FOSS4G update: additional activities - Volcanoes, Megafauna, Sprinting, Hieroglyphics and Beer, oh my!
August 6, 2014
Portland, Oregon, USA
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...
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 . PostgreSQL Day is hosted by Portland State University and PDXPUG.
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).
More details and speakers will be revealed as the event gets closer, but space is limited and we are 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:
- Portland Timbers Soccer Match  (football & chainsaws!)
Friday, Sept. 12th:
- Portland 101 Walking Tour  (more than just Portlandia!)
- Keep Portland Wired! Walking Tour  (wired, and weird!)
Saturday, Sept. 13th:
- Mount Saint Helens Field Trip  (live volcano!)
- Willamette Valley Wine Tour  (viticulture and sustainable farming!)
Sunday, Sept. 14th:
- Portland Breweries Tour  (Beer Bus!)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
The annual FOSS4G conference is the largest global gathering focused on open source geospatial software. FOSS4G brings together developers, users, decision-makers and observers from a broad spectrum of organizations and fields of operation. Through six days of workshops, presentations, discussions, and cooperation, FOSS4G participants create effective and relevant geospatial products, standards, and protocols.
FOSS4G has been held all over the world and draws attendees from over 40 countries. Nottingham, England hosted the conference in 2013. In 2014, Portland, Oregon, USA will host FOSS4G's tenth year.
Important Conference Dates
See the full calendar  for more details.
- Sep 8th-9th: Workshops
- Sep 10th-12th: Main Conference
- Sep 13th: Code Sprint
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