FOSS4G Meeting in Knoxville TN May 19th 2017

Jan 17, 2017 | FOSS4G, Open Source GIS, OSGEO

It’s actually happening.

Updates will happen here: https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Knoxfoss4g20170519

The Plan

With the Raleigh FOSS4GNA Meeting there’s been an “uptick” on people talking about FOSS4G around the area. It goes something like this:

  • “What’s the free stuff you’ve been talking about.”
  • “Does that freeware actually work?”
  • “I dunno man – like – we ain’t got time to use the free stuff. It looks good. But we’re solid <software vendor here>”.

The discussion of “Could we do something FOSS4Gish at ETSU?” started the discussion. Then there was more talking. Right before the holidays it got a bit noisier. I had the chance to talk to the good people at UTK and we’ve got a donated facility. Today’s phone call solidified the plan enough for me to announce it.

Location:
Plant Biotech Building
UT Ag Campus
2505 EJ Chapman Dr
Knoxville, TN 37996

Date: May 19th 2017

What do I want? Besides a free pony and a kitten?

  • If you have something that you’re working on with FOSS4G software or a mixed environment of FOSS4G and Commercial – come present!
  • If you’re curious on how this all works ? Come to the meeting.
  • If you want to talk about new software coming out or how the FOSS4G Community works – Come on.
  • You want to meet people using FOSS4G software – Now is your chance.

What are we probably going to need?

  • Sponsors. We have three so far. It’s not a grand amount either – just something to help defray the cost. We’ll yell your name in front of everyone.

Anyway – more news as it comes available. We aren’t ready for people to register yet. We aren’t ready for people to submit presentations currently – but we will be soon.

I want people there and talking. If nothing more show up and make a friend or three. Who knows – this might be the start of something awesome.

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