FOSS4G Stands for Free and Open Source Software for(4) Geospatial
This year's FOSS4G NA conference is yet another collaborative effort involving OSGeo and LocationTech. The conference provides opportunities for the FOSS4G community to learn, explore, share, and collaborate on the latest ideas and information.
FOSS4G NA is all about community. Contributors, adopters, users, extenders, teachers, service providers, consumers and business and research organizations gather to share their expertise and learn from each other. FOSS4G delivers camaraderie and networking opportunities that lead to synergies in the community, as well as opportunities to give and receive help on specific technical issues or to generate business opportunities.
Unlike many other conferences, the sessions and keynotes at FOSS4G NA are chosen by an independent program committee, allowing us to consistently offer a high-quality program.
Sponsors of FOSS4G NA have a unique opportunity to be an integral part of the entire event. The 2018 conference program will include technical sessions on current topics pertinent to the FOSS4G community, such as web mapping, spatial databases, geoprocessing, and more.
Why Should You Go?
Geospatial technology is becoming ubiquitous. At the same time, it is an area of rapid innovation. The FOSS4G NA program is designed to cover both areas.
You will hear about successful industry deployments as well as the latest highly innovative research. You will meet the experts and talk to them, learn crucial skills to benefit your career, network with your peers and share your experiences.
Why Should You Be a Sponsor?
If your company is looking to connect with experienced developers and users of location aware and related technologies, FOSS4G NA 2018 is the place to be. We love helping our sponsors find innovative ways to interact with the community and achieve a great return on their investment in the conference.
Why Should Your Manager Send You?
In today‘s open world, your manager needs you to relay the information about innovation and current solutions back to your organization. And as you do so, you become the innovation agent for your enterprise. FOSS4G NA is the ideal information and learning event!