in the afternoon:
  • Arnulf got a good discussion on certification, which was continued as a Geo4All BOF in the evening. There is a vimeo video of the discussion.
  • Kathleen had a good down to earth talk and open source and avoiding burnout, worth watching the vimeo video when you get a chance.
Discussion Presentations

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