OsGeo Oceania Grant Program in 5 minutes
10-17, 16:55– (Pacific/Auckland), Plenary

Come and learn the news about OsGeo Oceania grants from one of the Grant Committee most enthusiastic member. The grants are open to all community members and have already been used across the Pacific to help organising events and activities in the open source spatial field.

A 5 minutes summary about what is the Grant Program, what types of grants you can apply for, and how they can and have been used to help the Pacific open source community.

Elisa a senior GIS analyst and DBA with over 18 years of experience in GIS and database administration. She has been working with most of the proprietors and open-source GIS packages and recently moved all her company's spatial databases from MSSQL to PostgreSQL server, a feat that she's not looking to repeat soon!

Elisa was born in Italy and moved to New Zealand in 2008, where she currently resides.
She is a great supporter of GIS open-source software as she strongly believes that everybody should be able to know and use GIS, especially people belonging to minority groups or living in remote areas. For this reason, she's got involved with the OsGeo Oceania community, serving as board member for two years, and currently happily distributing its money to the community by running the Grant and TGP programs.

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