A Halloween WhereCamp approaches! 👻

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WhereCampPDX 8 is on! Join us October 31, 2015 at the Metro Regional Center If you’d like to join us, please register for free.

Keynote Speaker: Matthew Freid

Matthew Freid manages the Corporate GIS Program in the Bureau of Technology Services at the City of Portland. The CGIS Program provides a central repository of GIS data that is available to internal customers and external access through Portlandmaps.com. Matt will be speaking on the following topics:

  • Background on City of Portland Open Data efforts
  • What the city has been working on for the new version of Portland maps.
  • How the city uses API’s to access spatial and tabular data and how developers could use them as well
  • Plans for making more city data available as part of this effort
  • Work the city are doing on key datasets for the community including addresses and buildings.

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 8 will be held Saturday, October 31, 2015.

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

If you’re interested in planning coordinating activities over the WhereCampPDX weekend, 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.

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!

See you at WhereCamp!