FOSS4G 2018 publishes the main conference program


This year’s FOSS4G 2018 will be held in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, from August 27th 2018 to September 2nd. The program of a FOSS4G is mainly designed by the community itself, there is a community voting. The program committee of the D-LOC (Dar es Salaam Local Organising Committee) has now published the program early before the conference.

We are pleased that our contribution to the conference has been accepted by the Program Committee. Till Adams will report on new developments from terrestris in his presentation “Approaches to WebGIS in times of unstable or weak Internet connections” at the end of August. During the presentation a special focus was placed on the local conditions in southern Africa. In general, we see an opportunity for the entire region in the use of open source and the associated knowledge development. In any case, scarce funds can be invested in capacity building and local spatial data infrastructures in a meaningful way on site.

The varied programme, which also includes contributions from many local speakers, can be found here. If you are planning a trip to FOSS4G, the best thing to do is to get your tickets today! The Early Bird Phase has been extended, discounted tickets can still be purchased here until June 5th 2018.

We are looking forward to welcoming some of you to Dar es Salaam in August.