This fall is shaping up to be an amazing travel schedule. I'll be making a tour of 3 continents in 4 weeks speaking at conferences and giving workshops on mapping, community, and open-source. Mikel will be on 4 continents in a similar timeframe - but then, he's commonly doing that.
What will be really exciting about this succession of talks is that each will build on the next. Starting at an OGC meeting on OpenSearch-Geo and related community geosearch standards, carrying that to the Web2.0 Expo to talk about similar trends in technology and application as it affects businesses and developers - then to Africa to do on the ground workshops and talks on free and open data and code, and finally up to London to take the lessons learned about users in communities around the world and how the next generation of web applications need to be built to meet the needs and goals of people and not just serve a technology.
I know I'll be continually working on slides and material the entire voyage.
If you're around these cities and these times, I'd love to hear from you and get together. Mikel and I are putting up our schedule and notes on the OpenStreetMap wiki. Make sure and bring your GPS (or borrow one of ours)!
- OGC Geospatial Search Summit
Atlanta, GA September 15, 2008
- Web2.0Expo NYC
talk: Trends and Technologies in Where 2.0 - New York City, NY
September 16-19, 2008
- Mapping & Community Workshops
September 22-24, 2008
- FOSS4G 2008
talk: Rebuilding a City through Community Participation, Neogeography and GIS - Cape Town, South Africa
September 29-October 3, 2008
Johannesburg, South Africa
October 3-4, 2008
- Mapping with Youth Assets
October 5-7, 2008
- Future of Web Apps
talk Beyond Google Maps London, UK
October 8-10, 2008