April 7, 2016

Great things are happening at FOSS4G NA 2016

This year’s Free and Open Source Software for GeoSpatial North America Conference (FOSS4G-NA) is located in Raleigh, North Carolina and will be held from May 2-5th. As the Community Chair, I’m pleased to share the finalized program for the conference. If you are interested, registration is still open!

The conference’s keynote presentations are especially noteworthy featuring talks by Tamar Cohen of NASA, Jerry Johnston of the US Dept of the Interior and Michael Tiemann of Red Hat. Take a moment to browse the full program and watch some of speaker pitch videos to get a feel for the content that will be presented.

Beyond the scheduled sessions, there are lots of great ways to become involved in the conference such as submitting a Birds of a Feather session, a map/poster, or signing up for a tour of NCSU’s Geo Lab or the Code Sprint!

I’ll be presenting the session: Musings on building a sustainable local geo community and my colleague Rob Emanuele will be presenting: Geo(Mesa/Wave/Trellis/Jinni): Processing Geospatial Data at Scale @locationtech.

You can also submit your own blog post for your chance to win a free registration pass! And stay tuned for more details on the Code Sprint following the conference.

See you there!