Volcanoes, Megafauna, Sprinting, Hieroglyphics and Beer, oh my!

Thursday, August 7, 2014 | by

After you register for FOSS4G and as you make your plans to join us in Portland, Oregon this September 8th – 13th, you might be wondering what other exciting things you can do while in PDX…

PostgreSQL Day

Join the Portland Postgres Users Group  (PDXPUG) for PostgreSQL Day on September 6th, the Saturday before FOSS4G. Attendance is free, but an RSVP is required (RSVP here). PostgreSQL Day is hosted by Portland State University and PDXPUG.

Code Sprint

The annual FOSS4G Code Sprint is on Saturday Sept 13th at the Eliot Center.  More details at the wiki.  The industrious GeoServer team is continuing the sprint on Sunday.


If you are lingering in PDX after FOSS4G, and need a place to put your creative thoughts into action, drop by WhereCampPDX and share them with other friendly geo-nerds.  WhereCamps are unconferences that aim to connect geo-enthusiasts, developers, social place hackers, artists, activists, grad students, geographers, earth scientists and anybody else who wants to “know their place”.  More details at website. (check back for updates).


Js.Geo is officially happening during FOSS4G (for reals).  This one day conference brings together experts or people deeply interested in spending a full day digging into advanced topics in the Geospatial Javascript realm. We’ll convene for a series of curated talks from some leaders in  JS + GEO  and have plenty of time to explore ideas and concepts. The talks will also leave time for demos and questions and answer sessions

More details and speakers will be revealed as the event gets closer, but space is limited and we are already down to 80 tickets.  So book your spot.


After an evening of hor d’oeuvres in the exhibit hall, head over to the FOSS4G stop of the LocationTech Tour.

Additional guest tickets for Gala

The Gala Night at the World Forestry Center is included with regular conference registration.  If you would like to bring a guest, then you will need an additional ticket.  Note that single day and volunteer registrations do not include the Gala Night; you will need a ticket if you want to attend.  Gala Night tickets are available in the registration.

Field trips and tours

You travelled all the way to Portland so be sure to take some time to relax and explore our beautiful little corner of the world with one of our field trips or tours:

Sunday, Sept. 7th:

Friday, Sept. 12th:

Saturday, Sept. 13th:

Sunday, Sept. 14th:

Space is still available, but limited. To register for an activity, visit the main registration page (scroll towards the bottom). Note that you can still register for field trips even if you’ve already registered for the conference. If you need assistance or have questions, contact support at foss4g-info@osgeo.org.

Important Conference Dates

See the full calendar  for more details.

Sep 8th-9th: Workshops

Sep 10th-12th: Main Conference

Sep 13th: Code Sprint