Next Week: WhereCampPDX

WhereCampPDX 2008 by Paige Saez
Photo by Paige Saez

The second annual WhereCampPDX is coming up in just a week and a half. I’m really happy to be helping plan this again. Last year’s event was a great mix of location tracking ideas, games, food system discussions, and planning for community preparedness.

What’s in store this time? Friday, October 2nd, we kick off with a party at Gallery Homeland. Come meet people, talk about session ideas, try another round of the Arrivals game we invented for last year’s event. Please RSVP (helps us plan food/drink/chairs) on Upcoming.

Then, Saturday morning, we’ll have the unconference session kickoff at the Metro Regional Center at 9am, with sessions running all day. Add yourself to the attendee list on the wiki now, and browse or add to the session idea list.

Saturday night we’ll have pizza and hacking at PIE in the Pearl District. Bring your project, or just an idea for something you’d like to try, and find other people to collaborate with. Calagator, Geomena, and maybe even Shizzow are all likely to be represented there.

On Sunday we’ll wrap up with a day of games. PacManhattan is scheduled for a repeat run. We’re also considering geocaching, a mapping walk, scavenger hunts, and other fun. Check the blog for an updated schedule closer to the event.

See you there!

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