The annual FOSS4G conference is the largest global gathering focused on open source geospatial software. FOSS4G brings together developers, users, decision-makers and observers from a broad spectrum of organizations and fields of operation. Through six days of workshops, presentations, discussions, and cooperation, FOSS4G participants create effective and relevant geospatial products, standards, and protocols. This year it is in Portland, Oregon. You can register here.
The draft schedule for presentations for FOSS4G 2014 has been posted. It will feature eight tracks over three days, plus invited talks and keynote speakers, together representing 20 different countries.
Important conference dates
- June 15th: Early bird registration ends
- Sept 8th-9th: Workshops
- Sept 10th-12th: Main Conference
- Sept 13th: Code Sprint
Travel grant program
This year for the first time there is a travel grant program for those who need travel funding assistamce. This is an opportunity to strengthen the open source community by bringing more people together at FOSS4G. Grant requests (for registration, lodging, and travel costs) total over $100,000. The organizers would like to raise an additional $10,000 to help meet this need. You can support your colleagues by donating to the travel grant fund here, or when you register.