Astun @FOSS4G UK 2018

- Astun team gear up for FOSS4G

With only 2 weeks to go the Astun team are gearing up with excitement for this years FOSS4G UK conference, on the 8th, 9th and 10th March. There's a great line up of speakers this year with presentations and workshops on the 8th and 9th and a codesprint on the 10th - the agenda looks great!

You'll be able to catch Astun in quite a few sessions.

Day 1

  • Jo Cook is one of the opening speakers with a brief introduction to OSGeo:UK in the first session on day 1.

  • In the second session Ant Scott wearing a MapAction hat, will be giving a presentation on how a QGIS plugin has been used for publishing maps during MapAction's humanitarian response.
  • In a parallel stream (sorry you will have to choose!) Matt Walker along with co-presenter Thomas Gratier from WebGeoDataVore will be giving a hands on workshop on creating Web Maps using OpenLayers.
  • After lunch, Ian Turton will be doing a talk on Load Balancing and Load Testing Web Map Servers.
  • At then end of Day 1, Astun is pleased to be sponsoring the FOSS4G UK Party, so head down to The Bowler (EC1R 0BJ) and join in the fun!

Day 2

  • Ian Turton returns in the opening session on day 2 with a presentation on portable maps on the Raspberry Pi, which also featured at last year's FOSS4G international conference in Boston
  • There's then another tough choice in the next session between:
    • Aileen Heal presenting on how to use foreign data wrappers in PostGIS for non-PostGIS data, and;
    • Jo Cook with a workshop on Getting Started with Git.

Day 3

  • Ian Turton will be contributing to the code sprint on GeoTools and GeoServer.

So, whilst we are all busy putting the finishing touches to our talks and workshops, if you've not already done so don't forget to go and book your FOSS4G UK tickets at Eventbrite.


We do hope to see you there.

The Astun Team