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Thursday, February 26 • 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Open Source, Open Discussion

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Open Source, Open Discussion will follow an open Q&A format. The panelists will speak briefly about their background and experience with open source technology and data, then the floor will be open for general or technical discussions. If you are just getting started with open source solutions or curious about all of the open source buzz, this discussion should be on target and informative. Attendees with more open source experience may be interested in exchanging development or implementation recommendations.

Panelists:
         Ralph Dell GISP
         Randal Hale
         Jason Hibbets
         Dr. Helena Mitasova GISP


Moderators
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Jennifer Moore Myers

Resource Information Specialist, USDA Forest Service
Jennifer Moore Myers is a Resource Information Specialist with Eastern Forest Environmental Threat Assessment Center in the USDA Forest Service Southern Research Station. Her work includes geospatial analysis, database management, web development, and technology transfer activities. Jennifer received her B.S. in Environmental Geography from Ohio University and her M.S. in Forestry and Spatial Information Science from North Carolina State... Read More →

Speakers
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Ralph Dell, GISP

Programmer/Analyst, Catawba County GIS
One of my responsibilities is the design, development and maintenance of our GIS web pages. We use Open Source software tools on our pages. For our mapping sites we use OpenLayers and jquery on the client side, and Goeserver postgis and Apache web server on the server side. We started using Open Source tools in 2010.
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Randy Hale

Owner, North River Geographic Systems, Inc.
Randy is the owner of North River Geographic Systems. Specializing in all this geospatial. He enjoys long walks on the beach, laughter, and working with the Free and Open Source GIS Community. NRGS is also business partners with Fulcrum. So - if you've ever had a question on Mobile collection, QGIS, etc...track me down.
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Jason Hibbets

Project and community manager, Red Hat
Jason Hibbets is a project manager in Corporate Marketing at Red Hat. He is the lead administrator, content curator, and community manager for opensource.com and has been with Red Hat since 2003. | | Jason graduated from North Carolina State University and resides in Raleigh, NC. He has been applying open source principles in neighborhood organizations in Raleigh for several years, highlighting the importance of transparency, collaboration... Read More →
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Dr. Helena Mitasova, GISP

Professor at the Department of Marine, Earth, and Atmospheric Sciences, and Center for Geospatial Analytics, North Carolina State University
Dr. Mitasova is a Professor in the Department of Marine, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences and a member of the Geospatial Science and Technology Faculty at the Center for Geospatial Analytics at the North Carolina State University. She is a member of the OSGeo Foundation and the Open Source GRASS GIS Project Steering Committee and a co-author of the first book on Open Source GRASS GIS. Helena has developed graduate courses based on Free and Open... Read More →


Thursday February 26, 2015 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Room 305 A/B

Attendees (15)