As many of you know, LocationTech has been working closely with Bay Geo to organize the one of the biggest cross community events in our industry. Called CalGIS/LocationCon 2017, this event is bringing together the very best in open source and proprietary geospatial technology. The event will be held in Oakland, California on May 22 - 25, 2017 at the Oakland Convention Center.
I would to encourage everyone on this list to submit papers and workshops. This is a fabulous way to demonstrate your open source tools to a new audience. I will have space set aside for a LocationTech code sprint. It would be amazing if we could get lots of projects doing workshops and demos, as well as traditional talks.
I also would like to encourage all of our member companies to support this new hybrid community event and format via sponsorship. As the home of commercially-friendly open source software projects it would be great to show the traditional GIS community what we have in our working group.
Let me know if you have any questions about the event or need help during the submission process.
Please join us in welcoming Thea Aldrich, whom the Eclipse Foundation just hired to serve as a Developer Advocate for LocationTech. Thea works out of Austin, Texas, and you'll likely get a chance to meet her at some of our upcoming events.