FOSS4G 2023 - The vision and mission for the next 20 years of QGIS awesomeness
06-28, 10:30–11:00 (Europe/Tirane), Outdoor Stage

QGIS turned 20 years old last year. The first lines of code were written in mid-February 2002 and when the programme was first compiled and run, it could do precisely one thing:
Connect to a PostGIS database and draw a vector layer.

Nowadays, QGIS is the go-to GIS solution for millions of users, and to make sure that QGIS's future is as bright as its past, we did a lot of work on communication, strategy and outreach.
In this talk, I’ll overview all the work done, the current status and the future of QGIS and its community.

Marco Bernasocchi is an open-source advocate, entrepreneur and full-stack geoninja. He is the creator of QField for QGIS, currently serves as Chair, and is an Open Source Geospatial Foundation board member. In his day job, Marco is the CEO of, which he founded in 2011.

A geographer by trade, Marco lives in a small Romansh-speaking mountain village in Switzerland, where he loves scrambling around the mountains to enjoy the feeling of freedom it gives him. Outgoing, flexible and open-minded, Marco fluently speaks five languages. The best thing is: He not only knows how to say it but also loves sharing his know-how.

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