[Edinburgh-pm] New open-tech lighting-talks meetup

Miles Gould miles at assyrian.org.uk
Thu Feb 10 07:31:32 PST 2022

On Thu, 10 Feb 2022 at 14:54, Anthony Randell <anthony.randell at gmail.com>

> Hi,
> Q1 -Yes, sounds like fun, be nice to see folk again!
> Q2 - Could talk about collating gis tree data for planning tree planting
> in Wales; it's open data on open GIS platforms but likely to be longer than
> 5 minutes

Cool! That's very much the kind of thing we're after; we can probably be a
bit flexible with the schedule, depending on how many other offers we get


> https://datamap.gov.wales/maps/woodland-opportunity-map-2021/
> On Thu, 10 Feb 2022 at 11:50, Miles Gould <miles at assyrian.org.uk> wrote:
>> *tap tap* this thing still on?
>> A couple of friends and I are trying to put together an evening of
>> five-minute lightning talks for early March, to be hosted in Codebase (and
>> streamed online, but we really want to make it an in-person event like in
>> the Before Times insofar as possible). We're soliciting talks on open tech,
>> defined very broadly: if there's a cool open-source project you want to
>> show off, or open data source that people might find useful, or some aspect
>> of licensing that isn't widely understood, or - you get the idea - then
>> we'd love to hear about it! It doesn't have to be something you've worked
>> on personally, it's fine if it only runs on Windows/AWS/other proprietary
>> platform, it just needs to be open in some way. If the first night goes
>> well, we're hoping to make it a monthly event, maybe mixing up lightning
>> talks with some longer ones.
>> So, two questions:
>>  - Are you interested in attending such an event? (in-person or virtually)
>>  - Are you interested in giving a talk?
>> Cheers,
>> Miles
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