Where will you be this weekend? Hopefully at WhereCampPDX

It’s that time of year again. Time for all of the Portland geolocation types to gather at one location—or behind a geofence or whatever—for geogeekery of all kinds.

Yep. It’s time for WhereCampPDX, the fourth installment of the unconference dedicated to the fine art of mixing geography and technology.

WhereCampPDX is a free, volunteer-created unconference for anyone interested in geography and technology. This year’s event will be happening October 7th-9th, with a full day of unconference sessions at Metro Regional Center on the 8th.

Interested in suggesting some unconference sessions before you arrive? Check out the WhereCampPDX wiki where folks are proposing everything from “Tilemill Show and Tell” to “The Amazing Geography of Fiction.”

Unfamiliar with the unconference format? They’ve got you covered there, too.

An unconference is a conference planned by the participants. We convene together, plan sessions, and break-out into the proposed session discussions and activities. This gives everyone an opportunity to bring to the table the things that interest them the most, and talk about emerging topics that are still new and exploratory. We value open participation, providing access to new voices, and lowering barriers to participation. As a result, the event is driven by the interests and talents of the participants.

WhereCampPDX is free to attend, but you’ll need to register so they know how many people to expect.

For more information, visit WhereCampPDX.

  1. This is my favorite conference of the year. I highly suggest it to anyone with an interest in location, maps, datasets, civic data, general nerdery and a love of fellow people with fantastic minds.

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