Edit-a-thon/US Winter Editathon 2014

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The fifth national Editathon was held on January 18-19, 2014. Blog post.

Locations

City Dates and Times Venue Contact Event link Number of participants
Salt Lake City, UT Jan 18, 2-5pm Joffee's Coffee Martijn van Exel Meetup link 2
Washington, DC Jan 18, 12-4pm EST MLK Library Kathleen Danielson Meetup link 20
Saint Louis, MO Jan 18, 12-4pm CST Cancelled Brett Lord-Castillo Meetup Group 0
Boston, MA Jan 18, 12-6pm EST Telenav Boston (201 South St) Lars Ahlzen Meetup Event 3
Chicago, IL Jan 18, 12-4pm CST Chicago Community Trust Ian Dees Meetup Event
Denver, CO Jan 18, 12-4pm MST Caution Brewery: West Russell Deffner Meetup Event 3 (+ several 'public' contacts)
Phoenix, AZ Jan 18, 12-4pm MST Spokes on Southern James Fee Meetup Event 23
Redlands, CA Jan 18, 12-6pm PST Esri Headquarters Richard Kachelriess Meetup Event 11
San Francisco, CA Jan 18, 12-6pm PST Code for America (155 9th St) Alan McConchie Meetup Event
Lexington, KY Jan 18, 12-4pm EST Coffea Jessi Breen 8
Tampa, FL Jan 18, 11am-3pm EST Wood Fired Pizza Coleman McCormick
Seattle, WA Jan 18 12:15pm - 4:15 PST Bellevue Library Clifford Snow Meetup Event 11
Seattle, WA Jan 19 12:15pm - 4:15 PST Shoreline Library Clifford Snow Meetup Event 5 (Seahawks Win!)
Tulsa, OK Jan 18, 9 AM - 4 PM CST Fab Lab Tulsa (710 S Lewis Ave) John Whitlock Meetup Event

What do I need to know to host an event?

  • The rule is simple: anything you commit to OpenStreetMap, should contain the hashtag #editathon in the comment
  • Your event can be an outside surveying event or an inside editing event
  • Design your event friendly to newcomers, make sure there's someone there to explain to first timers the fundamentals of OpenStreetMap and show them the first steps of editing and surveying.
  • The location should have fast internet and a place to sit for everyone. Remind attendees to bring a computer, mouse, and any other devices you'll need for your event.
  • Collect name and email from attendees, keep them to yourself. This information is to send on a feedback survey and only for that.