Helping Brian realize his idea was fun. Here's his summary. What's next?
There was considerable discussion as to what's next. We hope to offer "getting started" workshops in the coming months to help new users over the learning curve hump. In addition, getting experienced users together for more "deep dive" knowledge sharing is a priority.
I suspect that there are a lot of folks who can't make the trip to Capetown later this year. This might open a small market for open source GIS workshops and face-to-face meetings in this region, like the early MapServer/GDAL/PostGIS meetings. I'd like to be a part of that.