FOSS4G Europe 2024 workshops

Andrea Aime

Open source enthusiast with strong experience in Java development and GIS. Personal interest range from high performance software, managing large data volumes, software testing and quality, spatial data analysis algorithms, map rendering.
Full time open source developer on GeoServer and GeoTools, regular presenter at F0SS4G.
Received the Sol Katz's OSGeo award in 2017.

  • Styling Natural Earth with GeoServer
Andrea Antonello

Andrea Antonello has been involved in GFOSS development since earning his degree in environmental engineering.
He co-founded HydroloGIS, a company that develops and utilizes GFOSS software for environmental analyses.
Andrea leads the HortonMachine and Smash projects and is a member of the ARIES/KLAB development team.
He holds a PhD in GFOSS development for digital field mapping and currently works as a contract professor at the Free University of Bolzano.

  • Scripting with pyQGIS for beginners
Angelos Tzotsos
  • Doing Geospatial with Python
  • Diving into pygeoapi
Arnaud Le Carvennec

Arnaud is a software architect part of the CTO's office in CS Space. Arnaud has several years of experience working on critical software for ground processing environment. Arnaud focus his work on EO application and EO data dissemination.

  • Use of EODAG library for cross providers Earth Observation use
Astrid Emde

Astrid Emde is a Geospatial Expert and works in Bonn at WhereGroup since many years. She works as Senior GIS Consultant on WebGIS solutions with FOSSGIS. Astrid Emde is an active member of OSGeo and a Charter Member since 2010. From 2017-2021 she was in the OSGeo Board of Directors and is OSGeo Secretary. She recieved the Sol Katz Award in 2018 at FOSS4G 2018 in Dar es Salaam (Tanzania).

  • Manage your geospatial data with PostgreSQL/PostGIS
  • Learn how to create Web Applications with Mapbender
  • Setting up a Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI) with Open Source Software using OSGeoLive
Christian Hümmer

After receiving his M.Sc. degree in Computer Science from Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (Germany), Christian Hümmer has been working as a research associate in the university’s “Computer Vision” research group in various interdisciplinary research projects in the fields of image processing and machine learning, as well as satellite image quality assessment in collaboration with the German Aerospace center DLR. He joined the French Space Agency CNES in 2021, where he is currently working as an image processing engineer in the Earth Observation Lab, focusing on uncertainty-aware semantic segmentation for EO applications and multimodal change detection.

  • Multimodal (2D/3D) change detection for natural disaster response
David Montero Loaiza

PhD candidate at Leipzig University, engaged in research at the Remote Sensing Centre for Earth System Research (RSC4Earth). Developer of various open-source tools and software for geospatial applications, such as Awesome Spectral Indices, cubo, and sen2nbar. Google Developer Expert (GDE) for Google Earth Engine, contributing to the field by developing open-source GEE-based software like eemont and spectral.

  • Opening Pandora's Spectral Box: Pioneering the Awesome Spectral Indices Suite
  • Harnessing Earth's Data: Mastering Earth System Data Cubes
David Youssefi

David Youssefi received the Electrical Engineering degree from the École Nationale Supérieure d’Electronique, Informatique, Télécommunications, Mathématique et Mécanique, Bordeaux, France. From 2013 to 2018, he was a Study Engineer at Communications et Systèmes, Toulouse, where he worked on remote sensing image processing especially in 3D processing. He is currently with the Centre National d’Etudes Spatiales (French Space Agency), Toulouse, as a Ground Segment Software Development Engineer, where he is responsible for software development for Pleiades and design for the future Earth Observation mission CO3D from CNES.

  • Multimodal (2D/3D) change detection for natural disaster response
Dimitri Lallement

Dimitri Lallement joined the Centre National d’Etudes Spatiales (French Space Agency) in 2017 and integrated the Earth Observation Lab (EOLAB) in 2020. His main research topics are DTM extraction and 3D change detection from high resolution satellite imagery.

  • Multimodal (2D/3D) change detection for natural disaster response
Enock Seth Nyamador

Enock is a craft OpenStreetMap contributor. He promotes and advocates using Free and Open Source Software and Communities of Practice. He was a member of the Local Organizing Committee for FOSS4G 2021 Dar es Salaam (Tanzania). He volunteers in the OSGeo Marketing Committee and OSGeoLive PSC.

  • Manage your geospatial data with PostgreSQL/PostGIS
  • Setting up a Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI) with Open Source Software using OSGeoLive
Francesco Martinuzzi

I am Francesco Martinuzzi, a PhD student in Physics and Earth Sciences at Leipzig University in Germany. I am under the supervision of Prof. Miguel D. Mahecha and Dr. Karin Mora at the Remote Sensing Centre for Earth System Research RSC4Earth. My research is kindly funded by the Center for Scalable Data Analytics and Artificial Intelligence ScaDS.AI. I am also part of the ELLIS Society as a PhD affiliate.

In my PhD project I explore the consequences of extreme events on the biosphere using Machine Learning models and Dynamical Systems theory.

  • Opening Pandora's Spectral Box: Pioneering the Awesome Spectral Indices Suite
Gérald Fenoy

He obtained a Master degree in Computer Science for University of Montpellier II. After graduation, he worked in a private company as a developer for Web-GIS application and PostGIS based system integration. He established his company GeoLabs, in 2006, and have done several projects in France and overseas. He's been actively developing and promoting OSGeo technologies. He is a regular participant and contributor to FOSS4G Conferences. He is working on implementing the ZOO-Project. On top of this processing engine, he implements a user interface to manage web applications and OGC web services called MapMint.

  • ZOO-Project - OGC API - Processes - Introduction
Hans van der Kwast

Hans van der Kwast is an Associate Professor in Open Science and Digital Innovation at IHE Delft Institute for Water Education and a QGIS certified trainer and developer. He runs his own company QWAST-GIS ( and shares free course materials on GIS OpenCourseWare ( He is a co-author of the book QGIS for Hydrological Applications ( and has a popular YouTube Channel ( He is also a board member of the Dutch QGIS User Group and a member of QCooperative.

  • Point Cloud Processing with QGIS
Ian Turton

I am a research software engineer at the University of Glasgow working on the intersection of big geospatial data and AI. I am also a member of the GeoTools and GeoServer project steering committees and contribute code to both projects regularly.

  • Introduction to GeoServer
  • Styling Natural Earth with GeoServer
Ivan Ivanov

I do QGIS, QField and QFieldCloud development and I like it.

  • Practical hands-on from data collection in the field using QField/QFieldCloud to a nice looking atlas
Joana Simoes

Joana Simoes (she/her) is the Developer relations at OGC, taking the lead at connecting the standards with the wider developer community.
Joana has been working in the tech industry for more than fifteen years. After acquiring a PhD at UCL, her drive to solve real-world problems has led her to SMEs, an international organization and a start-up.
Joana has been very much involved in the Free and Open Source Software community, in particular in what concerns geospatial technologies.
Joana is the founder of ByteRoad, a SME in the field of data engineering and geospatial analytics.

  • Diving into pygeoapi
Jorge Martinez

Hello! I’m Jorge Martinez, currently working as a geospatial software engineer at the World Food Programme. My focus of work is mostly on geo-data collection and analysis to handle emergencies at a global level
My background is in electronic engineering, with a master in computer science. I did research in computer vision and machine learning and then jumped into GIS focusing of development of different open source tools, ranging from spatial database infrastructure, to OpenStreetMap-derived tools.
On my free time, I like to mix music, visit historical museums and try exotic food.

Just van den Broecke

Just van den Broecke is an independent Open Source geospatial professional working under the
trading name "Just Objects" - In his daily work
he designs, develops and deploys Open Source geospatial infrastructures, stacks and products.
He is a core contributor to Open Source projects like pygeoapi (also PSC), GeoHealthCheck, Stetl, and NLExtract. He is an OSGeo Charter Member and founder/former-chair of, the Dutch Local OSGeo Chapter.

  • Doing Geospatial with Python
  • Diving into pygeoapi
krishna lodha


I'm krishna, I'm a web GIS Developer focusing on FOSS stack. I help my clients escape the trap of paying $$$ every month for technologies, that are available for free using FOSS.
Apart from development, I also do lot of content creation at related to GIS

  • Doing Geospatial with Python
  • Diving into pygeoapi
  • Building Spatial APIs in PostgreSQL with PostgREST
  • Styling Natural Earth with GeoServer
Laura Tinarelli

Laura is a landscape architect, born and raised in the Bolognese countryside, with a bachelor's degree in Ornamental Greenery and Landscape Protection from the University of Bologna and a master's degree in Landscape Architecture from the University of Florence.
Since 2018 she has been collaborating with INLAND studio carrying out professional and applied research activities in the areas of landscape design and deepening the use of GIS systems applied to environmental management. Her field of interest is in botany, garden design, restoration of historic gardens, plant associations and management of protected natural areas.

  • Practical hands-on from data collection in the field using QField/QFieldCloud to a nice looking atlas
Luís M. de Sousa

Luís has relied on open source software for geospatial since 2001, when he
first interacted with GRASS. Since then he contributed code and documentation
to various projects such as OWSLib, OpenLayers, QGis and others. In 2016 he
became a OSGeo charter member and integrated the first Project Steering
Committee of the PyWPS project. He was one of the founding members of the
European chapter of OSGeo and chaired the Scientific Committee of the
FOSS4G-Europe conference in 2018. Since 2023 Luís shares the role of Chief
Returning Officer at OSGeo.

  • Doing Geospatial with Python
  • Diving into pygeoapi
Matthias Kuhn

I am a Geographer and application developer by training.
I started to work on QGIS core over 10 years ago and created QField.

  • Practical hands-on from data collection in the field using QField/QFieldCloud to a nice looking atlas
Maximilian Söchting
  • Harnessing Earth's Data: Mastering Earth System Data Cubes
Paul van Genuchten
  • Doing Geospatial with Python
  • Diving into pygeoapi

Working for a while with data and open-source packages, and a fan of transferring knowledge through tools. Interested in sustainable mobility and neuropsychology.

  • From OpenStreetMap to GTFS to website for public transport.
Rajat Shinde
  • ZOO-Project - OGC API - Processes - Introduction
Raymond Nijssen

Raymond Nijssen is an open source GIS enthusiast and contributor and has been using GIT for over 10 years.

  • Getting started with GIT
  • Scripting with pyQGIS for beginners
Robert Coup

Robert Coup is the head of technology of Koordinates and has been involved in open source geospatial for nearly twenty years. As well as Kart, he is also a contributor to GDAL and several other open source projects.

  • Practical data versioning with Kart
Seth Girvin

Member of the MapServer PSC, OSGeo Charter Member, and Ireland's OSGeo Chapter

  • Getting Started with MapServer
Silvester Pari

Developer of Web Front-Ends and Design-Driven Product Concepts at EOX.
One brain hemisphere for music and computing, one for travel, international culture and organization, both for meeting challenges in front-end and UI development.

  • EOxElements: Your building blocks for Geospatial UI Development
Srijit S Madhavan

I work as a Frontend Lead at Blue Sky Analytics, a climate-space tech startup dedicated to empowering the world's decision-makers with accurate, real-time, and standardized climate data.

My primary responsibility is to work on visualizing vast climate data such as forest fires, GHG emissions, water quantification, carbon sequestration, and more on the client side.

I also work with EOX as an open-source contributor for their multiple geospatial projects.

I have experience working with Maplibre, Mapbox, openlayers, turf, h3js, deckgl, react/lit etc. Spanning over 5+ years, I have been passionately assisting startups with frontend development.

  • High performant & large-scale geospatial visualisation using MapLibre and Deck.GL (with React)
Sylvain Brunato
  • Use of EODAG library for cross providers Earth Observation use
Tom Kralidis

Tom Kralidis is with the Meteorological Service of Canada and longtime contributor to FOSS4G. He contributes to numerous projects in the Geopython ecosystem.

Tom is the co-chair of the OGC API - Records Standards Working Group, chair of the WMO Expert Team on Metadata, and serves on the OSGeo Board of Directors.

  • Doing Geospatial with Python
  • Diving into pygeoapi
Veronica Andreo

Veronica Andreo holds a PhD in Biology and an MSc in Remote Sensing and GIS Applications. She is part of the GRASS Dev Team, and serves as PSC chair since 2021. She currently works at the Center for Geospatial Analytics, in North Carolina State University (USA).

  • Let's combine GRASS, Python and R: Satellite time series data for species distribution modeling
Walter Lorenzetti

G3W-SUITE server side development manager
Django and Python developer

  • G3W-SUITE: the OS framework to publish and manage QGIS projects on the web
Yuri Astrakhan
  • Cofounder of MapLibre
  • Maintainer of Martin Tile Server
  • Author of Wikipedia API, Maps, and graphs
  • Generate, serve, and visualize your own base map or overlay tiles with MapLibre stack and Planetiler.