[FOSSGIS-Talk] Fwd: [OSGeo-Announce] Anita Graser receives the Sol Katz Award 2020

Astrid Emde (FOSSGIS e.V.) astrid.emde at fossgis.de
Mo Sep 28 08:16:01 CEST 2020

Anita Graser erhält den Sol Katz Award 2020!

Herzlichen Glückwunsch!

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Anita Graser was honoured with the 2020 Sol Katz Award, presented on 10. 
September 2020, during the virtual OSGeo Annual General Meeting. This 
was the 16th year of the award.

We are honoured to announce that Anita Graser is the recipient of the 
Sol Katz Award 2020.

Anita Graser is a spatial data scientist and an open source GIS 
advocate. She is doing mobility research. She is encouraging people to 
get involved through social media, blog posts, presentations, podcasts & 
courses at university.

Anita has served on the OSGeo board of directors.

She best known for being involved in QGIS which is one of the most 
successful OSGeo projects. Anita has served in the QGIS steering 
commitee since 2013 and authored not less than 7 books on it! Anita also 
developed the QGIS Time Manager plugin. She lives in Austria and is well 
known on social media as underdarkGIS.

On behalf of the OSGeo communities we congratulate and thank Anita 
Graser for all of her contributions.

Thank you Anita, you deserve this.

You can watch the Sol Katz Award Ceremony here: 

Read more about Anita Graser in her blog https://anitagraser.com/about/

About the award
The Sol Katz Award for Free and Open Source Software for Geospatial 
(FOSS4G) is awarded annually by OSGeo to individuals who have 
demonstrated leadership in the FOSS4G community. Recipients of the award 
have contributed significantly through their activities to advance open 
source ideals in the geospatial realm. The award acknowledges both the 
work of community members, and pay tribute to one of its founders, for 
years to come.


Anita Graser’s speech after receiving the Sol Katz Award
“As people working in open source projects, we are constantly reminded 
that we are all standing on the shoulders of giants.
However, particularly this year, we also see just how important small 
personal connections are. For me, my involvement with open source 
communities really took off when I joined the QGIS hackfest in Vienna in 
2009 and I felt that my participation was really appreciated and 
welcome. I couldn’t imagine being without these connections anymore.

Thank you to the whole QGIS community, particularly my fellow PSC 
members both current and former: Tim, Andreas, Jürgen, Richard, Paolo, 
Otto, Marco Hugentobler, Alessandro, our new chair Marco Bernasocchi, 
and of course QGIS founder Gary Sherman for starting this awesome 
project and for still being around and actively promoting geospatial 
open source by publishing so many great books covering multiple 
different OSGeo projects.

I’d also like to thank my partner and my family for being incredibly 
understanding whenever I’m spend my time geeking out over a new 
programming project, data analysis, forum question, or conference talk.

Thank you also to my friends, colleagues and fellow members of the 
larger OSGeo community for sharing ideas, providing valuable feedback, 
and spreading the word about all the great work that’s going on all 
around us.

I’m constantly amazed by all the innovation happening to nourish and 
grow our community. And I’m looking forward to continue being a part of 
these efforts.

Thank you! “
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