[Marketing] Re: How did your presentation go? (Jo Walsh)

Hi Jo et al,

In terms of UK companies engaging with the community- it would be nice to get a few more people to OSGIS 2010 in Nottingham, and also to meet up at the AGI conference in September. Also, while not massively active, there is the UK local chapter- and there has always been talk of a Scottish chapter.

Also, it would be great to get some case studies of people using open source software, so that's another way for them to get involved.

Sounds like a really great conference and talk by the way! I have a selection on my own slideshare account, which could be uploaded/linked to (this discussion was the first I had heard of a repository of OSGeo talks!)

All the best

(the other) Jo

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Date: Wed, 28 Apr 2010 23:03:43 +0100
From: Jo Walsh <jo.walsh@ed.ac.uk>
Subject: [Marketing] Re: How did your presentation go?
To: Cameron Shorter <cameron.shorter@gmail.com>
Cc: marketing@lists.osgeo.org
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dear Cameron, marketers,

On 28/04/2010 21:23, Cameron Shorter wrote:

I rocked the talk, the Registrar General namechecked me three times in
his "Scotland's plans for INSPIRE" talk, government folks making
positive noises about open source and open data which is great,
will go to their workshop in the autumn, would like to get Arnulf over.

I put the slides here: http://www.osgeo.org/node/1035
Pretty minimal, mentioned more Euro SDI efforts in the talk than are
shown on the slides. Cameron, thanks so much for the stack visuals in
particular, a godsend, and Jorge will recognise a few bullet points.
Paul, i put a list of hard benefits then another list of squishy ones.

Tyler, thinking that the form is fine, just a matter of linking to it
and encouraging all the cool people here to upload their slides - or
linking to the slideshare group, are more people on there?

Afterwards i talked to people from two different consultancies who said
exactly the same thing:

"We have a network of local government businesses, have done a lot of
proprietary work, are using OSGeo software in house, can see our clients
want an OSGeo stack now, *how do we engage with the community*"

Apart from asking them to attend FOSS4G - which they both already had
booked - not sure where to go next with that. Transition plan, the sort
of thing that CCGIS / WhereGroup / MetaSpatial must have worked out.
Wanting to "give back" to raise profile, but now is still a hard time to
ask immediately for Foundation sponsorship...

Suggestions, postcard?

Jo Walsh

Unlock places - http://unlock.edina.ac.uk/
phone: +44 (0)131 650 2973
skype: metazool


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