WhereCampPDX 6 is coming!
– September 27–29, 2013
WhereCampPDX is a free, annual unconference for people
interested in geography and related technologies. This year’s WhereCampPDX
will be happening September 27–29 at the Metro Regional
Center and other Portland locations. If you'd like to join us, please register for free.
What's a WhereCamp?
WhereCamps connect geo-enthusiasts, developers, social place
hackers, artists, activists, grad students, geographers, earth scientists and
anybody else who wants to "know their place".
Popular topics include social cartography, software and
hardware, context awareness, mobile development, humanitarian mapping
efforts, food webs and local food transparency, transit, psychogeography, geo
games, paper maps, and place hacking.
WhereCamp is an unconference, which means it has little to
no pre-selected content. Instead, the content is provided by the participants
once they arrive. Everyone gathers in the morning to propose sessions and
schedule them in blocks throughout the day. Sessions take many forms, from
prepared talks to open discussions to running around outside with balloons. We
value open participation, providing access to new voices, and lowering barriers
to participation. The result is a fun event is driven by the interests and
talents of the participants.
When & Where is
WhereCampPDX 6 will be held September 27–29, spanning
Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
for free if you're planning to attend, so we can accurately plan for food
To kick things off, we’ll be hosting an opening party on
Friday night with food, drink, and casual geonerdery. On Saturday, the Metro
Regional Center will host our unconference day from 10am to 6pm. Sunday plays
host to a variety of geo-related games and activities at locations throughout
central Portland. We're currently looking for people to run things on Sunday,
so if you have an idea, please let us know.