How did I get here, how could you get here, and would you even want to?
10-19, 14:55–15:20 (Pacific/Auckland), Plenary

How I made an open source geospatial business dream a reality.

Have you ever dreamed of running a business based entirely around open source geospatial? It's been my dream too, and over the last decade I've been on a journey to make it a reality. I'd love to share my story with you!
While this won't be a step by step guide to making your own open source consultancy, I'm hoping that by honestly sharing my experiences I'll help others in their journeys. I'll be breaking down what's worked so far for me (and what hasn't!), and where I see opportunities for others to grow their own businesses.

Nyall has been a developer with the QGIS project since 2013. During this time he has contributed over 5000 additions to the project, and today is one of the most active developers on the project. Nyall’s contributions cover a wide range of areas – from improvements to the map rendering and symbology engines, enhancements to labeling and print layout functionality, right through to optimisations of the underlying spatial processing algorithms utilised by QGIS. Nyall is the proprietor of North Road Consulting, an Australian based spatial development consultancy which predominantly utilises international co-funding and crowd-funding campaigns to finance development into open source GIS applications.

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