[Talk-africa] [OSM-Talk-ZA] Fwd: [Osmf-talk] SotM 2020
bernellev at gmail.com
Wed Aug 28 12:35:57 UTC 2019
Replying to all for interest:
I need team members listed on the page to show strength of numbers,
basically. So, for starters, please add your name (thanks Geoffrey!).
Also, please share this bid to your networks!
I don't know the OSM community nor do I know the SotM format. I have
organised the Debian Conference in Cape Town before (DebConf16), which
I think is a similar culture.
My interest in getting involved, and also my concern that I may
'corrupt' the format, is that I am interested in using OSM in games,
urban metabolism visualisations and information design, and organising
a conference is a great way to learn and connect. I would like the
conference to have tracks addressing these things, which hopefully
would also incentivise creatives and people who otherwise may not be
interested in OSS mapping stuff to attend - bringing new blood and
pretty things. I need help to keep the conference true to the SotM
For accessibility, but also for the increasing concern about
(long-haul) flights and climate change, I would like a greater
emphasis on remote participation. Ideally, an avatar in a virtual
world :) Like, SimCity for OSM! (not that far fetched, but probably a
lot of work) Ideas needed on how to improve accessibility here.
My current favourite is the University of Cape Town Rondebosch campus,
as I know how things work there and we have a staff member on the team
(DebConf16 was held there). I still need a letter of support from a
relevant department/faculty to give us a venue discount. Does this
suit people in terms of access, transport, whatever? Other ideas? If
anyone wants to help with catering or venue quotes, also get in touch
please. Feel free to add known costs to the wiki as an indication to
the bid committee, see Heidelberg (this year's SotM) bid as example:
On Wed, Aug 28, 2019 at 2:06 PM Edson Nicolai via Talk-ZA
<talk-za at openstreetmap.org> wrote:
> Hi Bernelle,
> I’m based in Luanda, and couldn’t attend previous conferences, but looking at the possible dates on the page, I might attend this one.
> Let me know what info you might need from me and how I can help at all.
> Ed Nicolai
> Music Video/TV Ad Director - Motion Graphics
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> > On 28 Aug 2019, at 12:59 PM, Bernelle Verster <bernellev at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Hi
> > I submitted a bid to host the 2020 State of the Map conference in Cape
> > Town, South Africa .
> > The deadline for this bid is Saturday 31 August 2019. At the moment we
> > have a very small team, and no interest from the OSM community in
> > South Africa. I am willing to lead the bid but will have to withdraw
> > if there is not sufficient interest to help organise it.
> > Please add your names and give indications of suitable
> > venues/locations and catering options if you have opinions on this.
> > regards
> > Bernelle (indiebio)
> > https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/State_of_the_Map_2020/Call_for_venues/CapeTown
> >> On Sun, Aug 11, 2019 at 10:47 AM Bernelle Verster <bernellev at gmail.com> wrote:
> >> Hi
> >> There is now a bid for Cape Town. I don't have a team yet, so this
> >> group posting is to call any interested peoples to add their name and
> >> share ideas for what they'd like to see.
> >> https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/State_of_the_Map_2020/Call_for_venues/CapeTown
> >> You can find me through email or IRC (indiebio).
> >> regards
> >> Bernelle
> >>> On Mon, Jul 29, 2019 at 6:56 AM Enock Seth Nyamador <enockseth at gmail.com> wrote:
> >>> FYI
> >>> ---------- Forwarded message ---------
> >>> De : Christine Karch <christine at hermione.de>
> >>> Date: mar. 18 juin 2019 à 23:59
> >>> Subject: [Osmf-talk] SotM 2020
> >>> To: <osmf-talk at openstreetmap.org>, Talk Openstreetmap <talk at openstreetmap.org>
> >>> Hello OSM community,
> >>> at the moment we have no venue for SotM 2020. There are no candidates
> >>> even yet. Hello world! Is there any OSM community who would like to host
> >>> SotM spontaneous? We extend the call for bids until end of August. We
> >>> would like to present the SotM 2020 in Heidelberg during SotM 2019.
> >>> Please use our wiki form for the formal part of your bid . But don't
> >>> hesitate to ask questions to the SotM working group via email.
> >>> Did you ever consider to provide the unconference format? This could be
> >>> an amazing change to what we are used. Or should we just meet for a
> >>> barbecue? :)
> >>> Or how about an upgrade of your local conference to a global?
> >>> Cheers,
> >>> Christine
> >>> 
> >>> https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/State_of_the_Map_2020/Call_for_venues
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> >>> -Enock
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