[Foundation-l] [OT: OSM] State of the Map, Sep 9-11 - discount for early birds, scholarships

Samuel Klein meta.sj at gmail.com
Thu Jun 2 05:39:07 UTC 2011

Somewhat off-topic, from one of our awesome cousin projects:

The annual OSM meeting will be in Denver this September 9-11.  Early
bird registration ends in two weeks.

Outside of Wikimedia, OSM may be the most successful focused free
knowledge project around, and has revolutionized the culture of
mapping worldwide.  I had the pleasure of seeing their LinuxTag booth
the other week, and some of the print maps they are making with their
data are among the best I have seen.  I encourage anyone who is close
to Denver to consider going.

They are offering scholarships for mappers from countries with smaller
mapping communities who could not afford to come.  They list a few
countries as examples:

    Eastern and Southern Europe: Belarus, Kosovo, Bulgaria
    Arab States: Tunisia, Bahrain, Jordan
    Asia: Nepal, Afghanistan, Cambodia, Indonesia
    Latin America: Argentina, Bolivia, Guatemala
    Africa: Liberia, Ivory Coast, Swaziland

If you know OSM contributors in these regions who might benefit from
being at this meeting, you can nominate them via email until June 25:


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Subject: State of the Map discounts


As you may have heard, this years main OpenStreetMap event, "State of
the Map", will take place in Denver, Colorado, USA during September
9th-11th. Read more about our event on our website
If you are a member of the OpenStreetMap Foundation, we can offer you
a $15 discount on the community tickets. This discount is also
available for the early-bird tickets which can still be acquired until
June 15th.

You may want to extend your stay in Denver by also attending FOSS4G
Let's meet in Denver!
Henk Hoff

Organising Committee
State Of The Map 2011

henk at stateofthemap.org
phone +31 6 4808 8925

Samuel Klein          identi.ca:sj           w:user:sj          +1 617 529 4266

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