OpenStreetMap Sidewalk Mapathon! A Mapathon of the South Bay OSM Community.
The focus of this meeting will be to put a serious dent into the San Jose Sidewalk import project (http://tasks.openstreetmap.us/project/127). This is a crucial step towards creating a pedestrian network for San Jose. If you want to learn a little bit about why we are doing this please check out the OpenSidewalks Project (https://www.opensidewalks.com/).
If you wish to participate please start by following the instructions in the project.
Learn more about what South Bay OSM wants to accomplish on our github (https://github.com/codeforsanjose/OSM-SouthBay/issues).
If you're new to OpenStreetMap, check out these articles on 10 Things You Need to Know About OpenStreetMap (https://www.directionsmag.com/article/1823), Why the World Needs OpenStreetMap (https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/jan/14/why-the-world-needs-openstreetmap), Why OpenStreetMap Matters (https://www.benjaminspaulding.com/2015/10/12/reasons-openstreetmap/). After we get to know everybody we'll break out into groups to work on tasks.
9:30am Meet at Nextspace, Breakfast and Coffee
3:30 Wrap up
Anyone is welcome, coding skills NOT required!
Bring: Yourself and a laptop if you have one. Bring an external mouse if you are going to be mapping!
Feel free to hop into the slack channel (https://slackin-c4sj.herokuapp.com/) ahead of time or check out our active projects (https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0BxCGb2OaeO5ua09pVFcwNW9kLU0) and github (http://github.com/codeforsanjose).
Read more about Code for San Jose in this article on medium (https://medium.com/code-for-america/hack-nights-are-a-civic-good-86986cc7f0d3).