Panel Discussion: Ten Years After
In 2013 a rag-tag team of UK geo-evangelists produced the global FOSS4G 2013 conference in Nottingham, the first (and currently only) time it has been held in the UK.
For the tenth anniversary of that conference, we have a panel selected from the team to look at how things have changed in the geospatial world in the last ten years, and more importantly to look ahead to the next ten years.
Each member of the panel will have a ten-minute presentation, during which time we will collect audience questions online, and then put them, or summaries, to the panel for discussion.
Mark Iliffe: Mark will take a look at the global legacy of Nottingham 2013 and how enabling access to open source has changed.
Matt Walker: Principal Geospatial Architect at Astun Technology, active user, contributor and advocate of open source, OSGeo Charter Member and involved in organising and presenting at a host of OSGeo events. Matt is going to talk tech about the nuts n bolts of open source.
Abi has had to pull out of the conference for personal family reasons, but we thank her for her contribution to the formation of the panel session.
- Abigail Page: Abi will discuss open source/open data in government and the increasing importance of geospatial (e.g. the existence of the Geospatial Commission).
Denise McKenzie will moderate the discussion from audience suggestions.