WhereCamp 2009 – The Unconference for Mappers, Hackers and Geo People

Update: We’ve just announced that CloudMade will be sponsoring WhereCamp 2009. We’re excited to be joining WhereCamp’s organizers and helping to put together the best geo unconference of the year. As well as sponsoring the event, we’ll be sponsoring a special hacking contest to be help from Friday night – Saturday. This is your chance to build something inventive and inspirational using the latest geo APIs around. We’ll provide awesome prizes for the winners and snacks and refreshments for late night hackers. We’ll release more details shortly – keep an eye on our @cloudmade twitter account for details.

WhereCamp will return in 2009 bringing two days of geo hacking, map making and locative fun. This year’s event will be held at SocialText Campus at 655 High Street Palo Alto.

If you haven’t been to a WhereCamp before, here’s what the WhereCamp organizers say:

“We are self-organized in true bar-camp style. Bring your projects, work and ideas to get feedback from a group of the worlds most passionate social cartographers. Topics are whatever you want them to be. Over the last two years we’ve seen presentations ranging from emergency crisis response such as the work http://ushahidi.com is doing, to local food such as http://www.serveyourcountryfood.net/ to psycho-geography to visualization, to mobile mapping to re-factoring urban landscapes.

The expectation is simply that you participate. It’s your event and we’ll all get out of it what you put into it. As usual the event is zero dollars to enter – we will be seeking sponsorship to make yummy food and other consumables appear.”

WhereCamp 2008 Main Auditorium
The main auditorium at the Google Campus, WhereCamp 2008

Over two days participants will have the opportunity to interact with the world’s leading geo developers. CloudMade will be well represented, making this the perfect opportunity to talk one on one with the people who build CloudMade’s tools and APIs. Get tips, hear about upcoming releases and have your say on future development.

To find out more and to sign up, click here.

April 10th, 2009 - Posted by Nick Black in events, for developers, talks |