FOSS4G: Live Stream, Birds of a Feather, Map Gallery, Parties - and more

September 5
Portland, Oregon, USA

Live Stream, Birds of a Feather, Map Gallery, Parties - and more

Updated schedule and conference live stream

The schedule [1] has been updated with the latest details and is full of great workshops, presentations, and events. Take a look and start sketching out your conference now to ensure that you don’t miss any crucial content. If you will be attending remotely, be sure to point your browser to the FOSS4G live stream. [2]

For those of you following the saga of the Travel Grants with bated breath, we give you an epilogue [3] (and an in-depth explanation of our process). Thank you again to all who helped us increase access to FOSS4G this year; we hope to see similar programs next year in Seoul and at other location/national FOSS4G conferences.

Put a bird on it

Just when you thought there was no way to squeeze more into your FOSS4G week, Helen says round up your feathered friends and start planning your Birds of a Feather sessions. Head on over to the OSGeo Wiki [4] to add your sessions.

Map Gallery goes live!

Map fans, do we have a treat for you! A stunning 88 maps are in the Map Gallery [5] for your viewing pleasure. After you’ve appreciated the work of your fellow maptastic colleagues, we ask that you use your sharp-but-sweet critical eyes and your strong opinions to help us pick the People’s Choice Award. We will announce the recipients of the awards at the Gala Night; you can learn more about the categories and our judges here [6].

Evening Events

(There are a number of social events [7] scheduled around FOSS4G; the below are some highlights.)

Wednesday! Maptime! Null Island! Party!

Maptime is a conglomeration of hands-on, beginner-focused meetup groups for learning about web maps, open-source spatial analysis, and geographic concepts. They recently hit 30 (THIRTY!) meetup groups around the world, and figured it was time for a party! Come join them as they celebrate the growth of their organization, the first birthday of Maptime Null Island (with t-shirts), and the awesome community being created. They’ll buy the first round…

  • Where: White Owl Social Club, 1305 SE 8th Ave, Portland, OR 97214
  • When: Wednesday, September 10th, 8pm-11pm

Wednesday (again)! LocationTech BOF!

Organized during FOSS4G week in Portland, this LocationTech Birds of a Feather Meetup is a chance to meet members, project developers, entrepreneurs, and other interesting people for an enjoyable evening of good food, drinks, and camaraderie.

  • Where: Spirit of 77, 500 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Portland, OR 97232
  • When: Wednesday, 10 September from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Friday! Closing Party! WhereCampPDX kickoff! 

If you are sticking around for the Code Spring, a field trip, or otherwise lingering in PDX (of course you are!), join us Friday night at Refuge PDX [10] for a great start to the weekend activities.

Mapbox is wrapping up FOSS4G and kicking off WhereCampPDX on September 12th and we want you there. Refuge PDX is just down the street from the Oregon Convention Center — come chat maps and help us start the 7th Portland WhereCamp right with drinks and small bites.

WhereCampPDX is a free, annual unconference for people interested in geography and related technologies. This year’s WhereCampPDX will be happening September 12–14 at the Eliot Center [11] and other Portland locations. If you’d like to join us, please register for free.[12]

  • Where: Refuge PDX, 116 SE Yamhill St, Portland, OR 97217
  • When: Friday, 12 September from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Important Conference Dates

See the full calendar [14]for more details.

  • Sep 8th-9th: Workshops
  • Sep 10th-12th: Main Conference
  • Sep 13th: Code Sprint

About FOSS4G

The annual FOSS4G conference is the largest global gathering focused on open source geospatial software. FOSS4G brings together developers, users, decision-makers and observers from a broad spectrum of organizations and fields of operation. Through six days of workshops, presentations, discussions, and cooperation, FOSS4G participants create effective and relevant geospatial products, standards, and protocols.

FOSS4G has been held all over the world and draws attendees from over 40 countries. Nottingham, England hosted the conference in. In, Portland, Oregon, USA will host FOSS4G’s tenth year.

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