It would be great if our community could take part in the Free and Open Source Software for Geospatial conference this year!
We could consider proposing a Pangeo workshop, or submitting some talks.
Given the “GIS” focus of FOSS4G, this would be a great fit for all the folks working with geospatial raster data - @scottyhq, @TomAugspurger, @RichardScottOZ, etc. Some of the lessons learned in this thread:
FOSS4G is a great conference. Had a blast in San Diego presenting on the nascent NASA-pangeo effort in 2019. I was planning to submit an abstract focused on oss software for scientific workflows using SAR data. But could collaborate on a workshop or lessons learned over the past year in the fast-moving COG and STAC space. Pinging past Fossies @geoskeptic@aimeeb , but anyone else please do chime in on this thread if interested.
@rabernat FOSS4G is a great conference, upwards of 700 to 800 attendees in person for the international conferences over the years I think. It would be great to expose some of the tools in the Pangeo/SciPy ecosystem to a FOSS4G audience, also data formats like zarr/netCDF, which aren’t so much the focus as ‘2D’ geospatial formats like GeoTIFF/COG, GeoJSON, GeoPackage, etc. I haven’t attended since 2018 so this may be happening more so recently. Either way, go for it!
Microsoft’s AI for Earth team will be submitting talks on STAC. I think Rob Emanuele or I would volunteer to lead a workshop if there’s interest. Is anyone else is interested in joining then let’s sync up this Friday, so that we can get the workshop submitted on Monday the 19th.
From the OSGeo mailing list today, in case you submitted the proposals dicussed and want to vote your sessions up:
The traditional community vote is open !!
To be able to vote, you need to type in your email there (that’s required only once), search for the automatic email in your inbox to confirm the address and done, you are ready to go! The votes are anonymous
You can use the weekend to go through all ~300 proposed talks and tell us what you think
Voting options are: Does not fit in a FOSS4G, Looks acceptable, Looks interesting and A FOSS4G must-see
During our Pangeo Coffee meetings, we (Pangeo Europe) discussed about contributing to FOSS4G 2022. This year it is in Europe (Firenze, Italy, August 22-28, 2022) and we are thinking about a workshop (4 hours long).
Maybe someone else had a similar idea so I have started a shared document. Not much has been decided on the content yet and the preliminary info you can find in the shared document is from various copy/paste…
We will most likely talk about the content during our next Pangeo coffee (February 22nd) but feel free to reach out here.
The deadline for submitting workshop proposal is February, 28th, 2022.