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Subject: Re: Wikimedia/mapping event in Europe early next year?
Date: Sun, 02 Dec 2012 10:32:46 -0800
From: Quim Gil <qgil(a)wikimedia.org>
CC: Andy Mabbett <andy(a)pigsonthewing.org.uk>
On 12/02/2012 12:03 AM, Andy Mabbett wrote:
I would suggest piggy-backing this on OSM's annual
State of the Map' event.
Piggy-backing on bigger events is generally a good idea for small
hackfests with a good % of pure volunteers.
However, as for today the State of the Map conference doesn't even have
time/location defined, but it's quite certain that it will be in 2H
2013. Within the February-March time frame suggested by Erik there are
Feb 2-3 @ Brussels (Belgium)
OSM got a booth en previous years. No idea about 2013 but FOSDEM is
anyway a good pole of attraction for all kind of FLOSS developers -
ourselves included. In fact we are trying to build critical mass around
this event - see https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Events/FOSDEM
Sadly there is no geolocation DevRoom but if both projects want to
organize something right before the event (e.g Friday, Feb 1st)...
Later than that other options could be
San Francisco, April 2-4.
Berlin, May 22-25.
Berlin, probably June.
The OSM project has more events listed at
but there are no 2013 events
listed right now?
There is also http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Conferences
but most of
those events happen in 2H 2013.
What about a combo around FOSDEM and Where Conference, focusing each on
EU/US communities with a few privileged sponsored contributors able to
attend and connect both?
Technical Contributor Coordinator