[Talk-lt] SOTM Baltics 2013 in Tartu, Estonia

Vladimir Elistratov vladimir.elistratov at gmail.com
Wed Apr 24 21:17:59 UTC 2013


Hi!

The SOTM Baltics conference will be held in 3-4 August (Saturday-Sunday)
2013 in Tartu, Estonia.

The conference page in the OSM-wiki:
http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/SOTM_Baltics_2013

Registration to the SOTM Baltics will be announced as soon as possible.


On Mon, Apr 15, 2013 at 8:56 PM, Vladimir Elistratov <
vladimir.elistratov at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi!
>
> We've been discussing the idea of a regional mini-conference to be
> attended by mappers from Baltic states.
> OSM community in our countries seems to be a closed and isolated circle
> with a very few new members each year. So we suggest to break the isolation
> through an international OSM meet-up (or mini-conference) in Tartu,
> Estonia. We coined the event "SOTM Baltics".
>
> Originally the event was targeted for mappers from Estonia, Russia, Latvia
> and Finland. Why wasn't Lithuania in the list? I thought it wasn't
> convinient to come from Vilnius to Tartu with public transportation. Please
> prove me wrong! I hope it's not a problem for you at all! :-)
>
> Event format: very unformal (it's more like UNconference than an academic
> conference): normal talks, lighting talks, "podium discussions", social
> event in a pub in the evening.
>
> Why Tartu? We have mappers from Tartu who volonteered to find a room for
> the SOTM Baltics. Also, Tartu can be conveniently accessed from the largest
> cities in the Baltic countries: Tallinn, Helsinki, Sankt Petersburg,
> Moscow, Riga
>
> Event fee: no or 10 Euro, to be decided.
>
> SOTM Baltics dates: a weekend in July. The exact dates are to be decided
> via polling (see below).
>
> If you decide to go to Tartu with public trasportation, you will have to
> change the bus in Riga. Tickets for the bus can be bought at
> http://www.luxexpress.eu/lt
>
> If you'd like to attend the event, please take part in the poll to decide
> on the conference dates: http://doodle.com/anddmr2kpxwnmv77
>
> The discussion takes place in the talk-ee list:
> http://lists.openstreetmap.org/pipermail/talk-ee/2013-April/001434.html
> If you'd like to take part in the discussion, subscribe here:
> http://lists.openstreetmap.org/listinfo/talk-ee
>
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