FOSS4G 2019 Bucharest
FOSS4G2019 is an international event that will take place between the 26th and 30th of August in Bucharest.
This event has a tradition of over a decade and it is one of the most important geospatial focal points of the year. A traditional FOSS4G is made of specific events: hands-on workshops, code sprints, B2B, B2Gov events and the conference itself. The event attracts about 1000 participants from all categories: industry, academia&research and public sector.
There is a strong commitment at FOSS4G 2019 Bucharest to give focus on DATA management and data processing in a global context, strongly influenced by rising ways of collecting geo-enabled information, like the very successful space programs. Concepts like Big Data, Open Data, Data Cubes, Digital Economy, High Performance Computing, Cloud Based Technology, Exploitation Platforms are today common language in the geospatial world and we strongly believe that the FOSS4G community can significantly contribute to make them reality.
This year will also see a FOSS4G EO Data Challenge, where we are challenging startups, developers, students and researchers to come up with useful, valuable or interesting open source applications using large volumes of EO data (and their evolution in time) and state-of-the art technologies (AI/ML, HMC, STAC, data cube, COG). Linking of EO data with other sources of open data (e.g. OpenStreetMap, Copernicus Services – Land, Atmosphere, Climate) is highly encouraged. Our voluntary mentors will guide the process to mature and demonstrate your ideas.
If you want to join the challenge as a mentor, as a sponsor or IaaS provider, please send us a message at challenge.foss4g2019 [at] gmail.com or visit https://2019.foss4g.org/call-for-papers/open-source-eo-data-challenge/ for more information.