In August we'll hear lightening talks from different people in the geo space in DC. Speakers will include:
- Nuala Cowan from George Washington University has spent the last several years integrating OpenStreetMap into her upper level GIS curriculum. Recently, she and her classes worked closely with the American Red Cross to map disaster prone communities. Nuala will talk about her experiences in integrating OSM into a traditional GIS academic setting.
- Willie Shubert will talk about Knowledge Common DC's slate of resourceful mapping classes and their approach to teaching maps in the community classes. He'll also talk a bit about the Flag It program he's working on with InfoAmazonia.
- Juan Marin will present on the latest work that OpenGeo is doing around the QGIS platform, and how the community can get involved
- Betsy Emmons, student at Gettysburg and summer fellow for the MapStory Foundation, will talk about about her experience working with high school teachers and students who are interested in integrating geospatial and mapping into their classroom.
We'll meet at 7:00 pm at the upstairs bar at Stetsons at the intersection of 16th and U Streets NW. Introductions and lightning talks will start at 7:30 pm. Presentations will be followed by lots of time for questions, follow up, networking, and beers
Stetsons is a 21 and over venue. If you're not yet 21 but want to attend, message us via meetup and we'll do our best to get you in.
GeoDC meets on the first Wednesday of the month to socialize, network, and hear about the work people are doing with maps, GIS, geodata, and more. Join this meetup group, follow @Geo_DC on Twitter, and join our Google group for updates.
Do you have something you'd like to share with the group? Let us know! We're still looking for speakers, so message us and let us know what you'd like to share.