Friday, September 12

  • Opening Party
    6–9pm

Saturday, September 13

Sunday, September 14

  • Fun and mapmaking!
    10am–4pm at various locations

What's a WhereCamp?

WhereCamps are unconferences that aim to connect geo-enthusiasts, developers, social place hackers, artists, activists, grad students, geographers, earth scientists and anybody else who wants to "know their place".

Popular topics include social cartography, software and hardware, context awareness, mobile experimentation, humanitarian mapping efforts, food webs and local food transparency, transit, psychogeography, geo games, paper maps, and place hacking.

WhereCampPDX + FOSS4G

This year's WhereCampPDX is being held in conjunction with FOSS4G, the largest global gathering focused on open source geospatial software.

Our 2014 background map is Woodcut from MapBox

WhereCampPDX 7 is on!

The Grid

WhereCampPDX is a free, annual unconference for people interested in geography and related technologies. This year’s WhereCampPDX will be happening September 12–14 at the Eliot Center and other Portland locations. If you’d like to join us, please register for free.

What’s a WhereCamp?

WhereCamps connect geo-enthusiasts, developers, social place hackers, artists, activists, grad students, geographers, earth scientists and anybody else who wants to “know their place”.

Popular topics include social cartography, software and hardware, context awareness, mobile development, humanitarian mapping efforts, food webs and local food transparency, transit, psychogeography, geo games, paper maps, and place hacking.

WhereCamp is an unconference, which means it has little to no pre-selected content. Instead, the content is provided by the participants once they arrive. Everyone gathers in the morning to propose sessions and schedule them in blocks throughout the day. Sessions take many forms, from prepared talks to open discussions to running around outside with balloons. We value open participation, providing access to new voices, and lowering barriers to participation. The result is a fun event is driven by the interests and talents of the participants.

When & Where is WhereCampPDX?

WhereCampPDX 7 will be held September 12-14, spanning Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Please register for free if you’re planning to attend, so we can accurately plan for food and such.

To kick things off, we’ll be hosting an opening party on Friday night with food, drink, and casual geonerdery. On Saturday, the Eliot Center will host our unconference day from 10am to 6pm. Sunday plays host to a variety of geo-related games and activities at locations throughout central Portland. We’re currently seeking Sunday activities, so if you have an idea or would like to run something, please let us know.

A Week of Geo Happenings!

This year WhereCampPDX is part of a whole week of geo-related events around Portland.

  • Starting off on Saturday, September 6th, join the Portland Postgres Users Group for PostgreSQL Day! Attendance is free, but an RSVP is required.
  • All week long, from the 8th to 12th, FOSS4G is in town! This is the largest global gathering focused on open source geospatial software. FOSS4G brings together developers, users, decision-makers and observers from a broad spectrum of organizations and fields of operation.
  • JS.geo, a geospatial JavaScript conference, takes place on Tuesday, September 9. Tickets are only $23.23 and are going fast.
  • On Wednesday, September 10, there’s a LocationTech Birds of a Feather Meetup.
  • Alongside WhereCampPDX at the Eliot Center on Saturday, you can join in the FOSS4G Code Sprints. The GeoServer team is continuing their sprints on Sunday.

How can I help?

WhereCampPDX is an all volunteer-run event. We’re just kicking off the bulk of the planning process now, and would love to have more folks scheming with us to make this the best WhereCampPDX ever. If you can lend a hand, please join our mailing list and stop by one of our planning meetings.

In order to keep WhereCampPDX free for everyone, we rely on the generous support of our sponsors. If your company is interested in supporting our efforts, please drop us a line.

Spread the word!

We’d love if it you could take a moment to tell other interested geonerds in your life about WhereCampPDX.

Some ideas:
* Post to your blog!
* Share your interest on Twitter, Facebook, or your favorite social network!
* Join our event on Lanyrd!

See you at WhereCamp!

Get ready for this weekend’s WhereCampPDX 6!

WhereCampPDX 6 is this weekend! We’re kicking things off tonight! Here are all the details you’ll need to make the most of your map-filled time.

Register Now

If you haven’t signed up for WhereCampPDX yet, do it now! It’s free!

Schedule

Friday September 27th, 6–9pm: Opening Party, sponsored by Esri!

Join us as we kick off the WhereCamp weekend with conversation and snacks. Feeling creative? Shoot a tiny bit of video and submit to our first-ever WhereCampPDX Film UnFestival!

Temboo / NXT Studios
123 NW 2nd Ave, 3rd floor

Saturday September 28th: Unconference Sessions

Metro Regional Center
600 NE Grand Ave
(enter through the courtyard)

  • 9:15am: Doors open, coffee is served!
  • 10:00am: Unconference kickoff, announcements, and session scheduling
  • 11:00am: Unconference sessions start
  • 1:00pm: Lunch from Nicholas Restaurant!
  • 2:00pm: Unconference sessions continue
  • 4:00pm: Afternoon break
  • 4:30pm: Even more unconference sessions
  • 5:30pm: Closing session

Afterward, evening activities TBA (hacking and pizza are traditional).

Sunday September 29th: Fun and mapmaking!

Flux Hacker Space
412 NW Couch #222
Doors open 10am

Activities will be scheduled throughout the day. Thus far, we know about:

  • 1–4pm: MaptimePDX — The inaugural meeting of Portland’s monthly map hacking meetup!

Volunteers Needed!

We need volunteers throughout the event to help with setup, cleanup, and greeting people at the door. If you can contribute an hour or two, please add your name to the signup sheet.

What to Bring

  • Yourself!
  • A laptop, for hacking or sharing your favorite maps, if you like
  • Cameras, notebooks, and other ways to help record the event

Share With Others

Thank You Sponsors!

Thanks to the generous support of our sponsors for helping to make WhereCampPDX 6 possible. At the Polygon level, Esri and Metro, and at the Point level, Flux, MapBox, SpatialDev, and TriMet.

Announcing…The WhereCamp Film UnFestival

vineIt’s all about the six-second video these days. And if you have a short attention span, you’ll be keen on this. Join us for the first ever WhereCamp Film UnFestival. All you have to do is get your smartyphone over to Vine and download the app. Record a 6-second video of your favorite map/geo/spatial-thing and tag it with #wherecamppdx2013. It’s great way to show off your carto, app, or messy desktop. We’ll be streaming them opening night and during Maptime on Sunday.

Aaaaand ACTION!

Join us for our opening party!

Kick off WhereCampPDX with an opening party, Friday Sept. 27! Special thanks to Esri for kickin’ in some support for this party.

Details:

6pm – 9pm
Temboo and NXT Industries
123 NW 2nd Ave
Portland OR 97209

Come meet other geo-enthusiasts, talk about unconference session topics for Saturday, and get the weekend started off right.

WhereCampPDX 6 is coming! – September 27–29, 2013

WhereCampPDX is a free, annual unconference for people interested in geography and related technologies. This year’s WhereCampPDX will be happening September 27–29 at the Metro Regional Center and other Portland locations. If you’d like to join us, please register for free.

What’s a WhereCamp?

WhereCamps connect geo-enthusiasts, developers, social place hackers, artists, activists, grad students, geographers, earth scientists and anybody else who wants to “know their place”.

Popular topics include social cartography, software and hardware, context awareness, mobile development, humanitarian mapping efforts, food webs and local food transparency, transit, psychogeography, geo games, paper maps, and place hacking.

WhereCamp is an unconference, which means it has little to no pre-selected content. Instead, the content is provided by the participants once they arrive. Everyone gathers in the morning to propose sessions and schedule them in blocks throughout the day. Sessions take many forms, from prepared talks to open discussions to running around outside with balloons. We value open participation, providing access to new voices, and lowering barriers to participation. The result is a fun event is driven by the interests and talents of the participants.

When & Where is WhereCampPDX?

WhereCampPDX 6 will be held September 27–29, spanning Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Please register for free if you’re planning to attend, so we can accurately plan for food and such.

To kick things off, we’ll be hosting an opening party on Friday night with food, drink, and casual geonerdery. On Saturday, the Metro Regional Center will host our unconference day from 10am to 6pm. Sunday plays host to a variety of geo-related games and activities at locations throughout central Portland. We’re currently looking for people to run things on Sunday, so if you have an idea, please let us know.

How can I help?

WhereCampPDX is an all volunteer-run event. We’re just kicking off the bulk of the planning process now, and would love to have more folks scheming with us to make this the best WhereCampPDX ever. If you can lend a hand, please join our mailing list and stop by one of our planning meetings.

In order to keep WhereCampPDX free for everyone, we rely on the generous support of our sponsors. If your company is interested in supporting our efforts, please drop us a line.

Spread the word!

We’d love if it you could take a moment to tell other interested geonerds in your life about WhereCampPDX.

Some ideas:
* Post to your blog!
* Share your interest on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, or your favorite social network!
* Join our event on Lanyrd!

See you at WhereCamp!