Delegate news 25/8

Hi Everyone,

Steven is taking a well-deserved rest this week – so a short update from the rest of your Local Organising Committee. Remember, the previous delegate emails are all available on the FOSS4G website.

Launch of FOSS4G Mobile Programme

Have you organised your week yet? Will you be at a workshop, or the GeoHack? Decided on your “must-see” sessions? No?!

This week we are delighted to announce that you can get the FOSS4G programme on your Android Phone* using a great app called “Giggity”. Mark up the sessions you want to catch and make sure you don’t miss a thing during FOSS4G.

Alternatively, remember to check the online programme and make sure you have registered for any extras, such as the GeoHack or Friday night dinner excursion to the Nottingham Dog Track, well before you arrive in Nottingham.

*Want this for iOS? Then volunteer to take the lead on making it happen…

Code Sprint

This week we would like to remind you about the Code Sprint that is happening during and after FOSS4G and can announce that this includes an Open Layers 3 Code Sprint on Wednesday 18th. The Code Sprint provides the opportunity for projects to get together to make plans, work on new features, write documentation and generally collaborate. We provide comfortable facilities with all the power and wifi you could need, it’s up to the individual projects to decide what the time is used for.

Please make sure you have registered your interest as soon as you can on the Code Sprint wiki to ensure that we arrange appropriate space for you.

Special Rates for AGI GeoCommunity ’13 for FOSS4G Delegates

GeoCommunity takes place at the same venue as FOSS4G between the 16th and 18th September and is the most comprehensive independent event in the UK GI calendar providing an opportunity to share knowledge and network with professionals from outside your usual peer group and client base.

The Association for Geographic Information (AGI) are an organising partner of the FOSS4G conference. As a result we are happy to be able to offer FOSS4G delegates the chance to attend GeoCommunity ’13 at the discounted rate normally only available to AGI members. Full conference packages start from only £340+VAT. For details on other delegate packages (including the exhibition, dinner and party on Tuesday night for only £60+VAT) please visit the AGI website.

That’s all for this week – we are grateful for all your support as we get very close now to Maptember. Remember if you are a twitterer you can follow us at @FOSS4G and it would be great if you decided to temporarily change your avatar to use one of these FOSS4G badges


Abigail Page

On behalf of the FOSS4G Organising Team

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