MapTimeBend is coming to Bend starting this Thursday, October 16.
What is Maptime?
Maptime is, rather literally, time for mapmaking. Our mission is to open the doors of cartographic possibility to anyone interested by creating a time and space for collaborative learning, exploration, and map creation using mapping tools and technologies.
This open learning environment for all levels and degrees of knowledge offers intentional support for the beginner. Maptime is simultaneously flexible and structured, creating space for workshops, ongoing projects with a shared goal, and independent/collaborative work time.
Inspiration for Maptime comes from both hack nights and knitting circles. Both are models of spaces for people to create and learn together. Our goal is to provide this space with an open heart and without pretension. You can bring your own projects to work on, or just hang out and socialize or ask questions. Some people are experts, and some people are just getting started, but all of us are learning, so why not do it together?
Maptime is hands-on, so don't forget to bring your laptop! All skill levels are welcome. Newbies are especially welcome!
Our plan is to meet every month starting this Thursday at 6 pm at McMenamins Old St. Francis School, Main Bar - "Smoke Room" meeting room. For more information on MapTimeBend please follow us on twitter.com/maptimebend. For more information on MapTime, please go to: http://maptime.github.io/.
- MapTimeBend (Blair Deaver, Ryan McAdler, Alex Friant, and Andy Zeigert)
PS: We would love help if you are interested.