The FOSS4G North America Conference

March 13, 2015 | sgsi

Some of our team attended the FOSS4G North America 2015 Conference in San Francisco this year. FOSS is the Free and Open Source Software for Geospatial foundation and runs several conferences each year focusing on new technologies being used in the open source GIS community. Attending FOSS 4G is a great way to receive high quality technical training, collaborate and network with other professionals, and generally geek-out about cutting-edge open source geospatial technology.

The conference was organized into themed days encompassing PostgreSQL, Big Data, and Web Mapping. We enjoyed the themed days, not just because topics are useful for us, but because it helped us focus on one technology at a time. For the most part we attended theme day sessions, even though these tended to be extremely popular with attendees having to sit on the floor when seating ran out.

Game night gave us a chance to blow off steam and get to know fellow attendees in a more relaxed setting. We even played foosball on a compostable cardboard table with those who presented some of our favorite talks.

We left the conference with our heads full of new information we could use to enhance our products as well as many new friends. We are already excited for next year!

For more information on the FOSS4G North American Conference see: https://2015.foss4g-na.org/

Post by Christy Heaton (christy.heaton@sgsi.com)

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