From OsGeo… The Open Source Geospatial Foundation, or OSGeo, today announced that the OSGeo Conference committee has released a request for proposal (http://www.osgeo.org/conference/rfp), or RFP, for the hosting of the 2011 conference. Letters of Intent are due April 9th, and the RFP solicitation closes May 21st, 2010.
Ever been to an Ignite event? Well, the Aussies got it right because down there they’ve taken Ignite to a whole new level – enter Ignite Spatial 3. This latest installment of Ignite Spatial is being conveniently held to coincide with FOSS4G so I’m guessing it should be a good one. Recall Ignite is a fun, laid back event where presenters (usually about 12 of them) each get 5 minutes on stage to make their pitch as slides automatically advance every 15 seconds (that’s a total of 20 slides) – it typically results in either death by PowerPoint to the presenter or a whole bunch of fun, either way if FOSS4G is in your plans then you have to make it to Ignite Spatial 3 on Oct 21. See details at http://www.ignitespatial.com/