A few weeks ago, we kicked off the brand new GeoPhilly meetup group. Check out our blog post introducing the new meetup. GeoPhilly unites developers, geographers, data geeks, open source enthusiasts, civic hackers and map addicts in our shared love of maps and the facts they visualize and stories they tell.
Additionally, the past couple of months have been an exciting time for open source at Azavea. In case you missed it, we are proud to announce Azavea has joined the Eclipse Foundation and its new working group, LocationTech! We are glad to be joined by Boundless (formerly OpenGeo), Google and others and hope we can make LocationTech a thriving hub for commercially-friendly open source geospatial software.
GeoPhilly and LocationTech are welcoming the LocationTech kick-off Tour to Philadelphia on November 13th! LocationTech members will be visiting 6 Northeastern cities in Canada and the US for day-long events, talks and happy hours all about open source geo projects. Philadelphia’s event is the 2013 Geo Open Source Conference. We’ll be hosting an afternoon conference with in-depth talks and an evening social event with lightning talks featuring speakers from the City of Philadelphia, Rackspace, OpenPlans, CCRI, our own staff at Azavea and others. Speakers will discuss a variety of topics including GeoTrellis, Walkshed.js, OpenTreeMap, GeoJSON for Github, GeoMesa and geojson.js.