[Talk-us] Local user groups

Clifford Snow clifford at snowandsnow.us
Wed Jan 22 16:59:14 UTC 2014

On Wed, Jan 22, 2014 at 8:47 AM, Kathleen Danielson <
kathleen.danielson at gmail.com> wrote:

> Not to toot my own horn, but I gave a talk on this very subject at SOTM US
> 2013, which you can watch here:
> http://vimeopro.com/openstreetmapus/state-of-the-map-us-2013/video/68098498
> Among my key points is my intense loyalty to Meetup (I understand the
> reservations, but it *just works*). I also have some recommendations around
> how to structure such a group, and how to keep yourself from burning out.
> I'll have more to say soon, but here's the main thing I want to say: No
> matter what anyone tells you, or what you tell yourself, this isn't an easy
> task, so don't get down on yourself if your local community seems to be
> struggling. Community is hard. You're doing great.

How about holding a Hangout for Mapping Party Organizers to discuss and
share ways to improve our mapping parties? We might also discuss ways to
get funding to start new groups.

OpenStreetMap: Maps with a human touch
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