What better way to learn a subject than to try teaching it?! At this Maptime in Oakland we will all work on improving or creating online tutorials for various mapping tools and techniques! Whatever topic you're interested in (whether it's Leaflet, TileMill, QGIS, OpenStreetMap, or whatever) there will be tutorials for you to work on and help improve. Total beginners are welcome and encouraged to attend!
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!
For more information about Maptime, visit http://maptime.io . Also, follow us on twitter at @MaptimeSF (http://twitter.com/MaptimeSF) and @MaptimeOAK (http://twitter.com/MaptimeOAK).