Who is in your space at State of the Map?

Image taking during mapathons at Open Labs Hackerspace in Albania

Working together. Picture from a photo under CC BY-SA 4.0 by Anxhelo Lushka

There is a great program of talks and workshops for this year’s State of the Map, but as people gather from around the world we want to make the most of this in-person time together. On all three days of the conference we’ll have some rooms available for a more informal schedule.

Bookable Spaces

What area of OpenStreetMap are you involved in, and do you want to discuss specific subjects with like-minded people? The engineering group, mappers that cycle, those wanting to increase diversity and representation,… we’ve had some great sessions before.

Edit the OSM wiki page to suggest a group or a topic, so others can get interested in joining you. During the conference, confirm your session with the event team for its time slot to be decided.

Free and Open Space

After an inspiring talk or during the lunch breaks you might find yourself deep in conversation with fellow delegates and want to carry on the discussion away from the noise of our foyer area. There will be a room known as “Free and Open Space” that can’t be booked. This might also be a place where small groups would want to work together, coding a new feature of OpenStreetMap software or collaborating on documentation and guides.

Turn up when you want to use it, find some chairs, and chat away.

Lightning Talks

Check out the program for this year’s selection of talks. Perhaps something new has happened since the deadline for proposing talks, perhaps you didn’t have the idea quite worked out. On Friday and Sunday we will try to make some extra slots available for lightning talks. These are quick five-minute talks that don’t need to have slides.

If you’ve got something to share in this manner, please add it to the OSM wiki page so that we are aware of how much time we would need to make available.

Your State of the Map team

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