=== Opening Keynote Speaker ===
We are pleased to announce that Mike Bostock (http://bost.ocks.org/mike/) will be featured as the opening keynote speaker for FOSS4G 2014.
Bostock designs interactive graphics for The New York Times. He is also the author of D3.js (http://d3js.org) , a popular open-source library for visualizing data using web standards, and TopoJSON (https://github.com/mbostock/topojson) , an extension to GeoJSON that encodes topology.
D3.js is one of the most exciting visualization technologies to appear recently, and we’re very excited to have Mike at FOSS4G. You can see some of his work at his website (http://bost.ocks.org/mike/) and be sure to check out his numerous elegant D3.js examples at http://bl.ocks.org/mbostock.
=== Workshop Proposal Reminder===
Workshop Proposals are due March 15th, just a couple of days away. We’ve had lots of great submissions, but would love to have yours, too. Workshops are always very popular, and are a great way to introduce people to your work. No project or idea is too small to be worth submitting.
Read the Call for Workshops (https://2014.foss4g.org/calls-for-papers/workshop-proposals/) or go right to the submission page (https://2014.foss4g.org/submit-workshop/) .
=== Upcoming Dates ===
Workshop Proposals Due – March 15th
Registration Begins – April 1st
Academic Track Papers Due – April 15th
Presentation Submissions Due – April 15th
Workshops – Sept 8th-9th
Main Conference – Sept 10th-12th
Code Sprint – Sept 13th
=== About FOSS4G ===
The annual FOSS4G conference is the largest global gathering focused on open source geospatial software. FOSS4G brings together developers, users, decision-makers and observers from a broad spectrum of organizations and fields of operation. Through six days of workshops, presentations, discussions, and cooperation, FOSS4G participants create effective and relevant geospatial products, standards, and protocols.
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org