Posts by K.Bott

Instructional Technologist for Quantitative Applications at Reed College. Science, data, context, analysis; technology, teaching, learning, research. Member, 2014 FOSS4G Local Organizing Committee.

Don’t panic: FOSS4G cheat sheet

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Tomorrow starts a fantastic three days of talks and sessions and networking and general geo-you-name-it. We are so excited to have you all here (and attending virtually, dear live stream viewers); here’s a quick list to get you rolling on day one. 

Conference details

BOF sessions: Find the carefully curated data on the . . .

A (partial) PDX Survival Guide

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

TL/DR: (1) Our public transit is excellent, take it! (2) Go beyond the Convention Center area to see the best of PDX (3) We’re building a crowdsourced map of Portland goodness; find places to go and add the places you find.

Welcome to PDX, FOSS4G! Here’s a little hint . . .

It’s (a)live! – Map Gallery, livestream link

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Map fans, the 2014 FOSS4G Map Gallery is live. (Ta-da!) A stunning 88 maps available for your viewing pleasure. After you’ve appreciated the work of your fellow maptastic colleagues, we ask that you use your sharp-but-sweet critical eyes and your strong opinions to help us pick the 2014 People’s Choice Award. . . .

Increasing access to FOSS4G

Friday, September 5, 2014

FOSS4G is an incredible gathering of open source geospatial developers and users from all over the globe; the event prides itself on being “the world’s premier open source geospatial conference.” Each year the hosting delegation works incredibly hard to put on a fantastic conference, and attendees come away with . . .

Extracurricular adventures, don’t forget the Map Gallery, and schedule updates

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Your registration is paid (what? not yet? register now!), your bags are near-packed, and now you’re wondering what else to do in Portland — in addition to a fantastic week of development, networking, and geo-geek revelry. See below for things you may have forgotten, an update on lodging, info on the . . .

RSVP for PostgreSQL Day, Saturday September 6th

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Do you use PostGIS and/or PostgreSQL?

As you are planning your FOSS4G travel, here’s another excellent event to have on your radar.

Saturday, September 6th, is PostgreSQL Day, co-hosted by the Portland Postgres Users Group (PDXPUG)  and Portland State University. Attendance is free, but RSVP is required (RSVP here). See below for more details on . . .