April 28-29, Amsterdam. Spread the word and register now:
Good news WhereCampers, the wait is over. WhereCampEU 2012 will be hosted in the fine city of Amsterdam over 28-29th April, with the usual mix of unconference interaction, discussion, presentation, ideas and the odd geobeer.
More news to come soon.
WhereCamp EU 2011 in Berlin is almost upon us and now is a good time to firm up details for this 2-day geo-fest. Well, at least as much as you can firm up the schedule for an unconference that is.
Doors will open for registration at WhereCamp EU at 9.00 AM at GLS Sprachenzentrum, Kastanienallee 82, 10435 Berlin. There’ll be coffee and a light breakfast waiting for you. The day will formally kick off at 10.00 AM in the main hall and sessions will run throughout the day until 4.00 PM when Skobbler will be running some location based gaming mayhem.
There’s no formal plans for dinner on Friday night but, weather permitting, we’ll try to head to the venerable Prater Garten at Kastanienalle 7-9. They’ve been known to serve some rather fine German beers and all manner of BBQ’d goodness. Prater has around 600 seats so we should be able to all fit in.
Saturday’s sessions will start at 10.00 AM back at GLS and we’ll wrap up proceedings at 4.30 PM.
There will be wifi throughout the GLS premises but please be mindful of your fellow WhereCampers who may be trying to connect to the wifi by running only one device on the wifi at a time. Bringing a 3G USB stick or mifi is probably a good idea as a back up.
If you get the urge to live-blog through the two days, please go ahead but let us know on Twitter at @wherecampeu so we can publicise your good work. And talking of Twitter, the hashtag for the event will be the accurate but unimaginative #wceu. If you take pictures during the day, please tag them as wceu so we can find them.
See you all in Berlin on Friday; it’ll be a geotastic experience for one and all.
We are trying some new things at this year’s WhereCampEU, and are super excited to welcome Skobbler who will be running the first location based game at WhereCampEU. Its top secret for now, but all you need to know is that Skobbler will be running a live location based game on the first day, and I think we might have some beer related prizes!
Or Geolokalisierung der Where-Camp EU Veranstaltungsort as they say in Berlin. We have sponsors. We have confirmed dates … and now we have a venue.
WhereCamp EU 2011 will be held in the campus of the GLS Sprachenzentrum, one of Berlin’s leading language schools. The site is on Kastanienallee in the Prenzlauer Berg district of what was East Berlin, a deeply cosmopolitan neighbourhood with more than a fair share of bars and restaurants.
Easily accessible by U-Bahn (less than 5 minutes walk from Eberswalder Strasse, Senefelder Platz and Bernauer Strasse stations), by tram and with connections to the S-Bahn system at nearby Alexanderplatz and with gracious thanks to our hosts Nokia, promises to be the best WhereCampEU location yet.
“From the Nokia N95 with its onboard GPS through to the latest generation of mobile devices with free maps and free navigation as part of Ovi Maps, Nokia is firmly committed to location and to geo in the many forms this takes. The heart of Nokia’s Location Group is based in Berlin and we’re looking forward to welcoming and supporting WhereCamp EU and everyone who will be participating to the home city of Ovi Maps for a challenging, informing and educating celebration of all that’s current in the location space.”
Gary Gale, Director, Ovi Places Registry, Nokia Berlin
Google is happy to return as a sponsor of WhereCamp EU, a great opportunity to bring together the dynamic Geo developer community of Europe in one of Europe’s greatest cities. Google believes in active participation, please fell free to grab a member of our developer relations or engineering teams who will be attending with any questions you may have about the many Google Geo APIs.
Ed Parsons, Geospatial Technologist, Google London.
To celebrate, we are are also releasing some more free passes:
We are looking for some intrepid volunteers to run some location based games in Berlin. Have a gaming startup? Want to launch a game at WhereCampEU? Get in touch and lets do something special.
We rely upon our friends to keep us going, and we have none bigger than Nestoria who are returning to sponsor WhereCampEU 2011 in Berlin. Nestoria’s goal is to make it as easy as possible for you to find a property, in Australia, Brazil, Germany, India, Italy, Spain, France and the UK. So if you’re thinking of staying in Berlin for longer than just the weekend, Mehr über Nestoria Deutschland.