As you may already know, this year’s Free and Open Source Software for GeoSpatial North America Conference (FOSS4G-NA) is located in Raleigh, North Carolina and will be held from May 2-5th. As the Community Chair of the conference, I’m really pleased to let everyone know that registration is now open! It’s also not too late to submit a presentation proposal or vote on the proposals.
I’d also like to share some information about the conference’s scholarship program. We realize that traveling to and attending a conference can be expensive. Not everyone who uses or develops open source software has someone to pay their way for them or the means to pay for it themselves. To help, FOSS4G-NA 2016 will be offering scholarships/conference grants to some attendees in need.
Conference grants may include one or more of the following:
- complimentary full access conference passes
- lodging in the conference hotel
- In exceptional cases, we may subsidize airfare or other transportation costs.
The travel grants are available to anyone, not just students, but their purpose is to help those attend who would not have otherwise been able to. If you have the means to attend on your own, please do not apply. Because we believe that a diverse community is a stronger community, we’ve dedicated at least 60% of our funds for women and minority attendees. We believe in working towards ending the underrepresentation of these people in the open source community.
- Apply starting on January 8th, 2016
- Be sure to apply by January 22, 2016
- Applicants will be notified of their status by end of February, 2016.
We hope to see you in Raleigh, North Carolina!
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