What we're about

The online equivalent of sitting around a campfire and sharing conversations, opinions, thoughts and ideas in a relaxed & respectful way ❧

The format for the event is that of a campsite open fire, folks who may have crossed paths in other meetups and friends who have not met yet. There is no required knowledge, education level, or perspective. Still, as with most campfire discussions, if you have little ones about you, you need to use your parental/guardian discretion about whether they should be within earshot - not all campfire discussions are child-friendly.

I moderate for civility, which does not include occasional swearing/cussing. When exploring all sides of an idea or discussing specific topics or life experiences - it isn't all sunshine and roses.

🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍⚧️All campfires are LGBTQIA+ friendly 🏳️‍⚧️🏳️‍🌈

Upcoming events (4+)

Campfire Mapping - OpenStreetMap Online Hangout

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OpenStreetMap (OSM) is built by a community of mappers that contribute and maintain data about roads, trails, cafés, railway stations, and much more, all over the world.

The host (Korin) is an experiences Geographic Information Science and Technology (GIS&T) professional who enjoys a good chat about any and all things GIS&T. From how we model the world to make maps and use both digital and printed maps to make decisions, to the philosophies behind defining the boundaries marked on maps and the different models of licencing for data and software. Do maps lie? Are they a communication media that fails or succeeds at distributing an intended message? Do they privilege particular views of the world? What do you consider when using a map?

Whether you have never mapped anything before or have been using maps/GPS/satellite imagery for years, if you would like to get involved with some desktop mapping work for the OSM Project and chat geospatial philosophy while you contribute, come hang out once a month and share your thoughts.

What you need:

  • A desktop screen is best, so a desktops computer or laptop connected to a screen. Using your laptop screen is okay, but can be rough on your neck and back for this type of work.
  • An OpenStreeMap Account.
  • An Internet connection.
  • Camera and microphone for joining the virtual room.

If you are new to OSM, there are a number of guides available for getting started, and help will be available during the event but Campfire Mapping is not intended as a training session. If enough people want a training session, we can look at organising an event specifically for this purpose at a separate time.

If you have any questions, you can ask them when you RSVP, or contact Korin through Meetup.

Open Topic Hangout

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Bring your beverage (and snack of choice if you want one) to wherever you most comfortably use your computer and come hangout round the 🔥virtual campfire🔥 to talk about life and the attitudes (theories) that act as guiding principles for behaviour.

These sessions do not have a topic to get us started, so feel free to bring any ideas you want to discuss or hear the thoughts of others on.

As with all healthy campfire discussions, civility is a requirement but cursey words are not uncivil by default. Disrespect of others is not okay. Intolerance is not okay. Different views are perfectly fine - as long as those views are not being projected onto others.

🌈 This campfire is LGBTIAQ+ friendly 🌈

The Ethics of Secrets

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Bring your beverage (and snack of choice if you want one) to wherever you most comfortably use your computer and come hangout round the 🔥virtual campfire🔥 to talk about life and the attitudes (theories) that act as guiding principles for behaviour.

This month we are going to take our lead from the conversation started in November by The Ethics Centre.

SECRETS
What role do secrets play in our lives, and are there some secrets that are best kept? Are there secrets that we have a ‘right’ or ‘duty’ to keep private and others that we have a ‘responsibility’ to tell? When can revealing secrets cause more harm than good? And to what extent, if any, should consequences be factored into our deliberations?

As with all healthy campfire discussions, civility is a requirement but cursey words are not uncivil by default. Disrespect of others is not okay. Intolerance is not okay. Different views are perfectly fine - as long as those views are not being projected onto others.

🌈 This campfire is LGBTIAQ+ friendly 🌈

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Campfire Mapping - OpenStreetMap Online Hangout

Link visible for attendees

OpenStreetMap (OSM) is built by a community of mappers that contribute and maintain data about roads, trails, cafés, railway stations, and much more, all over the world.

The host (Korin) is an experiences Geographic Information Science and Technology (GIS&T) professional who enjoys a good chat about any and all things GIS&T. From how we model the world to make maps and use both digital and printed maps to make decisions, to the philosophies behind defining the boundaries marked on maps and the different models of licencing for data and software. Do maps lie? Are they a communication media that fails or succeeds at distributing an intended message? Do they privilege particular views of the world? What do you consider when using a map?

Whether you have never mapped anything before or have been using maps/GPS/satellite imagery for years, if you would like to get involved with some desktop mapping work for the OSM Project and chat geospatial philosophy while you contribute, come hang out once a month and share your thoughts.

What you need:

  • A desktop screen is best, so a desktops computer or laptop connected to a screen. Using your laptop screen is okay, but can be rough on your neck and back for this type of work.
  • An OpenStreeMap Account.
  • An Internet connection.
  • Camera and microphone for joining the virtual room.

If you are new to OSM, there are a number of guides available for getting started, and help will be available during the event but Campfire Mapping is not intended as a training session. If enough people want a training session, we can look at organising an event specifically for this purpose at a separate time.

If you have any questions, you can ask them when you RSVP, or contact Korin through Meetup.

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Campfire Mapping - OpenStreetMap Online Hangout

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