WhereCamp5280 - August 14-15, 2009
WhereCamp5280 is a free "unconference" focusing on mapping and geospatial technologies. The first WhereCamp5280 was held on August 14-15, 2009 at University of Denver, with a social event downtown on Friday evening. Here is more on the schedule and location.
WhereCamp5280 is for anyone interested in place, space and location... and GIS, spatial data, GPSes... and mash-ups, web-mapping, location-based serivces... and geo-caching, locative games, and place-based art... and ESRI, Integraph, and Google Earth... and GeoServer, OpenLayers and PostGIS... And that's just to name a few!!!
WhereCamp5280 was organized by Eric Wolf, Peter Batty, Ben Tuttle, and with the help of the participants.
An unconference is a conference planned by the participants: we all convene together, plan sessions, and have break-outs into sessions. This gives everybody an opportunity to bring to the table the things that interest them the most and lets us talk about new topics that are still new and exploratory. Part of what is important to hearing new voices and getting new ideas is lowering barriers to participation - this event is free and it is driven by the participants.
Wherecamp5280 was also made possible by our many generous sponsors.