Community Votes for OpenGeo to Lead Twelve Sessions
New York, NY, March 08, 2012 — OpenGeo, the open source technology leader behind the OpenGeo Suite, will have a strong showing at the inaugural 2012 FOSS4G North America conference. With Gold Sponsor status, and eleven sessions on the program, OpenGeo is sure to make an impact at the conference. The Free and Open Source Software for Geospatial - North America (FOSS4G-NA) conference will be hosted by OSGeo North America from April 10th to 12th, 2012 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. Confirmed keynote speakers include Michael Byrne, CIO of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), Keith Barber Director at the NGA, and Josh Berkus, CEO of PostgreSQL Experts Inc.
OpenGeo’s Paul Ramsey has volunteered to serve as conference chair, returning to the position after successfully chairing the FOSS4G 2007 conference in Victoria, Canada. To kick off FOSS4G Ramsey will be delivering a keynote the morning of Tuesday, April 10.
Eddie Pickle, OpenGeo CEO, was pleased with the strong representation from his organization "It’s fulfilling to see the community express interest in hearing from us. I’m proud of our staff's open source credentials and credibility.” He continued "OpenGeo has made supporting FOSS4G and OSGeo a top priority; I can't think of anyone more qualified than Paul Ramsey to serve as conference chair. With Paul at the helm FOSS4G North America is sure to succeed."
OpenGeo had twelve presentations accepted for the program, including:
- OpenLayers: The Rebirth of Cool - Tim Schaub
- Scripting GeoServer with GeoScript - Tim Schaub
- What’s New in PostGIS 2.0 - Paul Ramsey
- Introduction to PostGIS - Paul Ramsey
- What’s new in GeoServer 2.2 - Justin Deoliveira
- The State of Geoserver - Justin Deoliveira
- What’s New in the JTS Topology Suite - Martin Davis
- JEQL – A language for Spatial Processing - Martin Davis
- Taking Control: How GeoNode automates GeoServer configuration - David Winslow
- The State of the GeoNode Project - Jeff Johnson
- GeoServer in Production - Juan Marin
- ReadyGXP - Complex GeoExt Webapps Made Easy - Matt Priour
OpenGeo is a social enterprise working to build the best web-based geospatial technology. The company brings the best practices of open source software to geospatial organizations around the world by providing enterprises with supported, tested, and integrated open source solutions to build the Geospatial Web. OpenGeo also supports open source communities by employing key developers of PostGIS, GeoServer, and OpenLayers. Since 2002, the company has provided successful consulting services and products to clients like the World Bank, US Department of State, NYC DoITT, Ordnance Survey Great Britain, SFMTA, Portland TriMet, MassGIS, GeoScience Australia, NOAA and the Federal Communications Commission. OpenGeo is the geospatial division of OpenPlans, a New York-based 501(c)(3) non-profit that informs and engages communities through journalism and open source software. All of OpenGeo's revenue has been and will continue to be re-invested into innovative and useful software in support of the OpenPlans mission.