Maria Arias de Reyna
María has been a free GIS software developer since 2007. She worked on different topics like routing, real-time map and SDI. In 2012 she started working for GeoCat, focusing mainly on the development of GeoNetwork opensource and other services related to spatial data infrastructures. María is a member of the Local Spanish-Speaking Chapter of OSGeo and is one of the founders of Geoinquietos Sevilla. She is also the President of OSGeo.
Victor Olaya is a GIS developer and writer. He is the creator of the QGIS Processing framework, and has been working on developing analytical tools for GIS during all his career. He wrote “Sistemas de información Geográfica” a 900+ pages free book about GIS theory, and its shorter companion book, “Introducción a los SIG”. An English translation of the latter was recently published.
“Trained as an economist, I spent the first 20 years of my working life in building materials before stumbling upon Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in 1998.
Through my consultancy KnowWhere, I now work as a non-executive director, a strategic consultant and an investor, advisor and mentor to technology startups particular with a geographic or location focus. I am currently chairman of geo.me, a Google Maps Partner, a strategic advisor to the board of Astun Technology, the UK’s leading Open Source geobusiness and a member of the Advisory Board of OpenCage Data.
I have been active in OSGeo since 2011 and chaired FOSS4G in Nottingham in 2013. I am a Charter Member of the OSGeo Foundation, a member of the Conference Committee, lead on the FOSS4G Travel Grant Programme and treasurer of the OSGeo:UK chapter.
When not working, I blog, tweet, talk about geography, technology, things open and politics and follow the Arsenal.”
Malcolm Bain is an English and Spanish lawyer, based in Barcelona, specializing in IT and IP law for the last 15 years at his law firm id law partners. He focusses on R+D+I projects, technology transfer and open source/open content, as well as more usual areas of software, ecommerce law and privacy. He is a member of Free Software Foundation Europe, and has spoken at many events on open source legal and licensing issues.