Program

Workshop Day: 13th November

Data collection with QField

QField workshop slides

Conference Day: 12th November, 2021

Time
08:00 Breakfast
08:40 Welcome
08:50
  • Kate Fickas - Where are all the women?
  • Carrol Chan and Nemaia Koto - Building an OSM Community in Fiji: The Journey and Future of OSM Fiji
  • Tish Dhar - The History and Politics of Globe Viewers/Virtual Earths
10:00 Invited speaker: Ivana Ivanova
  • The Open Source Geospatial Foundation – who are they and what do they have to do with you?
10:15 Morning Tea and Coffee
10:45 Perth Hub Keynote
  • Russell Keith-Magee will share how you can use open source to establish a reputation on the world stage without leaving our obscure backwater - and the pitfalls to watch for along the way.
11:15 Perth Hub Community Presentations
  • Three 15-minute talks going into the details of how people are using and extending open-source geo here in WA!
12:15 Lunch and GIS Help Desk
  • Enjoy your lunch and refuel for the afternoon session! Also, we'll be hosting a GIS help desk so drop by if you've got a problem and you're looking for a solution!
13:15 Perth Hub Keynote
  • Femina Metcalfe and Helen Ensikat will be making the case for open source development in government, and talking about the ways they're currently using and creating open source solutions to make biodiversity data more accessible.
13:45 Perth Hub Community Presentations
  • Three 15-minute talks going into the details of how people are using and extending open-source geo here in WA!
14:45 Afternoon Tea and Coffee
15:15 Invited Speaker: Sam Wilson
  • An introduction to OpenStreetMap, what it is, how to contribute, and come along on Saturday 13th for an intro mapathon!
15:30 Lightning Talks
  • Short-and-snappy! 5-minute talks covering the range of things people in WA are doing with FOSS4G!
16:25 Wrap Up
16:30 Evening Social
Join us for an informal social event after the conference closes. Swap stories, make some new friends, and chat about what drives your passion and interest in the world of geospatial.

Keynotes

We’re excited to announce that two fantastic keynote talks are confirmed for the Perth Hub. These are not to be missed!

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Dr Russell Keith-Magee

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Femina Metcalfe

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Helen Ensikat

The world is a big place, and Perth is famously a long way from everywhere. Can someone who calls Perth home have an impact on the world stage? In this talk, Russell Keith-Magee will share how you can use Open Source to establish a reputation on the world stage without leaving our obscure backwater - and the pitfalls to watch for along the way.
Femina Metcalfe and Helen Ensikat will be making the case for open source development in government, and talking about the ways they're currently using and creating open source solutions to make biodiversity data more accessible.
Dr Russell Keith-Magee is the founder of the BeeWare project, developing GUI tools and libraries to support the development of Python software on desktop and mobile platforms. He has also been a member of the Django core team since 2006, and for 5 years, was President of the Django Software Foundation. In his day job, he wrangles data pipelines for Upwave.
Femina Metcalfe is Chief Information Officer and Helen Ensikat is Manager of the Biodiversity Information Office at the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation, and Attractions at the Government of Western Australia.
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Dr Russell Keith-Magee

The world is a big place, and Perth is famously a long way from everywhere. Can someone who calls Perth home have an impact on the world stage? In this talk, Russell Keith-Magee will share how you can use Open Source to establish a reputation on the world stage without leaving our obscure backwater - and the pitfalls to watch for along the way.
Dr Russell Keith-Magee is the founder of the BeeWare project, developing GUI tools and libraries to support the development of Python software on desktop and mobile platforms. He has also been a member of the Django core team since 2006, and for 5 years, was President of the Django Software Foundation. In his day job, he wrangles data pipelines for Upwave.
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Femina Metcalfe

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Helen Ensikat

Femina Metcalfe and Helen Ensikat will be making the case for open source development in government, and talking about the ways they're currently using and creating open source solutions to make biodiversity data more accessible.
Femina Metcalfe is Chief Information Officer and Helen Ensikat is Manager of the Biodiversity Information Office at the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation, and Attractions at the Government of Western Australia.