[Talk-us] Reaching out to Local User Groups

Steve Coast steve at asklater.com
Wed Feb 6 20:15:30 GMT 2013


Great, good to hear.

I'm worried I said something the wrong way that made you guys feel defensive. Wasn't my intention if so. This is your baby, I just ran the first mapping party and we ran tons of them at CloudMade so I have opinions but I'm not trying to tell you what to do.

Steve


On Feb 6, 2013, at 11:37 AM, the Old Topo Depot <oldtopos at novacell.com> wrote:

> We already did/do that :
> 
> 1.  Sunnyvale and SF Edit-a-thons used a Google Hangout so that I could give a remote bootstrap to SF as they did not have a local leader.  Seemed to work
> 2.  BiWeekly Mappy Hours are held, also via Hangout and are well attended and also seem to work
> 
> Google hangout is challenged wrt to scalability; it'd be good to have more video participants.
> 
> Local F2F is surely better; but remotes can be effective to spinup remote/detached folks who then act as seeds/centers around which locals can form.  Let's stay open to all the possibilities.  A little encouragement and interaction seems to go a long way, even if beers are NOT involved ;-)
> 
> On Wed, Feb 6, 2013 at 11:16 AM, Kathleen Danielson <kathleen.danielson at gmail.com> wrote:
> Re: Map -- All in good time. (Gotta write up my blog post first...)
> 
> Re: Remote meetup deployment: I love that idea and think it would be an awesome goal 6 months from now. I'd love to have built up a local OSM user group organizer toolkit by then, so that we can give them some tried and tested resources to keep things going. 
> 
> Re: Sponsors-- might be something that corporate OSM users would like to sponsor...
> 
> 
> On Wed, Feb 6, 2013 at 2:08 PM, Steve Coast <steve at asklater.com> wrote:
> Stupid suggestion - plot these on a map.
> 
> Would be interesting to see which high-populaion areas *don't* have a meet up and then see if we can organize something remotely and then some of us fly in for a weekend, if inclined, to kick things off.
> 
> Costs would be $200 for SWA flights plus $200 for hotels or something. I suspect we could find that kind of money somewhere to sponsor someone to do this.
> 
> Steve
> 
> On Feb 6, 2013, at 6:13 AM, Kathleen Danielson <kathleen.danielson at gmail.com> wrote:
> 
>> I heard from a few of you, so thanks a ton! I just realized this will be a lot easier if I give you the local groups I already have on my list. If you organize *or are a member of* (or just know of) a local user group from somewhere other than the areas listed below, please let me know ASAP! 
>> 
>> New York
>> Chicago
>> Washington, DC
>> Boston
>> San Francisco (I'm combining this with Sunnyvale, but let me know if that's incorrect and they are really two separate entities)
>> Seattle
>> St Louis
>> Tampa
>> Portland
>> Cleveland
>> Salt Lake City
>> 
>> 
>> On Tue, Feb 5, 2013 at 2:47 PM, Kathleen Danielson <kathleen.danielson at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Calling all OSM Local User Group organizers--
>> 
>> Over the last several weeks I have reached out to many of you, but I am certain that I missed a few. I am working on wrapping my initial findings on the local OSM communities in the US, but I want to ensure that you're all represented.
>> 
>> If we have NOT directly connected about your local OSM group, please shoot me a quick note to let me know that and I'll have some follow up questions for you after that. Nothing taxing or time-consuming, I swear!
>> 
>> Thanks!
>> Kathleen
>> 
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