Here's some news from Missing Maps and my response to Jorieke, in case
anyone wants to add something.
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Subject: Re: Mapathon & foss4g.be
Date: Tue, 10 May 2016 17:09:11 +0200
From: Moritz Lennert <[hidden email]>
To: Jorieke Vyncke <[hidden email]>
On 10/05/16 14:25, Jorieke Vyncke wrote:
> Great to hear you held the kickoff meeting! In the meantime I discussed
> the idea also a bit more within the HOTsummit team.
> And they very much liked to do together with the OSGeo people a Missing
> Maps mapathon in the evening.
> However on the practical side, we would be happy to have the mapathon at
> the FOSS4GEO location, but we might have the opportunity to be hosted at
> the Doctor Without Borders / Handical International office
> in Brussels for this mapathon... It's an awsome space! (I went there a
> 2 or 3 weeks ago) They are organizing their first mapathon the 6th of
> June, so it's in fact just waiting for that mapathon to become a succes :-)
> What do you think about it?
I think that is up to you guys to decide. I understand the
attractiveness and symbolism of the MSF office. The advantage of FOSS4G
would be to have a large crowd of OSGeo people around. It would not be
easy to get them to move elsewhere.
Another option could be something similar to the university Mapathon:
use both places, i.e. get a few OSM/Missing Maps people to FOSS4G for
one session with people there, in contact with those who are mapping at
MSF. OSGeo.be members will probably be too busy organizing the general
conference to take this onto their shoulders as well, so some
OSM/Missing Maps people would be necessary.
I think you guys should discuss this amongst yourselves, and then make a
proposal on the belgium osgeo list .