Thanks to basically the whole OS geo community, we are inching towards being ready:
How cool is that? Many thanks to everyone for your help! There is no way we could pull this off without you.
In this final countdown, we have some important announcements and calls for participation:
Is that it? Yeah we think that’s it. Oh wait, one more thing:
Ok, that’s it, for real this time.
As always, reach out to hello[at]maptime[dot]io with any questions.
We can’t wait to see you in NYC!
As many of you likely already know, a few days ago Nepal was hit with a magnitude 7.8 earthquake. The natural disaster has shattered temples and homes, and left thousands dead or injured.
What can you do to help? In addition to donating to your favorite relief effort, you can help Humanitarian Openstreetmap Team (HOT) to remap the area.
All of us at Maptime are excited to announce our first ever pretty darn big donation. Thanks to the fine folks at CartoDB, Maptimes that meet up in the month of March will get free pizza for up to 35 people.
This is huge! Maptime is self-organized by volunteers. Those without sponsorship have to shoulder the cost of snacks, Meetup.com fees, and sometimes even the cost for space. It’s a testament to the commitment of our community…but it still adds up. This pizza donation will make it that much easier on our organizers this month.
For which we say…
Also many thanks to all of our organizers. It’s your work that makes Maptime the amazing community that it is today.
Want to sponsor a Maptime? Email email@example.com. Tax deductible donations coming soon!
Maptime Bear mascot by Omar Ureta of MaptimeLA
Mark your calendar, and make your travel arrangements! We are having our second annual Maptime Summit (and our first full-day affair) on Monday, June 8, 2015, in conjunction with the OpenStreetMap State of the Map US conference!
And if that wasn’t amazing enough, we get to have it at the United Nations headquarters in New York City!
We will post more details in the coming months, but for now we are planning a single track of workshops, lightning talks, and discussion that will happen in parallel with the SOTMUS hackathon day on Monday. Maptime chapter organizers, attendees, and any kind of map fans are all welcome and encouraged to attend!
Got questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org for answers! See you in NYC!
By the Maptime SF & OAK Gang, which crosses over with HQ a lot
Happy new year, Maptime! There’s lots brewing for 2015 already, and we’re excited to get started with all of it. Conferences, mega-organizer meetings, and chapter support are all on the list, but first we must tend to our primary mission: getting our tutorial schedule together so we can get teaching!
This year, we want to try something new: making a schedule that puts tutorials in some kind of order. We hope that doing this will address a couple important challenges: