by Ian Dees | at MinneBar 13
Come learn how to use OpenStreetMap, the free, wiki-style map of the world!
You've seen OpenStreetMap data in popular places like Foursquare, craigslist, Apple Maps, and Flickr, now come learn how the data behind these maps gets made. Audience participation is strongly encouraged: bring your laptop and we'll get you mapping in no time.
Don't worry, if you can't make this talk, check out an upcoming Meetup on May 8th and consider going to the annual conference in Detroit in October.
After a stint writing Java for GE Healthcare in Milwaukee and Digital Cyclone in Eden Prairie, Ian moved to Chicago to work on the Obama for America 2012 campaign. He worked on the backend APIs and data flow for the campaign. Since then, he's worked on CensusReporter, a tool to make it easier for journalists to explore US Census data, on PayPal's e-commerce tools, and at Mapzen, an open source mapping company.