- Jan 26, 2018
This year, the International Conference for Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) for Geospatial will be held in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
The annual Free and Open Source Software 4 Geospatial (FOSS4G) conference is the largest community 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 code sprints, FOSS4G participants, learn, exchange, and create new collaborations, geospatial products, standards.
Our theme for FOSS4G 2018 is “Leave No-One Behind”.
FOSS4G 2018 will host numerous workshops over 27 – 28 August with exciting keynotes and presentations at the Julius Nyerere International Convention Centre 29 – 31 August, and finally Code Sprints and community building events September 1 & 2.
FOSS4G 2018 has the compacted schedule with gives more opportunities to the FOSS community to interact with other community. With great keynote speakers, paper sessions, and talks, we believe this event has great opportunities for learning and networking but adding more FOSS communities in African countries.
Two days of conference workshops will be held prior to the main conference at JNICC and State University of Zanzibar with hands on sessions for both new and experienced users.
There are also many Social Events planned. Many evening events are planned, including a Icebreaker at National museum, a Social along the beach, and a Gala at the JNICC.