FOSS4G:UK Local 2023 - Bristol (Engine Shed, Bristol Temple Meads)

Key resources for delegates

Local Organising Team:

Location & Travel

The Junction
Engine Shed
Station Approach
Temple Meads

Getting there:

We encourage everyone to travel by public transport/car share/under their own steam if possible.

Programme for Bristol

Morning YouTube stream - Afternoon YouTube stream

Please note, the call for talks has now closed and the agenda times and speakers could be subject to change.
⚡ = Lightning talk

Time Description
09:00-09:30 Arrive
09:30-09:45 Conference Start and Welcome
09:45-10:15 Keynote Talk: Helen McKenzie (CARTO): “Getting People Excited about Geo!” Slides YouTube
10:15-10:45 Elena Robu (Astun Technology) “Unleashing the Potential: How Automated Metadata Creation Can Improve Your Data Quality and Accessibility”
10:45-11:15 Coffee Break
11:15-12:45 Local FOSS4G Use Cases Session
11:15-11:45 Petya Kangalova (Humanitarian Open Street Map Team) “The collective power: HOT’s approach to building open geospatial technology”
11:45-12:15 Mark Gibbons (Centre for Sustainable Energy) “Solar potential modelling for household and community solar”
12:15-12:30⚡ Rob Burgess (Inosys) “FOSS4G for Offshore Platform Electrification”
12:30-12:45⚡ Javier Garcia Lopez (4 Earth Intelligence) “Satellite Marine Habitat Mapping”
12:45-13:45 Lunch break
13:45-14:45 Local Session Tech Sessions (Two Tracks)
13:45-14:45 Track 1: Jessica Baker (Ordnance Survey) “Geospatial Data Visualisation”
13:45-14:15 Track 2: Matt Travis (Addresscloud) “Cloud native Geospatial tools”
14:15-14:30⚡ Track 2: Thomas Statham (Allianz Commercial) “Moving between traditional and emerging geographic data structures for advanced spatial analysis”
14:30-14:45⚡ Track 2: Illya Sparkes-Santos (FATMAP/Strava) “Inception: A very brief introduction to Argo workflows”
14:45-15:15 Keynote Talk: Ujaval Gandhi (Spatial Thoughts) “Geospatial Careers” YouTube
15:15-15:30 Coffee Break
15:30-16:30 FOSS4G 2013 Panel Session, 10 years on YouTube
16:30-16:45 Wrap up by National Chair
16:45 Conference close
16:45-? 🍻 Continue at local Pub “The Sidings” map

Information for Speakers for Bristol

In terms of presenting format and setup, since we’re running a “distributed” conference, all talks will be live streamed to youtube via the Jitsi steaming management app. This means we will need to have a “fixed” presentation laptop that is hooked up to the AV system, and so you will be expected to present from this. The presentation laptop will have a good wifi connection.

As a back up option, we expect all presenters to provide a standalone PDF of their presentation which will be queued on the presentation laptop before the day. However, if you prefer to use an online format, e.g. google slides (or similar), or even a PDF that’s on a URL, that is fine too, but please supply the URL to the presentation in advance too.

Note, the presentation laptop will not have a copy of Microsoft Powerpoint. So if you’re using Powerpoint to construct your deck, please export to PDF and check it any for any funky formatting quirks, since we’ll use your PDF on the day.

If you have indicated you’d like to do a live demo on your submission, you’ll be contacted directly about this.

Please supply a copy of your PDF, and if using, a URL to your slide deck, by no later that 17:00 on Tuesday 5th September 2023 to allow us to queue up your material beforehand. Please see your confirmation email for the contact email address for this.


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We are very grateful for the support of CGI and Sparkgeo for supporting sponsorship of the venue for FOSS4G:UK Local 2023 in Bristol.

OSGeo UK Local Chapter