Only a week and a half to go to the kick-off of State Of The Map US – time for some updates!
First of all, tickets are going fast now but there’s still some left, so if you still want to register, now is the time. Head over to http://stateofthemap.us/ – and remember, there’s still an $30 discount for new and existing OSM US Chapter Members.
The program is bursting at the seams, so much so that we had no choice but to add a third parallel track for some of the blocks. This is a nice problem to have. One of the last minute additions to the program is
, who will be talking about updates to ITO’s
magnificent suite of OSM data tools. And who knows, maybe he will have a ‘US Years of Edits’ video up his sleeve? I guess we will have to wait and see.
Also, we want to make sure those who can’t make it to Portland can tune in to the conference in as many ways as possible. If you’re coming, tweet (#sotmpdx), blog, post photos (flickr: sotmpdx). We’re also planning to stream and record most sessions, and we’re looking for volunteers to help us with that. If you do at least two blocks,
you get your conference ticket for free. Sign up here: https://wiki.openstreetmap.
We’re also looking for volunteers for the registration desk and room moderation, so if you want to lend a helping hand making this the greatest SOTM US ever, sign up on the wiki!
As part of the conference, we’ll be leading an Intro to OSM workshop for new folks attending and opening it up to the public at large. Pass the word along if you know anyone local in Portland who would like a primer in contributing to OpenStreetMap:
Finally, as the conference draws closer, the wiki page is buzzing with plans to get together on Thursday night and Friday. On Friday night, the WhereCamp PDX folks have invited us to party with them for a mixing of the OSM and local geo community over beers and snacks. Details to come soon on the wiki. So if you’re in town early, join us
for drinks and pre-conference fun! Details (subject to change) are here: https://wiki.openstreetmap.